Amathole is an area with stunning scenic beauty and rich in history. Located in the Eastern Cape, it has diverse landscapes ranging from mountains, rivers, beaches, forests and estuaries. Hidden gems include the majestic rainforest, which is protected to date. Indigenous forest and breathtaking waterfalls are a must see in this region.
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Extreme Hiking / Hiking in Waihee Ridge Trail, Kahului, Hawaii USA
It’s also home to Kahana Pond State Wildlife Sanctuary and the Alexander and Baldwin Sugar Museum, dedicated to Maui’s sugar industry. Kahului has its own major airport located in the North shore.
Waihee Ridge Trail is a 4.5 mi/7.2 km long (out and back), about three hours hike and starts from the end of Maluhia Road where you find a fence marking the trail head. Hiking through West Maui forest reserve, you walk through lush rainforest and you have the opportunity to admire spectacular views of valleys, the ocean and the Haleakala side of Maui.
The trail is for all skill levels, as long as you wear shoes with good grip because the path is slippery and muddy. It has an elevation gain of 1650 ft/502 m and it is very well marked. Hikers should wear bright colored clothes if it is hunting season and take a raincoat with you, because the weather is unpredictable.
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