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.
The island of Kaho’olawe from Maui.
The wind turbines
Heading back. The rock formations are lava, as is most of the island.