Trail Length: 1.7 mi.
Activity: Pedestrian, Bicycle
Terrain: Mountain forest
Elevation Gain: 900 ft
Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area
Route: Trail starts at Polipoli Springs State Recreation Area at 6,200` elevation, winds through stands of redwood and other conifers, past Tie Trail junction and down to the old ranger`s cabin at 5,300`. At the trail`s end is the old Civilian Conservation Corps camp and a three-way junction, the beginning point for both the Plum Trail and the Boundary Trail. Several plum and other fruit trees can be found in this old camp area. The Polipoli, Redwood, Plum and Haleakala Trails form a loop trail worth hiking (3.5 miles).
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. This becomes Polipoli Access Road at the first cattle guard and climbs up the mountain through a long series of switchbacks until it enters the forest at 6,400` elevation, where the pavement ends.|
Additional Info: Mountain Biking is allowed on this trail. Stay on the trail. Keep dogs on leash. Pack out at least what you pack in. No open fires. Wear bright clothing. Be aware that you may encounter hunters who are hunting off the trail.
CAMPING IS NOT ALLOWED ON THIS TRAIL
HIKING PERMIT NOT REQUIRED
There are many other trails in the area, part of an extensive system administered by the State’s Trail and Access system, Na Ala Hele.