Year Established: 2001
Piiholo Ranch is one of Maui's most prestigious working ranches, now in its 7th generation of operation and more than 100 years of caring for the land, Hawaiian history, and Paniolo culture. Owned and operated by Peter Baldwin and Ohana, one of Maui's most preeminent ranching families.
Tucked up at 2000 feet on the slopes of Haleakala, Piiholo Ranch offers majestic mountain and ocean views fragrantly kissed by the sweet smell of the surrounding eucalyptus forests.
Join the Piiholo Ranch wranglers on horse riding adventures safe and exciting for the entire family. Peter and his family will share with you their family's knowledge and skill in cattle ranching and horseback riding.
Come Explore Upcountry Maui's Paniolo Country with Piiholo Ranch. The perfect opportunity for those looking for an authentic riding experience or those looking for simplicity and desire privacy. Piiholo Ranch offers it all!
On this 2 Hour Ride, experience is not necessary. Let the experienced and professional Cowboy's take you on an unforgettable journey through private pasture land in UpCountry Maui.
Your journey begins with a historical drive through Makawao town. See where the Cowboys that pioneered this quaint little town and see its deep Cowboys roots of today.
Riders start in the arena to warm up and get to know their horse.
2 Hour Rides are available at 9:30AM, 10:00AM, or 2:00PM
The 3 Hour Private Ride is an exclusive private horse ride that offers tranquility, simplicity and privacy abroad an 800 acre private working Ranch with an exclusive invitation to the Private Baldwin Cottages for lunch. Experience is not necessary. Let the experienced and professional Paniolo (Cowboy) take you on an unforgettable horseback ride on Maui like no other.
Check in is at the Piiholo Ranch Headquarters in Makawao town. Your wrangler will greet you at the Pavilion with coffee and tell you a bit about the horse you will be riding. Your ride begins in the arena to get acquainted with your horse before you head out to the open pastures, Eucalyptus Forests and venture to Piiholo Hill & Reservoir. Breathtaking panoramic views of Maui await. You might be lucky and get a surprise visit from the Nene (Hawaiian Goose) or discover some of Piiholo's cattle grazing in the pasture.
Then it's time for lunch at the secluded Private Baldwin Family Cabin. The Private Cabin Estate is not open to the public and is available by invitation only. Guests of this 3 Hours Ride receive exclusive access and will be swept away by the views and atmosphere, while enjoying their picnic lunch.
You can choose to skip lunch and take a 45 minute to 1 hour private arena lesson to improve your horsemanship skills prior to the ride on the Ranch.
3 Hour Rides are available at 9:30AM & 10:00AM
Explore Piiholo Ranch and spend the day as a true Paniolo ?Hawaiian Cowboy? .
On this exciting 2 1/2-hour activity you will get to ride through the Ranch into open ranch lands to round up the cattle for driving to new pastures and sorting. You will ride through lush green pastures and fragrant eucalyptus forests with plenty of open space to ride side by side with majestic ocean and Haleakala mountain views.
On Piiholo Ranch, when cattle have grazed one pasture for a period of time, they need to be rounded up and moved to a new pasture of fresh grass. This is where the fun begins.
Your wrangler will show you what it takes to get certain individuals or the whole group of cattle to move in a direction you want them to go. Cattle, not unlike many other animals, have their own space comfort. You will learn to get into their space to get them to move where you want. This is the cowboy way to handle cattle without making a lot of noise. There is always time to shout a good yahoo when they do what you want!
This is a great way to experience authentic Paniolo cowboy tradition in a safe and exciting setting and be a ?cowboy for a day?. After we finish our cattle work, we end up back at the Ranch Headquarters for a picnic lunch at the pavilion. Picnic lunch, soft drinks and water included
This adventure is limited to 6 guests and spaces fill up quickly so reserve your Cowboy Adventure today!!!
All riders must meet our Height /Weight Requirements
Keiki can come to Piiholo Ranch to get special horse training and riding lessons.
1/2 hours lesson are available for Keiki ages 4-5 years old and 1 hour lessons are available for Keiki 6 years and older and Adults.
Lesson times are available at 1:00PM or you can call the Piiholo Ranch Office for more information at 808-270-8750.
Cancellation Policy: If you need to Cancel for ANY reason please give us the courtesy of 48 hrs so we have some time to re book your horses. "No-shows" will be charged the full rate or a 15% re-scheduling fee per person.