Mamane Trail

Trail in Kahikinui Forest Reserve (Papa'anui Tract)


  • Directions

    Geolocation is not allowed
  • Distance

    1.23 miles

Contact Information


Take the Upper Waiohuli/Waiakoa trail up about 1/2 mile and to the right from the small volcanic cone (cave shelter) and continue upslope. The upper trailhead is located off the Skyline Trail at approximately 7,300' elevation. Trail passes through mixed native sub-alpine vegetation, including groves of Mamane trees (Sophora chrysophylla) and other native shrubs, before descending into the mixed pines of the Forest Reserve. The trail is a mixed use trail shared by hikers, mountain bikers and hunters. Maui District. Wear bright clothing. Be aware that you may encounter hunters who are hunting off the trail and fast moving bicycles going downhill. Stay on trail.

Allowed Activities
Mountain Biking
Rifle Hunting
Rules & Regulation
Stay On Trail
Dogs On Leash
Allowed Access

Additional Information

Special Conditions

Hiking boots are not necessary. There is no water or toilets. Camping is not permitted. 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.


  • Bicycle
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Pedestrian


  • Open Views
  • Scenic Viewpoint


  • Dangerous Footing
  • Hunting Area

Terrain and Trail Environment

Forest and native shrublands

Dog Owners

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.

Simple Trail Tips

  1. Stay on the trail. 
  2. Check the weather 
  3. Watch the time 
  4. Avoid undue risk 
  5. Read all posted signs 
  6. Respect other trail users 
  7. Pack out at least what you pack in


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. The trail is accessible at 0.7 mile along the Upper Waiohuli/Waiakoa Trail from the Waipoli Road.