Trail in Kula Forest Reserve
Trail begins just past the Kula Forest Reserve boundary cattle guard on Waipoli Road, descends via switchbacks to the lower boundary and proceeds southward above the fence line to the ranger's cabin at the junction of the Redwood Trail and the Plum Trail. At the 2.6 mile mark it joins the Waiohuli Trail. Crossing many gulches through native scrub, remnant native tree forest and planted stands of eucalyptus, pines, cedars and other species, the Boundary Trail offers excellent views of Kula and central Maui. Wear bright clothing. Be aware that you may encounter hunters who are hunting off the trail. Stay on trail.
Rules & Regulation
Do not use any trail or access road that is not delineated by name and color and that may also be displayed on these maps. The marked features are managed for public recreational use. Other trails or roads that branch off from the public features may be on private property, and are not managed for any public recreational use. Access is subject to adjacent landowner approval, and if used without authorization, you will be trespassing and possibly putting yourself at risk. Downloadable resources are provided below.
- Hunting Area
Hunting may be in progress on or near this hiking trail. Hunting dogs may be off-leash while engaged in the hunt. Hikers must keep their dogs leashed at all times and remove dog waste while on this trail.
Terrain and Trail Environment
Pastures, forest, streams
From Kahului, take Highway 37 past Pukalani to the second junction of Highway 377. Turn left on 377 for about 0.3 mile, then right on Waipoli Road. The road travels through the first cattle guard and climbs up the mountain through a long series of switchbacks until it enters the forest at 6,400' elevation, where the pavement ends.
Simple Trail Tips
- Stay on the trail.
- Check the weather
- Watch the time
- Avoid undue risk
- Read all posted signs
- Respect other trail users
- Pack out at least what you pack in
This trail offers a solitude with spectacular views in all directions. You'll cross stream beds and imagine the raging water that must have cut their paths.