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.

Maui 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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"Wonderful experience!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 19, 2019 NEW
We LOVED our horseback riding adventure! All of our horses (Little Foot, Miss Patoon, Gwen, Blondie and Frost) were wonderful!!! The trails and views were amazing! Our guides, Butch and Rocky, were possibly the best horseback guides I’ve ever had! We would definitely recommend and hope to return someday!
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"horseback in Hawai'i"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 19, 2019 NEW
A beautiful ride overlooking the ocean on the Mendes Ranch. Horses were very gentle, there were children along for their first ride ever, and this was perfect for them! The views were spectacular, (including the whale we could see cavorting around out in the ocean!). The wranglers were very good about taking pictures and showing us the fruit trees and flowers along the trail. A fun leisurely ride. Allow enough time to look at the peacocks and other animals around the farm.
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Calgary, Canada
"Great time"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 01, 2019 NEW
Went with a party of six with two younger kids. The guides (Rocky and Butch) were fantastic and we felt very well cared of. Beautiful scenery and two opportunities for photos. Two chances to open up with the horse to those who felt comfortable. No pressure and just the right amount of time to explore the country side. Appreciated after the ride getting some special treatment tour. Only suggestion is matching some other comments towards cleaning up the ranch and social enrichment for the animals.
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Thunder Bay, Canada
"Great Ride at Mendes Ranch"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 18, 2019
Thanks to the Ranch hands/guides for a great trail ride. Horses were picked according to the rider (Kai was a sweety who likes the shade & not having wet hooves). Hubby and I were first time riders & the guides took the time to ensure the group was fitted & given a quick “how to” with the horses. Maui has had a lot of rain this winter, so trails were wet, but horses were sure-footed. Guides provided interesting history of the Ranch & Maui as well.
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Maggie H
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 31, 2019
Our cowboy guide was wonderful. He loves his job and the horses were beautifly cared for. All the animals on the ranch were very friendly and the entire place was emaculate. I will definately go back!
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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.