Welcome to Destination Trail, a series that follows riders as they the travel the globe, hunting for its greatest trails. Some of what they find might be renowned, some undiscovered. But that’s the point. When expectations and attitudes are stripped away, only the essence of mountain biking remains. This is where adventure thrives. And it’s here that memories are made.
In this episode, Brad Benedict and Mitch Ropelato raise anchor and head for Maui. The intent was to ride the storied trails of the Makawao Forest, but after a storm made for some unrideable conditions, discovering epic one-off trails, skeptically swimming around waterfalls, and hot-dogging it on scooters is what they actually got.
Want to see more about mountain biking in Hawaii? Flip through our Digital Feature about singletrack culture on Kauai.