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Piiholo Ranch Horseback

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Address: 325 Waiahiwi Rd, Makawao, Maui, HI
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2 hour horseback ride

Our guide Mollie was knowledgeable, funny, and entertaining. The horses are so well cared for and so well trained. I rode the best horse ever in my life at this Ranch... read more

Reviewed March 23, 2017
Daneille H
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Reviewed March 23, 2017 via mobile

Our guide Mollie was knowledgeable, funny, and entertaining. The horses are so well cared for and so well trained. I rode the best horse ever in my life at this Ranch. Everyone in the family enjoyed it including the teenager. If you want to get close to nature and fresh air this is the place.

Thank Daneille H
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Reviewed March 22, 2017

Always wanted to do this but it took my 80 year old mom who had this on her "bucket list" of do's to get me going on it. Tara was an extremely talented guide and made us feel right at home. I'd only ridden once, my husband - never and my mom grew up on horses but hadn't ridden in... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed February 27, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed an experience of a lifetime at Piiholo Ranch Horseback on the three hour private ride with Molly (our wrangler). The best word to describe the experience is thoughtfulness. Everything was done thoughtfully and thoroughly to make the experience as enjoyable and relaxing as possible. Onto move detail... We had no significant experience riding and Molly... More 

Thank GilladM
Orland Park, Illinois
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Reviewed February 8, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went on the two hour private ride with Laura and had a wonderful time. The barn and facilities were clean and it was clear they really cared for the horses and they gave us a riding review before beginning the trail ride. Our horses were very easy going and responsive. The ranch is very scenic and... More 

Thank goingplaces90
Stamford, Connecticut
2 reviews
Reviewed February 2, 2017

The 2 hour ride was perfect. Friendly staff and horses, panoramic vistas and a chance to experience the spirit of upcountry Maui. All said highly recommended - I will definitely return. This is not an absentee operation. The owners are on site and even communicate with the customers to ensure a great ride from aloha (booking) to aloha (farewell). Another... More 

Thank Daniel L Z
Miami, Florida, United States
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47 reviews
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Reviewed February 1, 2017

Great staff and the horses are well cared for. The ride is amazing in the most beauiful areas.A must place to go for horse back riding.

Thank Kathy H
Berthoud, Colorado
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Reviewed January 18, 2017

We rode their experienced mounts up the hill to round up some mexican cattle (smaller animals used for roping practice). After riding through the warm mist, we rounded up the cattle to a smaller pen area and practiced sorting the steers. The instructions given were excellent, and we were sorting out individuals within twenty minutes. Although the mist completely soaked... More 

Thank MoDo2016
New Jersey
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3 reviews
Reviewed January 2, 2017

My husband booked the "Cowboy for a Day" for the two of us; I am an experienced rider/horse owner (with NO cattle sorting experience) and my husband has ridden....maybe 5 times. The two of us had the greatest, most memorable experience together sorting cows; so if any non riding husband of a horsewoman is reading this: YOU CAN DO THIS!... More 

Thank LMKTravels
Makawao, Hawaii
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Reviewed December 15, 2016

I love this ranch. It is beautiful, the horses are excellent, the staff kind, gentle, knowledgeable and warm. This is a great place to ride and see endless views and the real beauty of Maui, untouched. Spacious feeling, away from it all, relaxing, and fun. Expect to enjoy every minute. I always did.

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Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

Our guide was Tara, and we had so much fun. My husband and I were the only ones on the tour which made it so much more enjoyable than riding with 10 or more tourists as is often the case at other tours. The ranch is gorgeous, and is over 800 acres. A lot of where we rode was open... More 

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