Mamane Trail - Maui


Le Tour Hassan Rabat

Mamane Flower / Tree

  Mamane Trail
Trail Length: 1.8 mi.
Time: approx 1 hr.
Terrain: Forest, and Native Scrublands
Activity: Pedestrian, Bicycle
Difficulty: Easy
Elevation: 520 ft
mamane flower
Mamane Flower

Route: Take the Upper Waiakoa trail up about 1/2 mile and to the right from the small volcanic cone (cave shelter) and continue upslope. The upper tailhead is located off the Skyline Trail at approximately 7,300` elevation. Trail passes through mixed native sub-alpine vegetation, including groves of Mamane trees (Sophora chrysophylla) and other native shrubs, before descending into the mixed pines of the Forest Reserve. The trail is a mixed use trail shared by hikers, mountain bikers and hunters. For information on hunting seasons, contact the Hawaii State Division of Forestry & Wildlife, Maui District. Wear bright clothing. Be aware that you may encounter hunters who are hunting off the trail. Stay on trail.

Directions: From Kahului, take Highway 37 past Pukalani to the second junction of Highway 377. Turn left on 377 for about 0.3 mile, then right on Waipoli Road. This becomes Polipoli Access Road at the first cattle guard and climbs up the mountain through a long series of switchbacks until it enters the forest at 6,400` elevation where the pavement ends. The trail is accessible at 0.7 mile along the upper Waiakoa Trail from the Polipoli Access Road.

Hiking boots are not necessary. There is no water or toilets. Camping is not permitted.

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.