Horseback Riding in Maui

Horseback riding is one of the favorite activities of some Maui visitors.  It combines the fun of riding with the enjoyment of Maui’s spectacular scenery. Horseback riding is available in several parts of Maui, each with their own scenic advantages.  You can choose your location so you can see — The south side of Haleakala, with Maui’s last lava flow and LaPerouse Bay — Thompson Ranch — Mendes Ranch — Ironwood Ranch — Kula (Upcountry) — Oheo and Kipahulu — West Maui Mountains — Inside Haleakala volcano crater There is a range of difficulties available for the various rides, so be sure to discuss your riding experience (or lack of experience) with the riding stable operator. See below for a discussion of some of the companies offering horseback rides on Maui, and the differences that will help you choose the right one for you.  Or click for more things to do on Maui.

Maui Horseback riding stables – Details and differences to help you decide

Lahaina Stables
Ride in the foothills of the West Maui Mountains including Launiopoko, with views of Molokai, Lanai, Lahaina.  Starting point is near Lahaina and Kaanapali, so convenient if you are staying on West Maui.
Lahaina Stables early ride details, prices, or reservations
Lahaina Stables lunch ride details, prices, or reservations
Lahaina Stables sunset ride details, prices, or reservations

Mendes Ranch
Ride on the northeast side of West Maui, far from the tourist areas, with views of ranch, pastures, rain forest and waterfalls.  Starting point is a few miles northwest of the town of Wailuku, so about 45 minutes from most hotels and condos.
Mendes Ranch horseback riding details, prices, or reservations 

Maui Stables
Ride near Hana on the east end of Maui, with Hawaiian chants and history.
Maui Stables riding details, prices, or reservations

Triple L Ranch
Semi-private horseback riding with only 2 to 4 riders per guide-group, on the southeast slopes of Haleakala.
Triple L Ranch riding details, prices, or reservations

Makena Stables
Ride on the south side of Haleakala volcano, with views of lava fields, LaPerouse Bay, the Big Island of Hawaii, Kahoolawe, Lanai.  Starting point is south of Wailea, so convenient if you are staying in South Maui.
Makena Stables details, prices, or reservations

Pony Express Tours
Ride into the crater at the top of Haleakala Volcano, with views of the crater floor and the many mini-volcanoes within the larger crater.  Starting point is at the top of Haleakala, so a long drive up the mountain from wherever you are staying.  The same company also offers Haleakala Ranch rides at a lower elevation.
Pony Express details, prices, or reservations

Ironwood Ranch
Ride in West Maui’s forests, valleys, farms and pineapple fields, with views of Lanai and Molokai in the distance.  Starting point is in Napili, a short drive from Kaanapali or Kapalua.
Ironwood Ranch details, prices, or reservations

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