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 Joanna at 304-276-7336

Keiki Riding Lessons

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

By Appointment only, call Joanna at 304-276-7336

Children 3-5 years – $75 1/2 hour
Children 6 and older - $75 hour

Private Riding Lessons

Horsemanship and horse-handling lessons are available. The price is subject to the level of training and the time.
By Appointment only. Please call Joanna at 304-276-7336 or e-mail us for more details.

Private 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.

Birthday Parties and Pony Rides

Do you have a little buckaroo who has a birthday coming up? We have a great pavilion that seats up to 50 guests. More seating is available on the lawn. We can work with you to help plan your perfect party. Picnic tables, BBQ and bathrooms are there for your use.
By Appointment only. Call Joanna at 304-276-7336 or e-mail for more information.

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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