With its scenic landscape, stretches of beach and patches of forest, Hawaii is an off-roader’s paradise. Whether you’re just visiting or you live in Hawaii year-round, you should know about these10 off-road destinations.
- Mokuleia Firebreak Road
The Mokuleia Forest Reserves offers scenic hiking, bird watching and camping. However, Firebreak Road, which turns steep beyond Kuaokala Trail, is the reason this trail is a local favorite. If you take this trail, stock up on the most durable truck accessories Oahu beforehand.
- Poamoho Hele Loa Road
If you’re looking for something a little less commercial and a little more exciting, traverse this narrow dirt trail. This path leads you through fields, native landscapes and forests.
- Polihale Ridge Road
This 5-mile trail leads you along a dirt path, through sand dunes and 1,960 feet above your starting elevation. If you want to stop and take in the views, you’re welcome to set up camp along the trail.
- Munro Trail
Lainai’s best trail is Munro Trail. This 10.5-mile road takes you over the largest mountain peak in Lanai and grants views of four other islands.
- Mauna Kae Access Road
Take your adventures to new heights, literally. This trail takes you up to elevations of up to 9,000 feet.
- Alnapo Road
Want to birdwatch while riding? Drive through the Kapapala Forest Reserve on the Big Island.
- Pollpoli Access Road
This tree-crowded access road is particularly challenging. However, if you have confidence in your skills, it’s worth checking out.
- Skyline Switchback
Gain an elevation of 8,600 feet on this challenging, switchback-ridden trail. The trail is mostly barren save for the Mamane tree in the middle of the landscape.
- Maunaloa Highway
After you stock up on durable off road truck parts, take Highway 460 out of town. This highway leads you through dunes, past scenic beaches and through ancient burial sites.
10. Molakai Forest Reserve Road
Thrill seekers enjoy the plunging views, waterfalls and cliff-side trails of the Maunahui Road. The elevation of this trail peaks at 4,961 feet.
Take your off-road adventures to the next level. Stock up on the gear you need to get through any terrain, no matter how challenging.