Waihou Spring

Makawao, Hawaii

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This hike in cool upcountry Maui takes you through an experimental forest of pines planted by the U.S. Geological Service and Hawaii’s Division of Forestry and Wildlife. The spring itself is usually dry, unless it has very recently rained, but the setting is pretty anytime. It is an easy, fairly level loop with an optional short but very steep side trip down to the spring—not difficult if you take your time. Go around a gate and through a hikers’ entrance to wander down a wide needle-strewn road between regular rows of pines. At a junction about 0.1 mile along, a sign keeps you pointed straight ahead (south). Descend gradually, dipping into a gully in a grove of ash trees. Just beyond, another sign marks the beginning of the loop part of the hike. Turn right (west), starting the loop in a counterclockwise direction. Occasional redwoods join the pines and ash trees.

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"This hike in cool upcountry Maui takes you through an experimental forest of pines planted by the U.S. Geological Service and Hawaii’s Division of Forestry and Wildlife. The spring itself is usually dry, unless it has very recently rained, but the setting is pretty anytime. It is an easy, fairly level loop with an optional short but very steep side trip down to the spring—not difficult if you take your time.

Go around a gate and through a hikers’ entrance to wander down a wide needle-strewn road between regular rows of pines. At a junction about 0.1 mile along, a sign keeps you pointed straight ahead (south). Descend gradually, dipping into a gully in a grove of ash trees. Just beyond, another sign marks the beginning of the loop part of the hike. Turn right (west), starting the loop in a counterclockwise direction. Occasional redwoods join the pines and ash trees."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Makawao
Distance: 2.1
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Season: All year
Local Contacts: Waihou Spring Forest Reserve
Local Maps: USGS Kilohana
Driving Directions: Directions to Waihou Spring

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May 2018