Horseback Riding

Updated on:
October 13, 2014

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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 — or a working cattle ranch.  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

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.

Maui horseback tours

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.

Maui Stables

Ride near Hana on the east end of Maui, with Hawaiian chants and history.

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.

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.

Triple L Ranch

Unlike any of the above, this horseback experience is a private ride just for you and your spouse, friends or family (maximum of 4 people) on a working cattle ranch. It’s in the Kanaio region south of Wailea and Makena, away from the tourist areas of Maui.

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