Kahakapao East/West Loop Trail

Trail in Makawao Forest Reserve


  • Directions

    Geolocation is not allowed
  • Distance

    5.25 miles


The East/West Loop Trail is a shared use trail.  Hikers give way to horses, and bicycles give way to hikers and horses!  

Additional Information

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.


The Kahakapao Recreational Area offers world class bicycle features and a jenky downhill flow trail in the Pineapple Express.  Hiking trails and bicycle trails are shared in some areas, so be sure to let people know you're coming through!!

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

Special Conditions

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.

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