Maui Nui Trails & Access
Maui Nui, comprised of Maui, Molokaʻi, and Lānaʻi, has an incredible density of reserves and other natural areas to explore via the Nā Ala Hele trails and access system. From the wet, montane forests of Molokaʻi Forest Reserve to the other-worldly slopes of Haleakalā, Maui Nui has an amazing diversity of places to explore.
If you’re preparing for a hike and looking for use and access information on a specific trail, we host that information on the mobile app Outerspatial and in your web browser at the interactive Hawaiʻi Trails portal. The Hawaiʻi Trails portal also includes information for commercial trail vendors.
- Maui Motocross Track Trail Only MMA members can use facilities. Download membership applications and race forms at the website: www.mauimotox.com. Also visit our Off-Highway Vehicles page for more information.
- Haleakalā Bridle Trail: Guided hikes are offered quarterly. For more information, contact Stephanie Franklin at (808) 268-5087.
Maui Nui Nā Ala Hele Advisory Councils
The Nā Ala Hele Advisory Councils provide advice and assistance to the department in implementing the Nā Ala Hele Program. There are seven councils: a statewide council, and island councils for the islands of Kauaʻi, Oʻahu, Molokaʻi, Lānaʻi, Maui, and Hawaiʻi. Members of the advisory councils are appointed by the department chairperson and represent stakeholder groups including hikers, hunters, bikers, equestrian riders, off-highway vehicles, Hawaiian cultural representatives or practitioners, fishers, environmentalists, affected landowners, or other trail and access advocates.
Meeting documents for the Maui Nui Advisory Councils are posted and archived below. Meeting documents of the other advisory councils can be found on the statewide Nā Ala Hele page or their respective island pages. For more information, contact Nā Ala Hele staff.
Maui Nui Trails
The web map below shows Maui Nui Nā Ala Hele trails, overlaid on public reserve types and with DOFAW campsites. Click on a trail to see basic info and find a link to that trail’s use details on the HawaiiTrails website (hawaiitrails.hawaii.gov). You can find current hazards or closure information on that site. In the map below you can also click on the public reserve area that your trail of choice goes through. If available, we have links to a webpage about that reserve. Based on the reserve type you may need certain permits, which you can learn about at our Permits & Guidelines page. If the web map below does not display property, try opening it fullscreen.