The Piiholo Ranch Zip-line is the newest of Maui's great zip-line adventures. A good case could be made that this zip-line may also be the most exhilarating. With spans crisscrossing Maui's famous Maliko Gulch the zip-rides are long and breathtaking but none as amazing as the final zip-line of the adventure which spans almost 3000' and is the longest zip-line in Hawaii (it is also the third longest zip-line in the world). This line is so long that it actually takes about a full minute to complete at speeds of about 50 mph. The Piiholo Zip-line is actually located on the Piiholo Ranch which is a working cattle ranch that was once part of Maui's Haleakala Ranch. Horseback rides are given on the ranch as well. Both these adventures are run and operated by Maui's Baldwin family which dates back seven generations here to the 1820's when the Reverend Dwight Baldwin was Lahaina Maui's first missionary. The views from the upcountry Olinda region of Maui are among the most beautiful to be found on Maui and the charm and ambiance of the Piiholo Ranch only serve to enhance both the zip-line and the horseback adventures.
Found of the slopes of Haleakala at about the 2500' level just a couple of miles above the 'cowboy' town of Makawao is found the Piiholo Ranch. This working cattle ranch is the home of the most beautiful meadowland horseback riding area on the island as well as the home of two of the most popular zipline courses to be found on Maui.
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