Maui Trail Running
We'll be in Maui for a few days next week without our bikes but we wanted to do some trail running. Any recommendations for fun, scenic runs (5 to 6 miles)?
Awe man, flip, wrong island!! If you were comin' here, I'd recommend some trails to be run etc. And........bikes? We got lots of resources for bikes to "borrow" if you were here. How's rocknrollbarbie doing? I suppose running stuff around the Makena area would work as that's where they hold the XTerra Worlds.............Maybe I'll ask my friend who races that every year if she has some ideas..............
Have a great trip.
Which island are you on... We may have to come back and check it out..
Originally Posted by gmats
Originally Posted by flipnidaho
I'm on the Big Island. In fact, this weekend Bikeworks of Kona along with Kona Brewing Company doing a "skills clinic". Would be an excellent opp to hook up with a bunch of us locals and do some riding........................Maybe you two could just hop on over on Island Air for the day.......................PM me with your dates and ideas..............
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Last edited by gmats; 01-19-2010 at 11:37 AM.
Most of the terrain that the XTERRA Worlds is held on is private land. They only open it up for the day of the race. There is probably some lower areas that might be usable, but they are fairly limited and probably wouldn't give you much of a view. There are some trails up Haleakala (sp?) that are great for running. If you get the chance and aren't against a long, slow run day, try the Sliding Sands trail from the summit of the volcano. We did a 11 or 12 mile run from there (10,000 feet elev.) to the trailhead along the road up that is at about 8,500 feet elev. Awesome area to run
Originally Posted by gmats
Your options for marked maintained trails will be Makawao Forest Reserve (3,000ft elevation), Kula Forest Reserve (6,000ft.) hawaiitrails.org and Haleakala National Park (8-10,000ft.). Kula/Poli Poli has some great views, Makawao is dense forest, and Haleakala also has great views.
You can also check out the Kings Trail area at the end of Makena road, check out the course maps here http://www.mauimultisportsclub.org/
If the north shore surf is pumping I'd recommend doing a run through the old pineapple fields down to Jaws, several miles past Paia in Haiku.
Kapalua resort had a nice trail system going but I think they ran out of money to maintain it.
Hope that helps.
Thanks everyone... We're staying at an Inn in Makwao for 3 nights so early morning runs at the Makawao Forest Reserve might just be the ticket...
need a guide
if you bring your pedals and shoes ,you could rent some bikes and ride some fun stuff and i could be your guide for free.....pm if youre interested
what is the best place to rent bikes from? any 29er's? I will be there (kaanapali) at the end of March/start of April and would like to do some mtb'ing?
West Maui Cycles should cover your needs, and it's 5 minutes from the Ka'anapali area. Not sure about 29rs.
Lot's of good techy trails in the hills above Ka'anapali.....all require a good 30 minute grind to get to though. Then they continue uphill from there.