Waihou Spring Trail

Paia, Hawaii

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Waihou Spring Trail is above the up-country town of Makawao in the Waihou Spring Forest Reserve. The beautiful reserve borders the state-run tree experimentation project planted in the 1920s. The trail begins on the tree plantation road and loops through a forest of Monterey cypress, pines, eucalypti and koa. A side path leads to an overlook and descends into Kailua Gulch at an enclosed, boulder-strewn canyon with numerous caves. Old water diversion tunnels are cut into the face of the surrounding cliffs.

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"Waihou Spring Trail is above the up-country town of Makawao in the Waihou Spring Forest Reserve. The beautiful reserve borders the state-run tree experimentation project planted in the 1920s.

The trail begins on the tree plantation road and loops through a forest of Monterey cypress, pines, eucalypti and koa. A side path leads to an overlook and descends into Kailua Gulch at an enclosed, boulder-strewn canyon with numerous caves. Old water diversion tunnels are cut into the face of the surrounding cliffs."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Paia
Distance: 2.4
Elevation Gain: 400 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Duration: 1.5 hours
Season: Year-round
Local Maps: U.S.G.S. Kilohana - Maui Recreation Map

Waihou Spring Trail Reviews

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5/20/2009
This has both an East and West Loop. The rain forest in this area is amazing. While trails.com calls this a hiking trail, it is clearly used a lot by Mt Bikers. The locals have added burms and jumps and roll overs. This area is really fun for both bikers and hikers. I would recommend this to everyone. Park at the road before you go into the park, otherwise they might close the gate and lock your car in. The trails are short but there are many ways to take them and tons of fun. I have pics of my trip here http://www.myspace.com/twofattiesmountainbiking
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