Route: Printable Map: Beginning at 1,000` elevation, trail climbs the windward slope of west Maui through a brushy guava thicket, a young stand of planted trees, and wet native scrub forest. Views of Waihee Gorge and Makamakaole Gulch can be seen along the way. On the peak, at 2,563` are panoramic views of Wailuku and central Maui, the Kahakuloa slopes, and Mount Eke. Weather at the summit varies from clear to overcast with showers. No drinking water is available along the trail. Camping is not permitted. Wear bright colored clothing. Be aware that you may encounter hunters who may be hunting off trail. Stay on trail.
Directions: From Kahekili Highway (340), turn up Maluhia Road and go 0.9 miles. A sign on a fence marks the trail head. Follow right-of-way markers through pasture before entering forest.
The gate at the bottom of the access road is opened at 7:00 AM and closed at 5:00 PM. Please plan your hike accordingly.
The gate at the bottom of the road may be closed at any time. If so, park in the gravel area by the gate and walk up the road (approximately 1 mile) to the trail head. The road is steep with poor lines of sight so be sure to keep to the side to avoid oncoming traffic.
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Do not use any trail or access road that is not delineated by name and
color and that may also be displayed on these maps. The marked features
are managed for public recreational use. Other trails or roads that branch
off from the public features may be on private property, and are not
managed for any public recreational use. Access is subject to adjacent
landowner approval, and if used without authorization, you will be trespassing
and possibly putting yourself at risk.