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Overgrowth Adventure

Sooo much overgrowth. Trail is not well maintained, which actually adds a bit of fun to the hike... read more

Reviewed October 24, 2018
Must walk

A not too difficult walk--a round trip takes about an hour--it has gorgeous views of the Bay and... read more

Reviewed March 21, 2018
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Reviewed October 24, 2018

Sooo much overgrowth. Trail is not well maintained, which actually adds a bit of fun to the hike. There are portions of the trail that look inaccessible due to overgrowth. I hiked through several of these overgrowth areas and sometimes had to squat through in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Navigate825187
Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

Should clarify our trip, I think we found the places others turned around, but with a little extra searching we were able to navigate to the top. Definitely suggest long pants and I would have liked a long sleeved shirt. Our shoes were soaked by...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank N976JXchriso
Reviewed October 16, 2018

Started from D.T. Fleming Park, enjoying the trail. barely into the trail it’s impassable due to thick overgrown ( tree or tropical vines). Had to turn around, very disappointed! Looked awesome and reviews were so good, I was looking forward to the journey. I’m grateful...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank D B
Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

Seems like it’s funding has been cut off. It’s always nice to go for a nice hike and there is lots to look at. Some pretty views and vegetation. The grass was way too long for much of the hike. We were all itchy after....More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Cgy-Canada
Reviewed March 21, 2018

A not too difficult walk--a round trip takes about an hour--it has gorgeous views of the Bay and bits of the island edge. Wear comfortable shoes.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank rnarisetti
Reviewed March 10, 2018

Only walked two miles of the trail with my daughter then turned around and headed back. Nice way to get away from the crowds. The trail is relatively easy and just in the distance we walked it crosses through grasslands and forest. You are not...More

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank Brian S
Reviewed February 28, 2018 via mobile

We started out early driving from Makena, all day adventure! The trail is extremely varied from hard dirt to quite muddy, all different zones of plants and trees and quite windy, very nice temperature but be cautious due to falling trees and branches. Once at...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank S3056YMsusanm
Reviewed January 17, 2018

This trail is a great full day commitment for hikers OR a trail runners dream! It can get a bit monotonous but finally affords you an incredible view of the West Maui mountains. If you choose to add on an extra 1.25 miles to the...More

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank Zea R
Reviewed December 31, 2017

This is a "full-moderate" or even more difficult hike. Lot's of up and down hills, switchbacks, mud and the potential for some rain at the top. You climb enough vertical that you really get to see how the plant life changes at different altitudes, a...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank philsp68
Reviewed November 2, 2017 via mobile

What an amazing 10 mike hike. We didn’t see one other person the entire time. This hike is difficult but well worth it!! Lots of shade. Bring water and a camera.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank JenniferBaumstark
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