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Honolua Ridge and Maunalei Arboretum Trails

Hawaii > Maui > Lahaina
Summary
Length6 mi
Elev. Gain1682 ft
Difficulty3 / 5
Rating7 / 10
TypeForest
You will cover the hike by passing through an 80-year old arboretum of trees and plants collected from around the world. You can see the Puu Kukui Watershed Preserve, the largest private preserve in Hawaii from the Honolua Ridge.

Start the trail on a crushed gravel path bordered with guava trees and the 100-year old Cook pines. Walk for 0.3 miles through a forest of non-native Surinam trees till you come to the first junction. Then turn right to the Mokupea Lookout to look for the dense forest reserve and the ocean at the distance. Continue your journey on the Arboretum Trail and turn right at the next junction to take the Banyan Loop Trail. Soon you will pass a gate and enter into the Puu Kukui Watershed Preserve.

Walk under the New Zealand Kauri trees and giant Traveler's palms till you enter into a cool forest of Banyan trees. Turn right at the next junction and take up the Honolua Ridge trail. The trail next ascends on switchbacks and after a final rush up you will reach the Pu'u Kukui Lookout. From here, look out for the high mountain peaks of Maui. Then retrace your steps back to the starting point.
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Best time to go
February to catch the annual Kapalua Community Whale-Watching Festival.

Cost
Release form from Kapalua Adventure Center

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Trailhead Location
GPS Coordinates:
20° 58.775' N
156° 37.225' W

Driving Directions:
You have to travel north on the Honoapiilani Highway from Lahaina and turn left towards the Office Road. Again turn right to the Village Road and you will find the Kapalua Adventure Center on the right after the first building.
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Weather Report for Lahaina, HI
Partly sunny in the morning then becoming mostly sunny. Breezy. Scattered showers. Highs 69 to 87. Northeast winds 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Currently
Temperature: 80.0° F
Relative Humidity: 77%
Pressure: 30.03"
Dew Point: 72.0° F

Winds from the East at 11.0 mph gusting to 21.0 mph

Precipitation
Last Hour: 0.00"
Today: 0.00"

Sunrise: 5:47 AM
Sunset: 7:11 PM
Weather reported from Haiku, Maui Upper West Kuiaha Road, Haiku-Pauwela, HI (KHIHAIKU4)
Forecast
Tonight
Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Breezy. Scattered showers. Lows 60 to 72. East winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 35 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Tuesday
Breezy. Mostly sunny with scattered showers. Highs 67 to 85. Northeast winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 35 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Breezy. Scattered showers. Lows 61 to 73. East winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Wednesday
Partly sunny in the morning then becoming mostly sunny. Breezy. Scattered showers. Highs 67 to 85. Northeast winds 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Weather information provided by Weather Underground. Current as of 6/26/2017 12:25 AM
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