Waikamoi Ridge Nature Trail

Haiku, Hawaii 96708

Waikamoi Ridge Nature Trail

Waikamoi Ridge Nature Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This is a good place to stretch your legs on the long road to Hana. It involves a steep climb, but is very short. It goes through magnificent old forest with views of Waikamoi Stream and the ocean. Take mosquito repellent.

The sheer size of the trees along the trail will leave you gasping. This is a nature trail and many of the big trees are labeled. You might be surprised to discover that most of them are kinds of eucalyptus . . . but eucalyptus bigger than you ever imagined. The vines climbing up into their branches, sometimes completely covering the trunks, should also seem familiar, but they are also so large you might not recognize them as ordinary houseplants. Among them are philodendron and pothos, whose leaves are the size of umbrellas. Among the deep greens are startling red bunches of heliconias. You can see how they earned their common name of lobster claws."

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

Day Hikes on Maui (Day Hike Books)
Robert Stone
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"The Waikamoi Ridge Trail is an interpretive nature trail in a tropical forest. The trail climbs the dense vegetated slope to a grassy clearing and sheltered picnic area, offering great views of Keanae Peninsula and the ocean. A mosaic of tree roots crosses the trail through the lush rain forest that is adorned with groves of bamboo, paperback eucalypti, mahogany, heliconia, philodendrons and ginger." Read more
Hiking the Hawaiian Islands (Falcon Guides)
Suzanne Swedo
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"This is a good place to stretch your legs on the long road to Hana. It involves a steep climb but is very short, traveling through magnificent old forest with views of Waikamoi Stream and the ocean. There are no facilities of any kind here. Take mosquito repellant. The sheer size of the trees along this trail will leave you gasping. This is a nature trail and many of the big trees are labeled. You might be surprised to discover that most of them are kinds of eucalyptus, but eucalyptus bigger than you ever imagined. The vines climbing up into their branches, sometimes completely covering the trunks, should also seem familiar, but are so large you might not recognize them as ordinary houseplants. Among them are philodendron and pothos, whose leaves are the size of umbrellas. Among the deep greens are startling red bunches of heliconias. You can see how they earned their common name of lobster claws." Read more

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Trail Information

Haiku
Nearby City
1
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
All year
Season
USGS Keanae
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Dec 2018