Explore Haleakala on HorsebackMaui

Enjoy a uniquely Hawaiian experience with a scenic tour of Haleakala, all while taking in the views from horseback.

PONY EXPRESS TOURS’ Haleakala Ranch Paniolo Ride treats riders to breathtaking views from an elevation of 4,000 feet. The oncein-a-lifetime experience takes you through MAUI’S HIGH COUNTRY, through the rolling pastures of a cattle ranch complete with ocean vistas. Haleakala Ranch’s Mauka Ride is a 1.5-hour tour that features historic scenery. Offered in the early morning and afternoon, it’s perfect for guests who want to start their day out in nature. Visit ponyexpresstours.com for details.

Stables beyond Haleakala where you can hitch a scenic horseback ride include MENDES RANCH (mendesranch.com) in Wailuku, MAKANI ‘OLU RANCH (makanioluranch.com) in Wailuku and LAHAINA STABLES (mauihorse.com) in Lahaina.

Although most horseback-riding tours are tailored to novices, it is beneficial if riders have some prior horse-riding experience. Riders are paired with experienced horses that know their way, allowing riders the freedom to enjoy the scenery and the narration provided by knowledgeable guides.