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Aloha Maui Hikers-
We hope you will be able to join us on March 9th as we hike:
Makamakaole Stream “13 Crossings”
Where: Past Waihe’e and before Kahakuloa on Highway 340
Length: 2.5+/- Miles (Round Trip) + 1 mile
Time: 3 hours +/-
Difficulty: 3.5 of 5 (5 being most difficult)
Elevation: 813 ft
Parking: Very Limited along road (we will need to car pool)
We will meet at 8:30am at the Starbucks parking lot at the Queen Kaahumanu mall and then carpool from there. There is VERY LITTLE Parking at the trailhead so we will want to carpool as much as we can. We will leave the parking lot by 8:45am and be at the Trailhead by 9:15 am.
The Makamakaole Stream runs down the north slope of West Maui, one of the least developed regions of our island. This hike is nicknamed “13 Crossings,” because that is the number of times the trail crosses the stream through a bamboo forest before the trail ends at a waterfall. After this hike we will cross the street and go see 3 more waterfalls on the ocean side. Just beautiful!
The trail head is located 8/10 mile west of mile marker 7 on highway 340 (except we’re told that Mile markers “6” and “7” are often reported as missing — so we need to drive 2.8 miles past mile marker “5” on highway 340). There is room for 2-3 cars to park right at the entrance to the trail head 3 cars about 100 feet before and 3 cars 100 feet after the trailhead.
We are told that the GPS noted the coordinates for this “parking location” as: N 20 57.500 W156 32.085 (elevation 813 ft.) for anyone interested
2019 Hike Plan (this calendar may change as we find new adventures!)
April 13 Halemau’u – The Switchbacks!
May 11 Waihe’e Ridge Trail
June 8 Oluwalu Cultural Reserve Stream Hike
July 13 Poli Poli Forest Trails
August 10 Iao Table Lands Trail
September 14 Kapalua Coastal Trail
October 12 Special Pride Hike: LA PEROUSE!
November 9 Kahakuloa Ridge Hike
December 14 Waihe’e Coastal Land Trust Hike + Holiday Lunch
This is an unsponsored hike. Each hiker accepts responsibility for their own safety by participating in the hike.
We hope to see you Hiking!