Background photo - U.S. #5 Pikes Peak CO.

Each elevation segment is ~ 1/4 mile.


Start(click and drag map; double click to move forward)

 Note:  Click on “View full route" (top left) which opens the Baldwin-Olinda Rd RideWithGPS page.  Hover over the distance line at the spot you would like to begin a sub-  segment for this climb.  Click your mouse on the start point and drag the vertical graphing line the distance you wish to obtain sub-detail from, then release the  mouse at the end point.  This will give you the following sub-detail for the selected segment in the “Metrics” window top right of the page:  (a) distance, (b) elevation  gained and lost, (c) max grade, (d) average grade (e) that segment's climb category – e.g. Cat 1, HC, etc., and (f) FIETS score for the segment.

Hover cursor over segment slices, below, for exact grade of a particular segment.

Cycling and Climbing Hawaii

Baldwin/Olinda Rd, Maui


  • Distance:                               12.4 miles                                 

  • Beginning elevation:            12'

  • Ending elevation:                  4,104
  • Elevation gained:                   4,046'
  • Average Grade:                     7.6%

  • Fiets Index:                           7.8

  • Location:  Climb begins at the intersection of Hwy 36 (Hana Hwy) and Baldwin Ave (20.91605, -156.38119  latitude/longitude) 7 miles from Kahului International Airport.  

Ride Description

 This climb shares its first 8 miles with the second highest Fiets Index climb in the US (Haleakala). Baldwin becomes Olinda at about 7 miles up the volcano from the start in Paia. At the 8 mile mark, instead of turning right on Hanamu Rd (for the Haleakala climb), we continue straight on Olinda for another 4.4 miles to the end of the road.  

The first 8 miles of this climb are mild and scenic - 4.4% average grade (1,888' gained, 3' descended).  The last 4.4 miles of the climb are where the challenge begins and why this climb qualifies for the Top 100 - 4.4 miles, 9.1% average grade, 2,123'' ascent and 0' descended (you can see the dramatic change in the VeloViewer at the bottom of this page). 

Provisions along the way:  Makawao (6 miles from start - market and bakery).  The Roadway surface is good the entire route, but traffic is fairly heavy for the first 7 miles although very mild thereafter.