Waiakoa Loop Trail

 

 

Rating

3.5 out of 5 Coconuts!

Summary

A forest trail used for hiking, hunting and trail running, the Waiakoa Loop Trail can be a difficult, but it gives beautiful views into the lesser known temperate climate Maui has to offer.

 

Tidbits

Dogs are allowed on a leash
Switchback, Dirt and Gravel Trails, Hunter's Trails

Difficulty

8/10

Approximate altitude: ~ 5000 – 6500 ft

Duration

3.5 miles

1213 elevation gain

Approximately 2+ hours

Access

Where

Upcountry: Poli Poli on the side of Haleakala

Coordinates

20.718143,-156.3008833

Map

Description

A trail that many runners use for trail running, the Waiakoa Loop Trail can be a difficult one, depending on how you attack it.

Media

https://youtu.be/sBVVb9z3_Qg 

 

Address

20.718143,-156.3008833

 Gear

Gear

Your Brain (as always when hiking)

Waterproof Phone Case (while there are others, this one is the best.)

Water Filter or Camelbak pack

Bug Repellent (this natural one is our favorite!)

Dry Bag (you're on an island. You'll probably get wet.)

Paracord (there's always a use for this.)

Knife (or something to cut the paracord.)

Camera or Drone (you can't beat this one.)

Spare Socks (laugh now, but you'll take this one seriously post-hike.)

Shoes (these are great hiking shoes.)

Clothes you can get wet

Sunglasses (this brand specifically is the best for ocean and water activities.)

Sunscreen (use this one to help preserve the coral and marine life.)

Trekking Poles

First Aid Kit (better safe than sorry.)

 

Check out this link for a deeper look: Best Things to Bring on a Hike

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