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Waihou Spring

Hawaii > Maui > Makawao
Summary
Length2.1 mi
Elev. Gain500 ft
Difficulty1 / 5
Rating7 / 10
TypeForest
The Waihou Spring hike takes you through an experimental forest of pines that was planted by the USGS and Hawaii's Division of Forestry and Wildlife. The spring is usually dry, but the landscape here is always scenic. This hike is an easy, level loop and there is an optional short side trip down to the spring itself.

From the trailhead, you journey begins by going around a gate, through a hikers entrance. There are plenty of pine trees here, and you'll notice the massive amount of needles they have shed. At 0.1 miles, find a sign pointing you straight ahead. The trail begins to slow descend from here, gradually taking you into a gully. Shortly after you'll find another sign that marks the beginning of the loop. Turn right to begin the loop in the counterclockwise direction. Here you'll be surrounded by pine and ash trees, with an occasional redwood. In a short distance you will encounter another sign, pointing you to the right, toward an overlook and the spring. To reach the spring, follow the path down the steep switchbacks, another sign here marks the end of the trail.
Users
Hikers, Dogs

Best time to go
Year-round

Cost
None

Maps
No suggestions
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Hike Featured In...
Best Easy Day Hikes Hawaii: Maui
By Suzanne Swedo
 
Trailhead Location
GPS Coordinates:
20° 48.374' N
156° 16.803' W

Driving Directions:
From the Kahului Airport, take Highway 36 for 6 miles to Pa'ia. Turn right on Baldwin Avenue and travel 7 miles to Makawao. Baldwin Avenue becomes Baldwin-Olinda and then Olinda Road (Highway 390). Go 5 miles on a narrow road to the trailhead on the right side of the road.
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Weather Report for Makawao, HI
Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Lows around 71 at the shore to around 54 at 5000 feet. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Currently
Temperature: 76.1° F
Relative Humidity: 83%
Pressure: 30.04"
Dew Point: 70.7° F

Winds from the North at -9999.0 mph gusting to -999.0 mph

Precipitation

Sunrise: 6:22 AM
Sunset: 5:56 PM
Weather reported from Kane Street, Kahului, HI (KHIKAHUL6)
Forecast
Sunday
Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly sunny. Scattered showers. Highs around 80 at the shore to around 68 at 5000 feet. East winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Scattered showers. Haze. Lows around 72 at the shore to around 55 at 5000 feet. Light winds. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Monday
Partly sunny. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms in the morning, then showers likely and isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. Haze through the day. Locally heavy rainfall possible. Highs 64 to 86. Light winds becoming east around 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 70 percent.
Monday Night
Cloudy. Occasional showers and isolated thunderstorms in the evening, then scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms after midnight. Haze through the night. Locally heavy rainfall possible. Lows 50 to 73. Light winds. Chance of rain 90 percent.
Weather information provided by Weather Underground. Current as of 10/22/2017 10:15 PM
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