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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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Jersey City, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

I thought this was a beautiful spot but it wasn't my favorite part of the road to Hana. There were tons of visitors here and it was very crowded. I thought Wailua Falls or Alelele Falls were cooler and you had less people there (Alelele Fall we were the only people). But Ohe'o Gulch was still worth seeing nonetheless. With... More

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Ohe'o Gulch was a beautiful sight after hiking the Pipiwai Trail first. The pools were pretty crowded, but there is plenty of room to jump in and cool off. I would recommend some type of water shoes or sandals if you have them as the entry into the pools is pretty rocky.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

If you're taking the Pipiwai Trail, do it first, then cool down here at the pools. The water is cool clean and deep in some places. It is very picturesque but rather crowded near the entrance steps. Hike to the upper pools for a less hectic experience. This is a must do for the Hana Hwy!

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Nevada City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Truly beautiful natural terrain; allow yourself time to hike to some upper pools for a less crowded experience. Part of the Haleakala Nat'l Park, so keep your receipt from the summit to get in here free.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We went to the Ohe'o Gulch on a day when the park rangers had deemed it too dangerous to be swum in. I'm no nature expert myself, but I was a lifeguard for about 4 years and the water flow did not seem dangerous to me. Suffice it to say if the park rangers think the pools are safe to... More

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Of all the things I have done in life, my experience wading through the water and staring up at the sky from the middle of the pools at the Ohe'o Gulch has to be the one that put into perspective for me how small we are in the grand scheme of things, and how spiritual moments can be. My husband... More

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Peace River, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

It's a good little workout, especially after a bunch of beach bumming. The road in is long and windy - took us about four hours from Lahaina - so it's an idea to make it an overnight trip. There are also plenty of cool little towns to stop into along the way. As with other reviewers, we found it closed... More

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Make sure to visit the sacred pools and hike the Pipiwai trail. The scenic 4 mile roundtrip trail takes you through fragrant guava plants, a bamboo forest, and two waterfalls. Follow up your hike with a swim in the sacred pools. If you visit the pools late in the day (just before sunset), you will likely have the entire pools... More

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Bothell,Wa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I was a bit disappointed after driving forever on a twisty road from Hana and finding the pools closed to visitors because of possible flash flooding. The park was clean, parking was adequate and they had good restrooms. It was an easy walking trail to the overlook and the views were ok, but we could not experience the pools and... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014 via mobile

We were the last two of the day to do the two mile hike and it really was a race to get it done before the sun went down. It was well worth it. The sight you are greeted with at the end is superb. Even had time for a dip in the stream. Would love to do it again... More

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