Piiholo Ranch Maui offers Zipline Adventures and Horseback Rides. Maui’s longest Zipline and Horseback Riding on Maui. Visit Piiholo Ranch Store in Makawao, Maui.

We would personally like to welcome you to Piiholo Ranch and the finest horseback experience on Maui.  No other activity on the island can provide such an authentic traditional paniolo cowboy adventure.  Choose from our 2 hour Private Ride or our 3 hour Private Ride which includes a picnic lunch at the family cabin on the ranch. If you are looking to hone your horsemanship skills a Private Lesson can provide an excellent opportunity to learn from the best.

As you ride through towering Eucalyptus, Koa, and Ohi`a trees, and green Kikuyu and Pangola pastures, you will be treated to a 360 degree majestic view from high up on Haleakala Crater to the blue Pacific Ocean 2,000 feet below. With the finest horses on the island, Piiholo Ranch provides a horseback ride second to none.  After being expertly paired with your horse, you will find plenty of open range on the historic working cattle ranch to move freely among the many native plants and indigenous trees of Hawaii, and catch glimpses of the colorful, endemic forest birds.

Our private rides make it a friendly, one of a kind experience, where riders leave the Ranch with a better understanding of horsemanship. This is a great opportunity to ride on a 800acre Ranch owned by the Baldwins, a 6th generation Maui Family.

We are open Monday through Saturday, closed on Sundays, and hot coffee is available upon check-in for all morning riders.   You will want to dress appropriately for riding.  We recommend long pants and boots or close toed shoes.

Private Rides

For those who prefer a more advanced paced ride or simply those who desire the privacy and intimacy of what the Private Ride offers, it is the perfect opportunity for both!

A 2-hour or 3-hour Private ride is available.

By Appointment only, call Reservations at 808-270-8750

2015 Private Heli Ranch Experience 

For the Ultimate Upcountry Maui Experience, Piiholo Ranch is offering guests our Heli Ranch Experience. Departing from the Kahului Heliport, guests fly the north side of Haleakala Mountain to Hana Town and view East Maui Waterfalls. The flight lands at the secluded Baldwin Family’s cabins tucked up at 2000 feet on the slopes of Haleakala. The Cabins are an ideal place to start your ride…Your Wrangler will be waiting to greet you as you step out of the helicopter. Enjoy pastries and coffee at the cabin before you mount your horse to head out on your 2 hr horseback ride on the 800 acre Piiholo Ranch. You will ride through lush green pastures and fragrant eucalyptus forests with plenty of open space to ride with ocean and mountain views. The Piiholo Ranch Headquarters is your final destination on the ride, where your limo driver will be waiting to take you back to the Heliport. A great option is to stop in Makawao town for lunch on your way back to Kahului.

2 People:
A-Star Helicopter
Add $337.50 for Whisper Star Helicopter
Includes SUV Limo Transportation from Piiholo Ranch to Heliport.

4 People:
A-Star Helicopter
Add $337.50 for Whisper Star Helicopter
Includes SUV Limo Transportation from Piiholo Ranch to Heliport.

6 People:
A-Star Helicopter
Add $337.50 for Whisper Star Helicopter
Includes SUV Limo Transportation from Piiholo Ranch to Heliport.

Additional Options:
• Customized itinerary & pricing available for Heli Cabin options: (itineraries can be arranged with or with out horseback ride)
• Private Chef at Cabins - Heli in for lunch or sunset pupus & cocktails or dinner
• Special occasions, proposals, birthdays
• Limo Services from Hotel to heliport, Ranch to Hotel or Heliport (*Chauffeured Services 2 hr min and TLC - 3hr min.)
• Cabin Site Fee - (additional for 2-6 hr use)

For custom itineraries call Susie Carlile at 415-497-3235

By Appointment only, call Reservations at 808-270-8750

Private Riding Lessons

1/2 hour and one hour lessons for adults and children.
3 years minimum age.

By Appointment only, call Reservations at 808-270-8750

Children 3-5 years – $125 1/2 hour
Children 6 and older - $125 hour
Adults - $125 hour

Discounts available for two or more in lesson.

Private Parties, Birthday Parties, Special Events and Weddings

Piiholo Ranch can accommodate large groups with a variety of ranch activities. Please call Susie at 415-497-3235 or e-mail us for more details.

Safety is our number one priority, and we will do everything possible to ensure the safety of all riders. There will be a briefing before the ride concerning safety and basic riding instruction. We use a standard height-weight ratio to establish a safe weight limit for each individual, and to maintain the well-being of out horses. In the event of extreme weather, the ride will be canceled or rescheduled. If it is misty or lightly sprinkling, the ride will go out (remember, we are on the edge of a rainforest). Variable weather lends itself to incredible textures of the landscape with the ever-changing light, mist, shadows and usually brilliant blue skies. This experience will lift your spirits.

Advance reservations with a credit card or voucher are required.  All riders must be at least 8 years old and in good physical condition.  All rides are suitable for experienced and first-time riders.  Western saddles are provided.  Cancellation requires 24 hours notice, “No shows” will be charged full fare.  Rides go out rain or shine, but if the weather is extreme, we may cancel or reschedule to suit you.  We can accommodate large groups of 10-14 people at a special rate.

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