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Hosmer Grove Trail

Hawaii > Maui > Makawao
Length6 mi
Elev. Gain120 ft
Difficulty1 / 5
Rating7 / 10
In this trail, you would explore a wide variety of flora. In the early 1900s, a Hawaii forester introduced 86 different new species of plants to Maui from different parts of the world to stop the erosion of the island and develop a lumber industry, thus forming the native forest.

You start the trail from the parking lot in the campground and head into the shady alien forest with towering trees. Then pass through the forest exploring the eucalyptus trees and tall pines. Throughout your trek, you will also notice other species of plants like the Sugi Pines, Spruce, Juniper and Fir, which are not native to Hawaii.

The trail leads you further to a mixed forest of alien and native plants. A climb to the overlook at 6933 feet will let you have the view of the Keanae valley and the Waikamoi Gulch. Loop through the native forest of Pilo and Ohei plants. Walk along the way till you find a junction that offers you the option of either going back to the first section of Hosmer Grove or continue the nature trail. Pass through native forest and climb steps that lead to an open outlook to get the complete view of the forest. Walk down the trail to complete the loop and go back to your car.

Best time to go
Throughout the year

$10 per car or $5 per person

Trails Illustrated: Haleakala National Park
USGS: Kilohana

Trail Map
Haleakala National Park
By Trails Illustrated
Hike Featured In...
Best Hiking Trips in Hawaii
By Pamela Wright
Trailhead Location
GPS Coordinates:
20° 46.106' N
156° 14.246' W

Driving Directions:
You need to take Route 37 from Kahului to Route 377 and finally Route 378 to reach the trail head which falls to the left above the park entrance station. You can park your car in the parking lot of the Hosmer Grove campground.
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Weather Report for Kula, HI
Mostly clear. Haze. Lows around 67 at the shore to around 55 upcountry. South winds 10 to 15 mph.
Temperature: 66.9° F
Relative Humidity: 22%
Pressure: 29.93"
Dew Point: 27.0° F

Winds from the SW at 2.0 mph gusting to 8.0 mph

Last Hour: 0.00"
Today: 0.00"

Sunrise: 6:52 AM
Sunset: 5:45 PM
Weather reported from Haiku, Maui Upper West Kuiaha Road, Haiku-Pauwela, HI (KHIHAIKU4)
Haze in the morning. Mostly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs around 85 at the shore to 62 to 73 upcountry. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy with showers likely. Lows around 66 at the shore to 49 to 55 upcountry. Light winds becoming northeast up to 10 mph after midnight. Chance of rain 70 percent.
Mostly sunny with isolated showers. Highs 53 to 80. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear. Lows 44 to 66. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph early in the morning.
Weather information provided by Weather Underground. Current as of 12/12/2017 0:02 AM
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