MAUI POLI POLI REDWOOD & BOUNDARY TRAILS

An Unforgettable Experience

Maui Poli Poli Kula Forest Reserve Trails

The trails at Maui Poli Poli Springs State Recreation Area offer a little bit of everything from towering 200-foot Redwood trees to technical boulder-strewn single track as well as double track. Don’t do this mountain bike-only/off-road ride when it’s wet because you probably won’t make it to the trailhead’s parking area. It’s a 4-mile drive on a gnarly dirt road, after the pavement ends, to get to get to the trailhead. The trails open to bicycles at Maui Poli Poli Springs State Recreation Area.

The Kula Forest Reserve includes the Redwood Trail and the Boundary Trail. Remember: the trail lengths might not seem long, but elevation, terrain, and weather all are factors in how difficult riding at Maui Poli Poli can be. Also note, that weather at Maui Poli Poli is often clear in the morning, but by 10 a.m. clouds roll and the trails can become cloud covered. We find that taking a full day to really explore this park, and all of its secret trails is the best way to do it. Don’t forget to bring lots of water and a snack!

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Maui Poli Poli Kula Forest Reserve Trails
Redwood Trail.

The Redwood Trail begins at 6,200-foot elevation and winds through stands of redwood trees, which were planted in the 1930s, and then drops down to 5,300-foot elevation at the old ranger’s cabin.

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Maui Poli Poli Kula Forest Reserve Trails
Boundary Trail.

The Boundary Trail is a 4.4 mile trail with a 1,220-foot elevation change. The trail traverses through switchbacks, stands of eucalyptus, and other conifer trees. This section of PoliPoli will take you for a bit of a ride. There are quite a few gulches and steep paths. Some astonishing views of both Kula and the Central Maui Valley can be seen along this trail.

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Maui Poli Poli Kula Forest Reserve Trails
Mamane Trail.

The Mamane Trail is a 1.8 mile trail with a 520-foot elevation change. The upper end is access via the Waipoli doubletrack to Skyline. It beings in low shrubs and grass slopes with lots of whoops and turns. The fun factor is high with plenty of opportunities to catch air.

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The Redwood Trail begins at 6,200-foot elevation and winds through stands of redwood trees, which were planted in the 1930s, and then drops down to 5,300-foot elevation at the old ranger’s cabin. Along the 1.7-mile Redwood Trail there is a junction with the Tie Trail and at the end of the Redwood Trail—the trail ends at an old Civilian Conservation Corps camp—there is an intersection with the Boundary Trail and Plum Trail.

Several plum and other fruit trees can be found in this old camp area around Poli Poli. The Boundary Trail is open to bicycles, the Plum trail is not. Along the way you will come across old hunter shacks that are decomposing from the weather conditions during the winter time in Kula. Checking out these little hut’s is a great way to catch your breath from a sick downhill line.

The Boundary Trail is a 4.4 mile trail with a 1,220-foot elevation change. The trail traverses through switchbacks, stands of eucalyptus, and other conifer trees. This section of PoliPoli will take you for a bit of a ride. There are quite a few gulches and steep paths. Some astonishing views of both Kula and the Central Maui Valley can be seen along this trail. Taking a break every half hour to explore a bit will leave you feeling less guilty on the drive home. To finish on the end of the trail, take Waipoli Road back up to the parking area.

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Frequently Ask Questions

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Maui Bike Riding Weather?

No matter what the weather on Maui, you can always ride a mountain bike on Maui. The island of Maui has over 11 climates and over 300 micro climates! There are parts of the island that get only 5″ of rain and others that get almost 500″! The 2 State Parks where all the mountain biking on Maui are. Makawao Forest is is Rain Forest and if wet can take a couple of days to dry out. Poli Poli rides in all types of weather. EVEN IN THE RAIN!!

What Equipment Comes With A Bike Rental?

  • Helmet
  • Repair Kit
  • Maps/Detailed Directions /Routes
  • Flat Pedals
  • Protective Armor Limited – First come First Serve
  • Clipless Pedals Limited – First come First Serve
  • Back Packs Limited – First come First Serve

How Do I Transport My Bike Rental?

Trunk compression racks that fit on most cars & SUV $15 per day for a compression rack Full size SUV with 2″ hitch receiver up to 6 bikes
$39 per day Recon Rack or Lolo Rack
Front Wheel removal we provide brake shim
Rear wheel removal NOT ALLOWED!
Guides/Tours/Shuttles NOT ALLOWED!

Shuttle/guide For Skyline Trail Maui?

Unfortunately, there are no shuttles or guided trips on the Skyline Trail. There probably never will be, as the trail goes through native Hawaiian lands.
Some of the biggest reasons are the many sacred places throughout the area. There are also many endangered native species of animals and plants.
The State of Hawaii who owns the trail stated there never be commercial activity in that area.
Meaning Krank can rent Bicycles, but cant offer Shuttles,Tours, our Guides.
In light of all that and in regard for the place that we live we try to respect that.

So your options are limited:

1) Rent 2 cars place one at bottom and shuttle back up for the other. (this is the best)
2) Have someone in your party (or meet a willing person) drive you to the top and pick you up or drop a car at bottom.
3) Drive to the top and when finished ride to where Haleakala Hwy 377 and Crater road 378 intersect and hitch hike back to the top. One person stays with the bike the other will get pick up in 10-15 min.

Can I Ride To And From The Trails To Krank

Krank Cycles is at the hub for all the MTB trails on Maui. Makawao Forest Reserve is 3.8 miles from the shop and a 10 min drive. It is a 45 min uphill pedal to the trail head. A quick 15 min downhill bike ride back to the shop.
Skyline trail Maui is a 45-60 min drive from the shop to trail head and a 35 min downhill on a nice bike lane from Rice Park back to the Shop.

How Long Is A Rental Period?

Krank Cycles rental period is from 10am – 4pm. We do offer a COURTESY pick-up 4pm the night before this is contingent if the renter for that day is back by 4pm. Krank Cycles sits right the base of the 2 legal single track trail systems on Maui. Most clients pick up first thing at 10am and the rental period is plenty of time to ride.

What Size Mt Bike Do I Ride?

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Haleakala Sunrise Reservation?

Does Krank Cycles Provide Haleakala Sunrise reservations? No you have to go online to
https://www.nps.gov/hale/planyourvisit/haleakala-sunrise-reservations.htm

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