Lahaina Pali trail

This five mile trail is one of the most strenuous hikes on Maui. We did 1.5 miles up a steep grade with lots of lava rock and ended at the wind turbines. They have 180 foot towers and the blades are 100 feet. Probably not many get this close to them, as the hike is hard and any access roads are on private land. There are 20 turbines, installed this year, and they now supply Maui with 10% of their power.

Kaho'olawe from Maui

The island of Kaho’olawe from Maui.

Maui wind turbines

The wind turbines

Lahaina Pail trail

Heading back. The rock formations are lava, as is most of the island.

10 Comments

  1. […] We hiked up close to the turbines. It was a 1.5 mile hike that took almost 90 minutes up a steep trail. […]

  2. It took me 5 minutes from kula to hike up there.

  3. THAT HiLL WAS FAT LiKE CHARAE

  4. THIS HILL WAS FAIRLY STEEP IT TOOK ME FOREVER JUMP TO CLIMB THIS NICE WODERFUL MOUNTAIN. SO THE FAT HAOLE TOURIST THAT ARE READING THIS IT WAS SUPA FUN YOU SHOULD TRY IT. O YAH AND WATCH OUT FOR THE WILD PIG GABE

  5. The Island is called Lanai not Lania. Lanai is where me and my blonde wife went for our honeymoon.

  6. […] what the wind turbines look like up close, from when I hiked up to them in Dec. […]

  7. […] off track but I was looking up the “Lahaina Pali Trail” (Na Ala Hele) and ran across this blog.  There are some great pictures but the comments are what I was laughing at.  It’s amazing […]

  8. The island shown is not Lana’i, it is Kaho’olawe.

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