Kahakapao Loop Trail The Kahakapao Loop Trail is located in Makawao State Forest Reserve, which is composed of over 2093 acres of land on the west facing slopes of Haleakala. Makawao Forest has long been a popular destination for local mountain bikers. The Kahakapao Loop Trail, a 5.75 mile multi-use trail, was created in 2003. The Kahakapoa Recreation Area is laced with a multi-use trail system of meandering cross-country and bombing gravity trails that climb and descend 865 feet. The Kahakapao Recreation area accommodates mountain bikers of varying skill levels. The volcanic clay trails have a smooth flow that varies in technicality.