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Ohe'o Gulch

Address: Haleakala National Park, Maui, HI
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Camping, Swimming
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Camping, Swimming
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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Don't get me wrong, it is beautiful and a nice walk out here, but there are other pools and waterfalls along the road to Hana that are more spectacular. You can swim in the pools some brig your suit and a towel for the full experience. Worth a stop.

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Sunnyvale, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

On the extreme far southeastern side of Maui, far from the tourist towns of Wailea, Kihei, and Lahaina is the Ohe'o gulch. Some publicist thought it would generate more tourist dollars by renaming it the Seven Pools Sacred Springs. Reaching Seven Pools is a monumental task, and has caused it share of nervous breakdowns. I drove nearly 3 hours the... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

We stopped here on a tour so we didn't have much time. We took the trail around which was fairly easy and not that long. Excellent views and sites.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Did this trail to enjoy the ocean views after the long inland Pipiwai Trail. Worth a quick stroll to see the coastline. Not a difficult hike, either - mostly level.

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Somerset, MA
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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We last visited Ohe'o Gulch in 1988, and we were anxious to revisit after 26 years. We were somewhat disappointed. I will explain later. To reach Ohe'o Gulch, most people drive the road to Hana. This is long ride, with switch backs and one lane bridges. Take your time. The journey is beautiful. Waterfalls by the side of the road,... More 

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Orangevale, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The day we went the gates were locked due to bad weather from Hurricane Ana. So no swimming. We walked out on the lookout and took pictures but it was disappointing not to be able to swim after hiking Pipiwai Trail.

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Sacramento, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We love this place to too, looking out at the rough ocean and swimming the different pools. Careful on the rocks they are slippery from algae

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

So my whole trip revolved around coming to see these "7 sacred pools" since I heard about them 25 years ago! Lo and behold, you can't get in the pools!! The Pipiwai Trail is quite long, it is pretty, going through an amazing bamboo forest to end up at Waimoku Falls. But once you're at the falls, you can't get... More 

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Winnipeg
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137 reviews 137 reviews
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Och'o Gulch is the river/ocean meeting on the coast, in the Haleakala National Park. My friend and I hiked up the Pipiwai Trail first, and then did the small hike to the ocean and the Ohe'o Gulch. It is a very easy trail, we did both sides of the loop, the northern one is a tad more challenging for elevation... More 

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Centennial, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The view and hike are fun. But the park service closed the pools to install new camera equipment. This was a bummer! We brought shoes and bathing suits for a dip in the pools.

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