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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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Hike Featured In...
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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
Occasional showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Haze. Locally heavy rainfall possible. Highs 56 to 75. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain near 100 percent.
Currently
Temperature: 62.5° F
Relative Humidity: 99%
Pressure: 29.88"
Dew Point: 62.0° F

Winds from the West at 2.0 mph gusting to 4.0 mph

Precipitation
Last Hour: 0.33"
Today: 1.04"

Sunrise: 5:56 AM
Sunset: 6:51 PM
Weather reported from Lepo Rd, Haiku, HI (KHIHAIKU15)
Forecast
Tonight
Cloudy with showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms. Haze. Lows 54 to 66. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.
Monday
Mostly cloudy with showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms. Haze. Highs 64 to 83. Light winds. Chance of rain 60 percent.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Haze. Lows 58 to 70. Light winds becoming east around 10 mph after midnight. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Tuesday
Mostly cloudy with showers likely. Haze. Highs 66 to 85. East winds up to 10 mph until mid morning becoming light. Chance of rain 60 percent.
Weather information provided by Weather Underground. Current as of 4/30/2017 4:55 AM
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