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University of Hawaii Trail System

Average Rating:    (3.5 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 4

There are two loops in the form of a figure 8. The inner loop closest to the trail is semi-technical and fast, going uphill for the first half then downhill the other way. This particular loop (the inner track)is .66km and riding in either direction is desirable and offers possibility for extended riding if you get tired of one direction. The other part of the loop, the extended section as we call it, is extremely technical, dropping into a root infested, rock infested trail meant to test even the most proficient riders. Dr. Tanabe built the trail in this manner on purpose as a testing trail for his Mountain Bike class he teaches at the University. The additional trail adds only a few hundred meters before arriving back near the entrance point of this section, so loops of both parts of the figure 8 are easily possible. The overall trail length including both sections is exactly 1km of pure technical exhilarating riding bliss. Very Recommended for all who are interested in riding.
I myself have attended the University for 3 years and am quite sure that I have ridden over 1000 laps on this trail and still enjoy testing my skills on the more advanced section.

The Hilo side of the Island gets plenty of rain making the roots slippery and the mud muddier so watch out!
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Latitude
19.695283958118328
Longitude
-155.08403778076172
Trail Length
1
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Hilo
State/Territory/Province
HI
Country
US
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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

Review Date
October 27, 2013

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Neil ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Trial over grown with grass and not recommended

Recommended Route:
Don't go



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Review Date
December 26, 2008

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: ae111black ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I try to hit this trail at least once a week as it is soo close to my work place! I love this trail The length is short but every time I'm done I leave with a Sweaty Shirt and a smile on my face! The top loop is my favorite (as long as its kinda dry) the roots get real slipprey!!! every once and a while you hear somthing in the bushes and its usually a wild pig! Kinda cool! I spend a little time each time I ride to clear some of the fallen twigs and branches (Durailler twisters)

Recommended Route:
Hit the top loop first (clockwise) then take the bottom loop twards the drainage ditch then veer to the right and hit the access road and bomb the downhill gravel gift that is there and head back twards the dorms!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
no



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Review Date
June 7, 2007

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: doeman ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Many riders may scoff when they hear that the UH trail is so short, (1-2km long), but what kept me riding this trail daily for years is the fact that there are just so many different lines to choose. The trail is littered roots, rocks, off camber sections, steep climbs and sharp decents. You could ride this trail a hundred times and then discover a new line which would make it all seem new again.

Sometimes we get spoiled when we live somewhere that has a ton of trails, it makes it hard to really develop a close intimacy with a one specific trail. At UHH you become focused because you have this one ride, but with time you really learn to shred.

www.crazybicycle.com/map.html

Recommended Route:
Clockwise, Counterclockwise, both are fun and have their advantages. Be sure to check out the new section cut through the middle by Nate, one of the best riders and visionaries out there! (P.S: He'll be the guy that passes you)

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Kulani Trails
Jungle Run
11pm Town Attack!
Tree Planters
Hell Hills (Ride so hard you start to see things)
Scenic Route



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Review Date
April 10, 2007

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: natejmorse ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
See my initial description above.

Recommended Route:
Clockwise is much faster than counter, but both are very fun. The entire trail is about 1km and my best time is just over 4 minutes. I have a friend that made a few sub 4 minute laps on this trail but anything under 6 minutes is still considered quite an achievement. Use the inner loop if you are a beginner, (you will still get quite a workout and learn some technical skills) but if you consider yourself a moderate to advanced rider, go all the way and attempt to do the extended area without any dabs. That alone has kept me going for 3 years and over 1000 laps on this trail.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Kulani Trail system. Talk to Chris at the Hilo Bike Hub for more information on Friday 4:00 rides.



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