We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Near Ritz Carlton Kapalua Resort, Kapalua, Maui, HI
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 41 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 20
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Fun Six Hours

Super well marked trail made it a pleasure to pass away a Sunday... We started at Flemming Beach and walked all the way to the end (7 miles; 5.75 + 1.25) and back in about 6... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 May 2016
abachlet
,
Honolulu, Hawaii
Add Photo Write a Review

41 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 41: English reviews
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We were looking for some trails to do close by in the rainforest and found the Mahana Ridge Trail. It started at the Kapalula Resorts a little north of Kaanapali. The entire trail I believe is 5.75 miles however we only went about ½ way and turned around. We got some great shots while hiking but not too many lookouts.... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank dennyc8400
Level Contributor
25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Enjoyable hike - the most interesting part is the arboretum at the top of the ridge. Some unusual flora up there. Bring mosquito repellent and high socks as there are some quiet spots for the buggers to get you. Long walk down if you willing to go all the way to Kapalua. If not, the bus will pick you up... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Geoff H
Norco, California
Level Contributor
28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

This was my third time on this trail. It is muddy as you get farther up the hill and can be a bit slick. The flora is absolutely amazing and such a contrast from my desert and mountain bikes back home. Apply bug spray! My adult daughter did not enjoy it as much as I did as many mosquitos found... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank tmiller253
Honolulu, Hawaii
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

Super well marked trail made it a pleasure to pass away a Sunday... We started at Flemming Beach and walked all the way to the end (7 miles; 5.75 + 1.25) and back in about 6 hours. Areas were muddy and there was quite a bit of overgrown vegetation, but it was pleasant and not technically difficult. Beautiful views of... More 

Helpful?
Thank abachlet
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Level Contributor
37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

19km round trip from Fleming beach. See my Fleming beach review for more details! Shade most of the way. Lots of various vegetation!

Helpful?
1 Thank travelling555
Post Falls, Idaho
Level Contributor
571 reviews
162 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

Don't let any body fool you into thinking there are no great hikes in Hawaii. this trail can be as long or as short as you want as there are several looping trails that will take you back to where the trail begins near the Ritz-Carlton. We hiked for about two hours and ended up back where we started by... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank wdlander
Colleyville, Texas
Level Contributor
401 reviews
107 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 280 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

This used to be a 5 star trail. Kapalua resort used to shuttle you to the trailhead starting point. Now, the shuttle is no more. So, you start the hike at the bottom of the trail at the Kapalua adventure center. You hike uphill as far as you can go. Unfortunately, it is 7 miles one way, so nearly impossible... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Steveh3Texas
tulare
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

This used to be a great hike. Kapalua Resorts ran a shuttle to the top where you had access to the trails and could hike down. They stopped providing that service in December 2015. Now it's hard to get up there for a day hike as its about 12-14 miles round trip and you can't take your own vehicle into... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank Bret H
Level Contributor
27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

Good hike to get the blood moving. Lots of spiders and spider webs make the hike less enjoyable and a nuisance. Views are limited but there were 3 spots to catch views of the ocean and gulch. Hike was not too muddy like previous reviews, but there were stretches of overgrown plants and canopies of spider webs with spiders evading... More 

Helpful?
Thank JDfrmCA
Rancho Cucamonga, California
Level Contributor
93 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

This is very beautiful and well maintained trail. Easily accessible and easy to hike. It is about 6 miles long one way but we didn't go all the way. Instead sitting lazy all day on the beach, get active: Take this hike.

Helpful?
1 Thank jawa13

Travellers who viewed Mahana Ridge Trail also viewed

 

Been to Mahana Ridge Trail? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Mahana Ridge Trail staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?