Lahaina Pali Trail from the Ukumehame West Trailhead

Lahaina, Hawaii 96761

Lahaina Pali Trail from the Ukumehame West Trailhead

Lahaina Pali Trail from the Ukumehame (West) Trailhead Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The Lahaina Pali Trail is an old Hawaiian horse and foot trail built in the early 1800s. The trail was used as a more direct route across the arid southern slopes of the West Maui Mountains, connecting Lahaina and Olowalu with Maalaea and Wailuku.

There are two trailheads that zigzag up the mountain, crossing ridges and gullies to the 1,600-foot ridge. The interpretive trail passes rock outcroppings, ancient stone walls and offers panoramic coastal vistas of Lanai, Kahoolawe, Haleakala and the Molokini Islands. This hike begins from the Ukumehame (West) Trailhead and can be combined with Lahaina Pali Trail from the Maalaea (East) Trailhead for a one-way, 5-mile shuttle hike."

Lahaina Pali Trail from the Ukumehame (West) Trailhead Trip Reports

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9/1/2010
This trail was unpleasing and tiring at first. The farther you go, the better the views get (on a clear day). A wildfire has destroyed what little green there was. If you want to do this trail, go on the Ma'alaea side.
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1/20/2008
Great hike! Thankfully it was windy because it is very exposed & we would have been baking! The turn off can be hard to miss if you're coming from the Lahaina side - it is before the tunnel & if you miss it you have to drive quite a while before finding a turn around spot. Once you are on the trail it is very well marked. Incline is very steady & consistent. Bring lots of water, a hat & a camera!
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Trail Information

Lahaina
Nearby City
5
Distance
1,600 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
3 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
U.S.G.S. Maalaea - The Lahaina Pali Trail Guide
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