Moderate hike in trees with some meadows and views near the top. Loop is approx 6.5+ miles with some elevation gain and loss. Meet in main parking lot.
This is a loop trail, starting on the east side of the Makawao Forest and climbing to the top, then down the switchbacks to the parking lot. It is a little steep, so not a beginner trail.
We meet at 8:30 pm in the gravel parking lot just before the reservoir at the end of the road / trailhead. I have a blue/green VW Beetle and we will congregate by my car. Please arrive on time, or if you are running late, let me know you are coming via text[masked] at least 30 minutes prior to the meetup time, because I do not get reception on my phone in that area. We will wait for you if we know you are coming, but otherwise, only wait 10-15 minutes after the start time.
The trail is to the east of the parking lot and the loop is a moderate climb to the top, where the views open up and we pass down a meadow. It should take about 3 hours. Be sure to bring comfortable hiking shoes, water, and some snacks for the trail. Sunscreen and a hat, and since it is Makawao, there is the possibility for sprinkles or sunshine... Bring a camera if you have one so we can get some great pictures to share.
If you would like to carpool, post a message on the meetup wall -- we are all going to the same place, so let's conserve gas if we can.
You are responsible for your own safety, Meetup and the organizer are not responsible for any injuries or losses while attending this meetup.
Looking forward to seeing new and returning members! See you then!