Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area is located at about a 6,200 ft elevation. The views of Central and West Maui, Kaho'olawe, Moloka'i and Lana'i are arguably unmatched when the the air is clear, but the park is in the fog belt of the Kula Forest Reserve. The fog is a minor set back though because the various hiking trails and the forest landscapes are incredible. Park managers advise that the visitor wear brightly colored clothing during pig and fowl hunting seasons. The park's amenities include restrooms, lodging and trash cans.
Four hiking trails run through the park: The Haleakala Ridge Trail, The Plum Trail, The Polipoli Trail and the Redwood Trail which when combined make up a 3.5 mile loop.
Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area is located 9.7 miles upland from Kula on Waipoli Road off Kekaulike Avenue (Highway 377); 4-wheel drive vehicle recommended.http://www.tripleblaze.com/trail.php?c=3&i=3959