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Ohe'o Gulch

Haleakala National Park, Maui, HI
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Hiking, Camping, Swimming
Traveler Description: While still part of Haleakala National Park, Ohe'o Gulch is accessed via the Hana Highway (about a half hour drive past Hana town).  If you plan to... more »
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Plymouth, Indiana
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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We went first thing after breakfast and we were so thankful we did. It was not very crowded at that time. My family loved swimming in the pools and jumping off the cliff! There is a natural slide built in to one of the pools, but be careful, it is very slippery. I can see how some could get hurt... More

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Portland, Oregon
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I got here late in the day (4:00-ish) and while the place is undeniably beautiful, there were way too many people for my liking, here. I'm guessing early in the morning is the time to be there

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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The pools are wonderful, unfortunately we could not swim due to flash flood warning, so you should definitely check that before going.

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Toronto, Canada
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107 reviews 107 reviews
35 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

a beautiful place, but the swimming hole is quite packed with tourist and water quite cloudy... watch out for the slippery rocks

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91 reviews 91 reviews
53 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The pools are very nice, but I've seen similar things in other parts of the world, so I wouldn't describe them as unique or extraordinary. Maybe my impression wasn't so good because they were quite crowded with kids and adults swimming, screaming, climbing up and down, ignoring the warning signs.. The atmosphere would be much nicer if swimming and diving... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I drove out from Haiku at 3:30am, to watch the sunrise from the coastline at 7 Sacred Pools. I had previously done the slower, meandering drive down Hana Hwy but hadn't made it this far because I was just worn out and driving alone. I'm glad I did the trip a second time though. I had the pools all to... More

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Hamilton, Montana
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59 reviews 59 reviews
38 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

As you can tell by reading the other reviews, your experience at Ohe'o Gulch will depend on the weather and time of year. If you can block out the other tourists (aren't you one??), the pools are worth the short hike from the visitor center even if you can't swim in them. If you're "only" going to look at the... More

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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19 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

If you drive all the way to Hana you must keep going to Oheo Gulch. We were there on a Sunday in August and the pools were clear and not overly crowded. The lower pool where you can swim can get some people but the teens climbed up to the very next pool and were able to swim there. The... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

... and back. We took a day for this trip and could have taken longer. We were unable to take a dip in the pools due to high water. Next time we will stay in Hana over night and take two days!!!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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232 reviews 232 reviews
86 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

So the Seven Sacred Pools name was a marketing ploy by a hotel owner years ago, but the name has stuck as well. And I can see why, this is a beautiful place to end your road to hana adventure! Its a short easy hike down to the pools, where you can climb over some rocks and come out in... More

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