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Poli Poli Park

Average Rating:    (4.35 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 20

Polipoli Park is in the Kula Forest Reserve on the western side of Haleakala starting at the 6,000 foot elevation and ending at 8,600. Of the numerous trails within the reserve only Waiakoa Loop, Upper Waiakoa, Mamane and Skyline are open to mountain bikes. Conditions can range between hot, dry and dusty, and damp, wet and cold, all in the same day.

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Additional information can be found at http://www.mauibicyclealliance.org
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Latitude
20.701527194210893
Longitude
-156.3105583190918
Trail Directions
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 for 5 steep miles to the Waiakoa trailhead, and another 2 miles to the Mamane trailhead.
Trail Length
3 to 7 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate to Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Kula, Maui
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Review Date
February 13, 2012

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Axe ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Dropped down Skyline from the top (just ride around the menacing looking gate on the top of access road, rangers say its OK), caught Mamone and the lower part of some other trail - for about a couple miles of single track.

I have seen nobody at all all the way down. Beautiful place. Rent some 29r hardtail and add this to your vacation.

Recommended Route:
Paia - Crater road - Haleakala summit - Skyline trail - Mamone - back to Paia on roads.



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Review Date
October 30, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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3.50 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Crater Cycles Hawaii ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
If your coming to ride MAUI Poli Poli state park is where it's at.No matter if it's xc,dh, freeride or a roadie maui has it all. From 3 loop trails for xc to an 18 mile Downhill or you can train with the Big Boys and ride your roadbike 26miles to the top of Haleakala Volcano from 3,000ft. elevation to 10,023 ft. elevation. Extreme sports is no longer in Business for bike rentals but check me out at Crater Cycles for Maui's newest top of the line bike rental company.

Recommended Route:
Head to Haleakala Highway to Kula highway 7 miles past Pukalani behind Rice park take Waipoli road.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
All the legal trails are in Poli Poli State Park



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Review Date
October 1, 2004

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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3.00 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: rjheckler ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Simply put: Maui needs better trail networks. Thanks to the original trail builders of our two short legal singletracks. Poli Poli is fun, mildly challenging, but gets old fast. We need to unite and build more trials here. anybody interested email shaheeb76@yahoo.com
peace



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Review Date
January 4, 2004

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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2.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Spot Rider ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
What an unbelievable experience!!!!!
It was in Mid-May of 2003. I started in Poli-Poli at 6:30 am. Very soon I wished I had my own bike instead of the nice folks at West-Coast-Cycles. However, I couldn’t let the machine be the reason for failing. Plus the incredible views were a great pay-off.
Everything from southern France-like forest over sandy switch-back climbs to meadows and finally the lava fields. Once you hit the pavement, it is only a short climb to the top and how satisfying is it to ride the last couple of yards with everybody staring at you thinking you are out of your mind.
The GPS said: 11 miles from the beginning of the dirt road at Poli-Poli.
It is just about a non-stop climb of about 4,000 feet.
After some rest, nutrition and water, the return trip was more than what you would ever expect. Even though you just came up the same way the views are just as great the second time around.
DO NOT miss the turn-off to Mamane Trail. A roller coaster through lava rocks, pine trees and bushes you will never forget.
Once back at sea level (resting at Hookipa), looking back at the now cloud covered Volcano, the day seemed almost surreal.

To make it short, if you are an avid mountain biker on vacation on Maui, you should not miss this for the world.
Did I mention that except on the very top, I did not meet one other rider/hiker/human. What a treat!

Recommended Route:
Park your car at Poli-Poli at the end of the paved road.



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Review Date
June 22, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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1.80 of 5, 5.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Ryan the Kid , from Kula Maui Hawaii

Summary:
Most of the trails are pretty XC unless you shuttle from the very top. Im in the process of finishing the newest trail in the Area. Top Secret. No Tourists alowed.

Recommended Route:
Waipoli road, shuttle unless wearing spandex

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Mawk Forest Reserve, Skyline, Mamane, Lost Shovel Tril if you can find it.



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