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Place Category: FREE Keiki Activities
Not only is this a great hike but it is also has great biking trails that weave on and around the Kahakapao Loop Trail. It also got a whole lot cooler for the kids with the addition of a great bike skills area, keiki area, and pump tracks!
To find the reserve you need to go up Piiholo Road, the road off Makawao Avenue just after St Josephs Church if coming from Makawao town. After Piiholo Ranch zip line take the next road on the left. Keep to the right and you will see the sign for Kahakapao Road which meanders up the hill to the yellow gates of the Makawao Forest Reserve. Keep driving through and you will go down and then up again and 4 drainage dips later find a graveled parking lot to the right.
The area is great for young kids as there are lots of fun places to explore and play hide and seek. The new bike play area extravaganza is just a few minutes into the forest. It includes wooden ramps, berms and rollers seesaw and more. The kids LOVE it! Just remember their helmets.
It can be slippery when wet but also fun in the mud. It is well advised to put your little ones in clothes that you don’t mind get permanently ruined as the red dirt will stain if wet.
It is also great chance for us mama to get on our bikes too and join in the fun!