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Waihe'e Valley Ridge Trail

Waihe'e Valley Ridge Trail
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Type of Attraction
Wilderness, Mountains, Trails
Interests That Apply
Photography, Outdoors, Sports & Recreation
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Price: Free
Is there parking?: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Mobility Obstacles: Dirt/off-road walking
Water/Drinks: NOT available at this attraction or nearby.
Eating: This is NOT a good place to get a meal or snack.
Restrooms: Not Available
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Waihe'e Valley Ridge Trail

Spectacular Island-Wide Views

Off The Beaten Path

Waihe'e Valley Rd
(mile marker 5)
Wailuki, HI 96793


This trail climbs the windward slope of West Maui 2.5 miles to a peak overlooking Wailuku. It begins just below the Boy Scout's Camp Maluhia in the pasture and climbs through a brushy guava thicket, a young planted stand of trees, and finally into wet native scrub forest. As you progress up the ridge, the view continually changes. First you look down on the Boy Scout Camp, then into Waihee Gorge with its dark verdant cliffs, then north into Makamakaole Gulch, and finally to the top, where you can see from all of Wailuku and central Maui to the Kahakuloa slopes and directly inland to Mount Eke, shrouded high up in the clouds.

Times & Dates

Open Hours: 24 hours
Notes: The trail is seen best during the daytime.
Visit Time: 1hr-Half day(4hr)
Best Time to Visit: Try to start your hike in the morning.
Why Best: It's easier to climb while the air is still cool, and later in the day, clouds move in diminishing views.
Average Wait Time: None
Price: Free


Outdoor with little or no covering.

Age Recommendations/Requirements

Ages Admitted: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult
Ages that would most enjoy this attraction: Teen, Adult
Groups that would most enjoy this attraction: Couples, Families, Friends, Solo Travelers


Best Modes of Transportation: Automobile/Car
Parking Availability: Yes
Average Price per Hour: Free
Parking Safety: Somewhat Safe
Notes: There is a place to park your car just off Hwy 340, or you can drive directly to the trailhead, a little under a mile up the road.

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