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“Lovely Maui” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ironwood Ranch

Ironwood Ranch
Ranked #31 of 123 things to do in Lahaina
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: We're the "Best Place to Find Yourself on Horseback" according to Hawaii Magazine's 2008 "Best of Hawaii" - and they should know! Ride our beautiful horses through lush, exotic valleys, ironwood forests, and pineapple fields, while enjoying spectacular panoramic views of the outer islands! Nestled in the midst of unspoiled mountains, rain forests and farmland, Ironwood Ranch sits on acres of private land inaccessible to most, but ready and waiting for you to explore!
san diego
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Lovely Maui”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014

We had a great ride on Lily and Waipuna with Kaitlin as our informative and knowledgeable horticultural guide through some of the deep green Ironwood forests of Napili, Maui. Great scenery, unbelievable views, and wonderful people.

Visited December 2013
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San Francisco, California
1 review
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“Highlight of our trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014

Today my 2 daughters and I went horseback riding at this magical ranch. We were at three different levels of riding (one with no experience ) and they picked suitable horses for each of us. Gina was our guide and she was constantly checking in with us and giving us tips how to manage the horses through the beautiful trail on the ironwood ranch. Being in the west Maui mountains, you soon come to a 180 degree view of the islands of Maui, lanai, and Molokai. It is so wide that you can actually see what looks like the curving of the earth's surface, like you are in a giant fishbowl. Then you are taken into the rainforest so about 80% of the ride is in the shade and you pass by wild coffee trees, mango trees, guava, cinnamon, mulberry and even wild pineapple. It is so lush, like the setting for the Avatar movie! Also, old stone walls from Hawaiian ancestral tribes, at least 300 years old, can be viewed close to the trail. I have been to Hawaii several times but today I felt like I actually went back in time. NOT TO BE MISSED!

Visited June 2014
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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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“Great. Ride personal Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014 via mobile

Our guide Rob was wonderful and knowledgeable about the plants and Hawaiian dwellings etc along the trail. The scenery was breathtaking. Highly recommend for all levels of riders and non riders alike. Mahalo to all the staff!7

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Chico
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“Great view but let ride”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

My daughter had never ridden horseback and what a wonderful experience for her. The staff is knowledgeable and extremely friendly, matching you to your mount. The trail is well maintained and he horses well cared for but I would have loved to have an open field to trot across to at least fell the horse beneath me. Go early in the morning of possible as it gets quite warm in the afternoon.

Visited June 2014
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Lahaina
2 reviews
“Best place to ride in Maui!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014 via mobile

Our family went on the 9am west maui trail ride and it was amazing. The scenery was beautiful and our tour guide was awesome. He was born and raised in Lahaina and was so knowledgeable about his culture, the different plants that we we saw through the ride and the ranch! Worth every penny!!

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