For those who may wish to explore Maui by foot, there are an abundance of trails at your disposal.
Hikes on Maui can range from easy walks along the coastline, to more advanced hikes that require more experience and stamina. Whatever experience you may be in search of, Maui has it!
In addition to the Coastal Trail in Kapalua®, we also remind our guests about the Village Walking Trail. This trail will take you along the golf cart path of the old Village Golf Course in Kapalua®. There are two options, either a 1.5 mile cardio loop, or a 3.6 mile lake loop. Once you reach the lake, you can feed the birds and the fish if you thought to bring a bit of bread along.
To access the Village Trail, simply walk or park to the Kapalua® Village Center, and walk on the paved path to the underpass. There you will find trail signs that will lead you in the correct direction.
Another hike that is popular with guests, is the Maunalei Arboretum Trail. Much of the mountainside was planted back in the 1920s with a large variety of different plant species from all over the world, which is what makes this 2.5 mile hike so fascinating. D.T. Fleming was the general manager of Honolua ranch during that time, and made it his passion to preserve the watershed with the introduction of these species. During your hike, you will come across some of the most exotic flora and fauna, as well as coconut trees, guava trees, papaya and coffee trees, plus many others.
You can hike the trail on your own, or you can take a guided tour provided by the Ambassadors of the Environment at the Ritz Carlton.