Mendes Ranch Trail Rides in Maui, HI

3530 Kahekili HwyWailuku, Maui, HI 96793
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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.


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.

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
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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Pamela C
"Morning ride"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 18, 2018 NEW
This was the most incredible experience for my family....amazing cliffside scenery, lots of different terrain, well-behaved and cared for horses and of course breathtaking ocean views. Our guides told many stories about the land and its history along the way. Barbecue lunch was tasty as well. A must-do if you enjoy horseback riding.
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Laurel, Maryland
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 18, 2018 NEW
This was the best trail ride EVER! The views were absolutely stunning and the cowboys were very knowledgable, informative, funny and entertaining. We did this ride a few weeks ago (end of January) and we saw SO MANY whales breach/active whales. I had only been on one trail ride before, so I consider myself a very beginner rider, I was nervous, but the horses were very good about reading the riders personalities. My horse did exactly what I wanted (would go faster/slower/turned whatever way I wanted). We had so much fun, I definitely recommend this. The best part yet- you are on a cliff along the shoreline, and it feels like you and the people you are with are the only people on the island. It is absolutely breath taking! One recommendation I would have is to be prepared for rain, this was the only time we encountered any rain on our entire 8 day trip. it only rained for a short while but it was muddy and slippery.
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Surrey, Canada
"Great trail ride in a stunning setting!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 19, 2018
My family of four (couple and two teens) enjoyed a morning trail ride at the Mendes Ranch. The guides and horses were awesome and the views of the ocean were AMAZING! We thoroughly enjoyed this and highly recommend it while on Maui!
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San Jose, California
"Ride horses, gallop, and see whales what else you want?"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 16, 2018
We rode through the Mendes' extensive ranch and had exquisite views of the Pacific Ocean from Maui's East side. We saw several (more than 10) whale spouts, breaches, and tail flaps as we rode along the trail. There were two points where we could gallop, which was fun. The trail guides took many pictures for each group using your own camera.
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Portland, Oregon
"worn out horses"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed January 04, 2018
First thing I noticed before the horses were assigned was that the guides all wore spurs. They had to use the spurs to make the horses move. I watched fellow riders dig their heels into the horses flanks to make them move but with no success. The ride is down a steep rocky path and on the return up hill my horse has to stop and rest while it huffed and puffed with very labored breathing. I suppose if you've never rode a horse and get excited just sitting on a horse then this ride will suffice. The guide said the horses work 6 out of 7 days a week.
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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.