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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
Occasional showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Haze. Locally heavy rainfall possible. Highs around 72 at the shore to around 58 at 5000 feet. Northwest winds around 10 mph shifting to the northeast early in the afternoon, then becoming light late in the afternoon. Chance of rain near 100 percent.
Currently
Temperature: 65.0° F
Relative Humidity: 97%
Pressure: 29.84"
Dew Point: 64.1° F

Winds from the South at 1.0 mph gusting to 1.0 mph

Precipitation
Last Hour: 0.16"
Today: 0.81"

Sunrise: 5:55 AM
Sunset: 6:49 PM
Weather reported from Maui Meadows, Kihei, HI (KHIKIHEI9)
Forecast
Tonight
Cloudy with showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms. Haze. Lows around 66 at the shore to around 48 at 5000 feet. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.
Monday
Mostly cloudy with showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms. Haze. Highs around 80 at the shore to around 66 at 5000 feet. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Haze. Lows 49 to 72. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Tuesday
Mostly cloudy with showers likely. Haze. Highs 64 to 85. East winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.
Weather information provided by Weather Underground. Current as of 4/30/2017 4:51 AM
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