Mendes Ranch Trail Rides in Maui, HI

3530 Kahekili HwyWailuku, Maui, HI 96793
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Overview

An exciting and scenic experience for guests of many ages to enjoy together, Mendes Ranch and Trail Rides offers two scenic horseback rides through the Mendes Ranch Corral, down the edge of the valley and near the ocean shore. Guests can choose between the morning and afternoon rides, both lasting about an hour and a half. Both options offer the option of having photos taken at the coastline.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Wailuku, Maui Travel Experts
  • Ride duration: approx. 1.5 hours.
  • Check-ins at 8:45 am and 12:15 pm dependent upon trail ride reservation.
  • A tasty BBQ lunch is available for an additional fee.
  • Guests must wear long pants and closed-toe shoes in order to participate.
  • All riders under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Description

from Mendes Ranch and Trail Rides - Maui
Let Mendes Ranch Take you on a journey through the green pastures of Kahakuloa down to the North Shore coastline of the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy the spectacular views of central Maui and Mount Haleakala's summit and come meet our "local" ranch hands.

The 1-1/2 hour trail ride starts at the corral and takes you down the slope of Eki Crater as you head towards the coastline of the Pacific Ocean. There will be an opportunity for you to trot and canter your horse if you want to. On the Ocean Front Trail Ride, you may encounter longhorn cattle, sheep, goats, peacocks, pheasants, and turkeys among other animals. At the coastline, you will be given the opportunity for your guides to take photos of you with the majestic seascape in the background.

There is an optional BBQ lunch served at 11:30 am which includes BBQ ribs and chicken hot off the grill, ranch beans, tossed green salad, pasta salad, dinner rolls and refreshments. (Additional $30 lunch). See you at the ranch!

We are open daily with check-ins at 8:45 am and 12:15 pm.

Note: Long pants, close toe shoes and sunscreen recommended.

Reserve Hawaii Customer Reviews

Sherry H.
Claremont , CA
2 Reviews
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"Best thing we did in Maui!"
October, 2017 NEW
Riding a horse along the ocean was always on my bucket list. I am glad I chose the Mandes Ranch. The employees at the ranch were very friendly and helpful. The views that we saw on our ride were the best that we saw on our trip.
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Tip: Make sure you let them know if you're a beginner or immediate writer. They will make sure To pair you up with the right horse!

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Elaine W
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
"Morning Ride"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 17, 2017 NEW
This was a great activity!! The staff, horses, and scenery were all amazing. I definitely recommend Mendes Ranch is you are planning a horseback riding adventure while on Maui.
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Cindy L
"Adventure "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 16, 2017 NEW
Absolutely the best horse trail guide I have ever taken. The cowboys are incredible and they assign you to a horse. They actually let you Gallup the horses which is extremely special!!! Will go back!!
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Shawn L
Hillsboro, Oregon, United States
"Incredible Views! Could be better."
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 11, 2017 NEW
You cannot beat the views. Seriously, the best views of all offerings. The horses were quite lethargic. Not sure if that is proper training or proper care. AJ was a great host. Would prefer a nonsmoking host (smoked about three cigarettes during the ride). Would do it again and highly recommend it.
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Rina T
Prince George, Canada
"One of my favorite excursions "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 10, 2017 NEW
We were a family of 3, myself, my husband, and my 12 year old daughter. The guides were wonderful, the ranch was beautiful, but the views were spectacular. The horses are so well trained and behaved. They allowed us to run with our horse in certain spots, which was a blast. They stopped twice along the ride to take pictures with our own cameras ensuring we were happy with the shots. They told us about the land and some history. All in all this was in my top 3 favorite things we did in Maui in the 2 weeks we were here. Thanks Guys!
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Ally F
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
"Gorgeous views makes the ride"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 01, 2017 NEW
Had a good morning at Mendes ranch; the views are what makes the trail ride, they are amazing! Pictures don't do it justice. I am an experienced rider and enjoyed the horse that was matched to my skill level. There were two spots on the ride that you were able to gallop which was very cool. The horses seemed responsive and well trained. The guides are true cowboys who have lived on the ranch for generations. Guide Butch was great! You are able to stop twice on scenic spots to have pictures by the guides. The horses know the trail well. My only concerns were safety: helmets should be mandatory and not a suggestion. Especially with newbie riders. There was a very lackadaisical approach to the helmets. I wore one, as did two children in the group, but all the beginners did not. I get the horses are very well trained, but all it takes is one slip, side step or spook and you could fall off onto the hard ground. The guides were great, other than one individual who was quite unfriendly. I think he was just shy, but it did kind of ruin the experience. It felt like he hated his job...He did the explanation at the start and there was no real safety tips. I'm thankful that I have ridden many times, but if I was a new rider, then this was not adequate. I saw two individuals riding in front of me who dropped their horses reins to take selfies while the horse was walking on the trail. This is very unsafe and nothing was done to correct it.
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Mendes Ranch and Trail Rides - Maui is located at 3530 Kahekili HwyWailuku, Maui, HI 96793
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mendes Ranch and Trail Rides - Maui

How long is the horseback trail ride?
It is about 1 ½ hours of riding time. Plan on being at the ranch a total of 2 ½ hours.

How early should we check-in?
You should arrive 15-20 minutes prior to your departure time. The morning rides start at 9:00 am and the afternoon rides are at 12:30 pm.

Is the BBQ Lunch included with the trail ride?
No, this is an additional cost that is optional for $30 + tax. The lunch starts at 11:30 am.

What should I wear?
We suggest wearing closed toed shoes and long pants. Bring sunscreen and a camera. At the coastline, our trail guides will take photos of you with the majestic seascape in the background.

What are the weight or age requirements?
The minimum age is 7 years old and maximum weight per rider is 250lbs. All minors must be accompanied by an adult.

Where are you located?
We are located in Wailuku, which is on the north side of Maui close to mile marker #7. From Lahaina, we are about a 45-minute drive.