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Upper Waiakea ATV and Dirt Bike Park

Saturday, December 23, 2023

Other Names

Mauna Loa Volcano, Stainback Highway, Big Island, Flume Road, Na Ala Hele Trails

Last Known StatusOpen

Located on the slopes of the largest volcano on earth, this OHV area offers about 56 miles of marked ATV and motorcycle trails. Vegetation is lush and trails can be very muddy during wet weather. The staging area has restroom and garbage facilities.

A permit is required before entering the park and can be obtained by contacting the Division of Forestry and Wildlife in Hilo or Waimea. The park is open daily during daylight hours but overnight parking is prohibited. Camping can be found at nearby Namakanipaio Campground which offers a large grassy area with tall trees and basic camping amenities.

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Permit RequiredYes
Dates OpenDaily dawn - dusk
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedUnknown
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle WidthYes (60 inches)
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTV & SXSPermitted(maximum width 60 inches)
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs & Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
2 Stroke EnginesNo Restriction
MX Helmet RequiredYes
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingProhibited
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingNoriding permitted during daylight hours
Trail BlazingProhibitedkeep on designated trails
Rule Enforcement


AreaMotorized Trails
LandState Forest




Our RatingRatingVery Good
Recommended StayFull Day
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Nearest CityHilo, HI
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Hilo, HI
1) Take SR-11 south about 1 mile
2) Turn right (west) on Stainback Highway, continue about 9 miles
3) Park entrance is on the right (north).


Contact InfoDivision of Forestry & Wildlife
P.O. Box 4849
Hilo, HI 96720-0849
(808) 974-4221
(808) 887-6063


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Upper Waiakea ATV and Dirt Bike Park Trail

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Approx Size330 acres (1 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail56
Climate TypeForest
Elevation200 to 2200 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has mostly loose dirt.Mostly
Hard PackThe trail has little hard pack terrain.Little
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has some mud after it rains.Some
DustThe trail has no dust on typical days.None
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has few steep hills.Few
Single TrackThis state forest has some single track trails.Some
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has little beginner terrain.Little
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has some intermediate level terrain.Some
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Little


Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (NE)Chevron (808) 935-5165
Diesel Diesel5-20 Miles (NE)Chevron (808) 935-5165
Potable Water Water20-30 Miles (N)Namakanipaio Campground (808) 985-6000
RV Hookups RV HookupHilo, HIno RV hookups on Big Island
RV Dump Station RV DisposalHilo, HIno RV hookups on Big Island
Primitive Camping Campground5-20 Miles (SW)Namakanipaio Campground (808) 985-6000
Convenience Store Conv Store5-20 Miles (NE)Chevron (808) 935-5165
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