Barely a little more than a half hour drive from the Kaanapali Resort and our bike shop, West Maui Cycles in Lahaina, the Makawao Forest Reserve is one of our favorite organized mountain bike trail systems. Cyclists the world over are hearing more about the new trails and maintenance efforts going into making this one of the best organized mountain biking trail systems on Maui. There isn't a day passes that a bike renal customer doesn't ask us for a car bike rack with directions on how to get to the Makawao Forest to go mountain biking! With trails for all rider skill levels and located in a cool rain forest conveniently located on the slopes of Haleakala, mountain bike riders won't want to miss the opportunity to go riding in the Makawao Forest Reserve.
Don't take our word for it! Watch a short video below from a recent bike rental customer who captured the experience riding the bike trails in the Makwawao Forest Reserve. Makawao Forest Reserve Mountain Bike Ride Video (13 min, 24 sec):
For a little cruelty, Shawn filmed his riding colleague crashing in the Makawao Forest Reserve to provide a demonstration with a short lesson on why you shouldn't grab a handful of front brake while turning the handlebar and still clipped in:
How many of you have crashed just like this when you weren't paying attention? Thanks to Shawn Landreth for sharing his Maui mountain bike videos and for renting mountain bikes at West Maui Cycles in Lahaina! If you are ready to go mountain biking on Maui but are not sure how to get to the Makawao Forest Reserve, head over to our Maui bike rides page for a Makawao Forest Reserve map and for driving directions to the forest. Take a look at a couple other videos from the Makawao Forest or learn more about this fun Maui mountain biking opportunity. Or, use the image below with the corresponding Google Map for driving directions to the Makawao Forest mountain bike trails:
Ready to make a reservation for a Maui mountain bike rental? It's easy! Just hit the button below, decide on the mountain bike rental and then answer a few questions about when you need rental bikes. Thats it! your mountain bike rental will be waiting at the West Maui Cycles bike shop in Lahaina when you get to Maui! Then, when you pick up your bike rental we'll point you in the right direction for the best mountain bike rides on Maui or share advice about the most current riding conditions. Remember to ask about our organized group rides: Sunday afternoon group ride for mountain bike riders and Wednesay mornings for the group road bike ride, usually around West Maui! Make a bicycle rental reservation for a fun Maui cycling vacation: