Hahana Road to Jaws

Haiku-Pauwela, Hawaii (Maui County)

Last Updated: 01/16/2019
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Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 1.64 miles
Highest Elevation: 675 feet
Duration: About 30 minutes
Shape of Trail: Out & Back
Best Direction to Travel: North
Nearest Town: Haiku-Pauwela
Nearest Town w/ Services: Haiku-Pauwela
Official Road Name: Hahana Road
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Highlight: Hahana Road to Jaws
The Hahana Road to Jaws is located on the north shore of the island of Maui. After following a portion of the famous and scenic Hana highway, you will turn onto an off road un paved trail named Hahana Road and follow the trail to the outlook overwatching the Pe'ahi surf break known as Jaws. Jaws is named due to the area's unpredictable changes of conditions and waves, which can reach sixty feet in height.

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1. Trailhead (0 mi)
The trailhead starts on asphalt at a T intersection. Turn left/northwest to follow Hahana Road. Shortly after the turn, the road becomes dirt.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Kahului

From Kahului, follow Hawaii Route 36 also known as Hana Highway east for approximately 17 miles. Turn left/north onto Hahana Road to find the trailhead.



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James and Mimi Nicholson

Mapping Crew - Nevada

We are James and Mimi Nicholson, married for 19 years, living in Nevada. We are not new to Off-roading; having owned Jeeps for 18 years. We started with a 1979 CJ-5. Other 4 wheel vehicles owned include CJ-7, Cherokees, Grand Cherokee and a Liberty. We like to overland, camp, whitewater raft and kayak. We have been off-roading in Oregon, Washington, Georgia, South Carolina, California, Arizona, Utah, Louisiana, Texas and Nevada Our focus while off-roading is safety, treading lightly and simply enjoying the outdoors with friends and family. Our current rig: 2015 Jeep Wrangler JKU Tank Rubicon. AEV 3.5" lift with 315/75/16 GY Duratracs with level 8 Tracker wheels. C gussets, control arm skids, ACE rock sliders, Engo 10,000 winch, OR-Fab tire/can carrier. M.O.R.E. skid plate, Gobi stealth roof rack. S-pod. ARB OBA. Adams front and rear drive shafts.
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