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Private Upcountry Horseback Ride

This open range cattle ranch on Maui is located on the pristine, sacred and undeveloped country above the Kanaio coastline on the southwest side of Maui's volcanic crater, Haleakala. We offer private ranch tours by horseback, with routes starting on the dormant volcano's slopes and winding down through grazing cattle, lush vegetation and lava flows that feature incredible views of the ocean, Kahoʻolawe and the Big Island.

Our guests are treated with local aloha, so in addition to having an incredible ride, you'll come away feeling like you're part of the family while learning to ride paniolo-style.


What to Expect

You will love the private exclusivity of all our "Cattle Open Range" tours, with our personalized attention. As part of our paniolo (cowboy) ohana we will ride down to the open range to check the cattle and calves at the base of Pi’imoi crater sharing history of the area with breathtaking views of ancient Maui.

If you would like to ride further, the 1.5 hour and 2 hour rides, allows for a full tour of the pastures and the unique Hawaiian history and cultural practices and sites too. We will visit our historic well, views of the ancient lava flows, and clear views of Molokini island.

All rides have the most spectacular views of the outer islands Hawaii, Kahoolawe.

We are an active cattle ranch so any running or galloping of the horses, to the horses, means go get the cattle, therefore we only allow trotting depending on size of group and experience levels, safety comes first. However if you are avid experienced rider we may allow cantering and trotting per your cowboys discretion.


All Inclusive 3 hour tour with BBQ Lunch

This route takes you from the backside of Haleakala, winding through our ranches cattle country and historic sites stopping at our lookout point for a catered BBQ Triple L Ranch beef burgers from Bully's Burgers, plus savory treats, fresh fruit and delicious desserts. This is a very important ride as we need to keep our cattle upland and keep invasive species below the pasture management areas


Included

  • Horse and Saddle
  • Horseback riding instruction
  • Rain Gear
  • Cold Refreshments & Snacks
  • Riding Helmets required (extra waiver for non helmets available)

Requirements

  • Long Pants
  • Closed Toed Shoes
  • Weight limit is 210 lbs. Riders are weighed at check in, there are no exceptions.
  • Minimum age is 8+ years old
  • Parties of six are subject to a minimum gratuity of 10%

** For the utmost safety of the rider and the horse, we reserve the right to refuse service to any rider we determine to be in poor physical condition, who weighs over 210 lbs or exceeds a BMI of 28. Our maximum rider weight is 210 lbs, this for balance and agility; however even those who weigh less than 210 lbs may not be able to ride if they do not fit an appropriate BMI. A horse is only ever meant to carry 20% of its body weight. Therefore a saddled 1100 lb horse should never be asked to carry more than 210 lbs. We use light weight saddles for comfort and riding pleasure. As a note any rider who is not in good physical condition or balanced will likely misuse reins and/or saddle for balance compromising safety.


What to Bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Hat
  • Reef-Safe Sunscreen
  • Light Jacket

Duration

1-3.5 hours

Address

15900 Piilani Hwy, Kula, HI 96790


Cancellation Policy

All tours go out rain or shine. In the event guides determines the conditions to be unsafe, guests will be rescheduled or provided a full refund. We have a firm no cancellation policy being we are a 100% private tour experience. If you absolutely need to cancel, you may transfer ride to another person, sell or give the ride to someone else to use. NOTE: There is a 25% re-booking fee, but there is no expiration date.

Mahalo for your understanding!

Please Note: We will process a refund for a total rain out.