Ironwood Ranch
Ironwood Ranch
4.5
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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!
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  • Escape260302
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful ride, sadly shorter than paid for
    Lovely horses and setting. Unfortunately, we paid for a 90min outing (almost $800..!) but rode for less than 60 minutes which was definitely disappointing for me and the kids. They also included a mandatory 18% gratuity because we were three riders which they had not told us about when I booked, nor anywhere on the website. Beautiful ride but would not have paid so much, or just book the 1 hour ride next time!
    Mahalo for your review and feedback- it offers us a great way to improve the experience for our customers. We are happy that you enjoyed our horses and the beautiful West Maui setting. In terms of the duration of the ride, we account for the lesson, mounting, and walk leading to the trail. Photo time was also offered for the kids to take pictures, as well as a fun snack time for the kids to interact with the horses. Regarding gratuity, this is suggested as some customers are uncertain what the standard/ average is, but it is not mandatory. Given the number of riders our guides suggested a percentage, but it is left to the discretion of the customer. During these times we deeply appreciate the support from our customers, and consistently do our best to offer the best experience. Thank you for riding with us.
    Written 29 November 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 November 2023
  • Tamie R
    Wooster, Ohio3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience pony ride with Liloa
    We did the pony ride for our 4 y/o daughter. Liloa was very knowledgeable about horses/ranch— definitely one of his passions. Horses were well cared for and loved. Great experience will definitely do again and trail ride when she is old enough.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 8 February 2024
  • Steven G
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An awesome morning on horseback right in West Maui
    The guides and horses are awesome. For the same price as other ranches, my wife and I got a personal ride with two guides as opposed to a ride with 10-12 people. This meant that we actually rode the whole time instead of waiting while other riders tried to control their mounts. The guides gave us so much information about the history of the ranch and the native flora and fauna. Plus it was right in West Maui just 15 minutes from our beachfront condo. We will definitely be back.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 February 2024
  • Melanie M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ironwood ranch the heart of Kapalua
    We have visited the ranch in the past but our daughter was too young for a trail ride. This year we fulfilled a bucket list and enjoyed the most scenic trail ride in the lovely company of two guides! The trail ride was amazing and informative, learning about the land and history. After our ride we walked about the farm, getting to visit the various animals onsite and feeding some of the other horses. To top it off, we were allowed to pick some fresh fruit to take and enjoy. This is a must experience in Maui.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 31 March 2024
  • Charley B
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful guided horseback tour!
    We had an amazing time on the guided horseback tour we were able to see beautiful views and learn a lot about the area from our guides! All of the horses and people were so kind! The atmosphere and the experience is once in a lifetime, highly recommend you participate and support this local business!
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 April 2024
  • alex r
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great vibes!
    My girlfriend and I loved going to Ironwood Ranch and would absolutely go back. Katy perry and tango were big beautiful horse and the crew were real easy to get along with and knowledgeable. You can't beat the vibes going here. Mahalo!
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 April 2024
  • Amy P
    Chicago, Illinois4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Morning Ride on West Maui
    My husband and I loved this ride. It was a perfect Saturday morning on a beautiful trail with two very friendly and informative guides! We booked a private ride with just the two of us so it was a very enjoyable ride and we had the full attention of the guides. Horses are well cared for and the ranch is right on West Maui, very easy to get to from our West side resort. 100% recommend.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 April 2024
  • loricabo2017
    Pleasanton, California2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The best mother-daughter ride on the island of Maui
    Our guides were lovely and informative throughout our ride. They shared Local points of interest as we rode through beautiful trails of lush green foliage … complete with wild pigs circling along to greet us! Loved the music which clearly MicFleetwood did along with my daughter’s horse, Bruno Mars. Thank you. We will return. Mahalo 🌸
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 May 2024
  • Rochelle C
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The best experience ever. Do not miss out on this adventure in Maui
    Excellent experience. So so fun. We had a great guide and she was very knowledgeable of the terrain and shared a lot about the island. My granddaughter wanted to go horseback riding for her birthday and our experience with Ironwood did it disappoint. Beautiful scenery and the horses were sweet and amazing. So fun to ride. Very gentle and they love to snack on the way. Afterwards we got to feed them horse food and carrots. It was a dream come true for both of us. An experience to treasure. We highly recommend Ironwood for your horseback riding experience on Maui.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 June 2024
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Kim K
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Sadly, my boyfriend could not join me on the private ride we had scheduled on 12/31/23 due to a hip injury the day before while snorkeling. They did not refund the $185 fee - I think refunding half would have been more fair. Also, this ride is NOT for advanced riders unless you’re okay with just walking - strict rules with no trotting or cantering allowed. I was very disappointed with that since I’ve been riding all my life. Pretty ride with great views and an awesome guide (Peta). Loved the ranch with its citrus trees and chickens. The horses are obviously well cared for.
Written 2 January 2024
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Escape260302
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Lovely horses and setting. Unfortunately, we paid for a 90min outing (almost $800..!) but rode for less than 60 minutes which was definitely disappointing for me and the kids. They also included a mandatory 18% gratuity because we were three riders which they had not told us about when I booked, nor anywhere on the website. Beautiful ride but would not have paid so much, or just book the 1 hour ride next time!
Written 26 November 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Mahalo for your review and feedback- it offers us a great way to improve the experience for our customers. We are happy that you enjoyed our horses and the beautiful West Maui setting. In terms of the duration of the ride, we account for the lesson, mounting, and walk leading to the trail. Photo time was also offered for the kids to take pictures, as well as a fun snack time for the kids to interact with the horses. Regarding gratuity, this is suggested as some customers are uncertain what the standard/ average is, but it is not mandatory. Given the number of riders our guides suggested a percentage, but it is left to the discretion of the customer. During these times we deeply appreciate the support from our customers, and consistently do our best to offer the best experience. Thank you for riding with us.
Written 29 November 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

J Danker
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
What a wonderful ranch! We had such a fun time visiting Ironwood and cannot wait to visit again in the future. The ride included gorgeous views of the ocean and valley. The ranch hands were all gracious and kind and made us feel comfortable and welcome from the very beginning. Our personal guide Sarah was the best! She is extremely knowledgeable and helpful during the entire ride. Top notch service and skills - could not recommend her highly enough. Would definitely recommend making a visit to this ranch a priority.
Written 27 April 2023
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Charley B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We had an amazing time on the guided horseback tour we were able to see beautiful views and learn a lot about the area from our guides! All of the horses and people were so kind! The atmosphere and the experience is once in a lifetime, highly recommend you participate and support this local business!
Written 26 April 2024
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Mark B
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
A wonderful ranch with great guides, horses and views of the ocean from the hills above Kapalua. Tara and Emily were awesome guides and went out of their way to look after us and especially made my 10yr old daughter comfortable and happy. She absolutely loved it. No one in our party was an experienced rider so they really did a great job educating us about safety and technique and making us feel safe the entire time. We will definitely return every time we are in Maui.
Written 1 April 2022
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Marie H
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
“Ironwood Ranch is a very nice place - you should go there” says my 9 year old. Tara and Liloa were amazing guides and provided us with a wonderful experience! My daughter loves horses and this was her first trail ride. She enjoyed talking ‘horse’ with the guides, both of whom made us feel safe and comfortable. The trail opens to a lovely vista of the ocean and then meanders through a nice, shady trail. It was fun also that the horses have Hawaiian names and famous names. She enjoyed the trail ride with David Beckham and was excited also to meet her fave superstar, Taylor Swift!
Written 22 June 2022
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brianbollwage
Southern Shores, NC381 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Our wranglers, Tara and Emily, were fantastic. So knowledgeable about the ranch's horses and so informative about the island's history. We rode Tango and Goliath, both spirited animals but well behaved. Such beautiful scenery, such a grand experience. Would love to give them 6 stars if that was possible. After the ride we were allowed to pick some fresh fruit in the orchard. The oranges, tangerines, and guava were delicious. Highly recommend this ranch for any horse lovers, experienced or novice.
Written 2 March 2022
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Chuck B
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Visited twice and had a great time on both rides. Cheerful and knowledgeable guides told us about Maui and how it’s changed over the years. The horses were calm and good for riders of different ages and experience levels. Our riders ranged from 13 to 53 years old.
Written 30 June 2023
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NapoleonCat
Seattle, WA25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
My daughter and I had a private ride with Willow, who was wonderfully knowledgeable. We rode on a clear April day, and were greeted by panoramic views of Lana’i, Oahu, and Moloka’i. It was a fantastic way to spend a leisure morning on the island of paradise.

Due to COVID, the ranch was operating at limited capacity, and couldn’t accommodate a third person - my husband. I am sad he missed the experience. Next time.
Written 13 April 2021
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Rochelle C
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Excellent experience. So so fun. We had a great guide and she was very knowledgeable of the terrain and shared a lot about the island. My granddaughter wanted to go horseback riding for her birthday and our experience with Ironwood did it disappoint. Beautiful scenery and the horses were sweet and amazing. So fun to ride. Very gentle and they love to snack on the way. Afterwards we got to feed them horse food and carrots. It was a dream come true for both of us. An experience to treasure. We highly recommend Ironwood for your horseback riding experience on Maui.
Written 10 June 2024
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