Waikoa trail is a self-contained loop trail that is located on the northern side of the park.  Waikoa trail is a technical cross country trail.  The loop is 2.5 miles long and its accessed by a .75 mile fire road.  Typically the trail is ridden counter clockwise, but can be approached in reverse.

From the hunter check-in station, access the fire road through the gate.  The road will descend briefly before turning right into an immediate steep climb.  At the summit of this short punchy climb the road traverses for another half mile before culminating at a gate.  Please be sure to close this gate before proceeding on the loop trail.  Past the gate the trail immediately turns into single track.  After the first few turns the trail forks, stay to the right if you want to ride the loop counter clockwise.  The trail traverses .75 through stands of eucalyptus as it winds in and out of technical gulches of volcanic rock.  The trail then descends 450 feet over .75 miles of switch backs.  The descent passes through fields of grass and stands of pine and eucalyptus.  At the bottom of the descent the trail traverses a wide path for .4 miles before it starts to climb back up a switch backs for another .6 miles.

Click here to see the route.