LK&P Sugarcane Train Lahaina-Kaanapali Train Ride
Distance from the Garden Gate - 2 Miles.
With a blast of its steam whistle, the locomotive chugs along a
six-mile stretch of track at a leisurely pace. During your train
ride, the Sugar Cane Train crosses a 325-foot curved wooden trestle
whose elevation yields panoramic views of neighboring islands and
the West Maui Mountains.
During your journey, our singing conductor will entertain you Hawaiian-style
and point out sites of interest along the way. From December to
April, it is a common sight to spot humpback whales frolicking in
our warm Pacific waters. Although our sugar cane fields are gone
now, the Sugar Cane Train keeps on rolling, preserving Maui's rich
sugar cane heritage.
Railroads traveled through the history of Hawaii for more than
100 years, hauling sugar cane to the mills, and transporting workers
between their homes and the canefields. Steam locomotives became
a picturesque part of the Hawaiian landscape, sounding their haunting
whistles as they rounded a mountain curve, or plowed along narrow-guage
track between fields of sugar cane and plantation villages.
Today, Hawaii's railroads have disappeared almost entirely. The
Lahaina Kaanapali & Pacific Railroad - better known as the "Sugar
Cane Train" - transports visitors from the Maui of yesteryear
to the beauty and charm of Maui today.