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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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DC
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

A must see spot on the road to Hana! The pools weren't as full as they have been but they were nonetheless beautiful and a great place to cool off. It is a short 15 min walk from the parking lot. The water was slightly murky but you can still go for a swim. I would recommend water shoes since... More

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Coronado, California
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71 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This is a spectacular site and can get very crowded. But you are in Maui, hanging around water falls, jumping into pools fed by waterfalls, and it's basically free. How much better can life get. Share the site with your fellow tourists. Paradise

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Los Angeles, California
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121 reviews 121 reviews
60 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Ohe'o Gulch or "The Seven Sacred Pools" was an elusive sight to finally discover on The Road to Hana. I had been told that this was the best attraction on the Road to Hana by someone on our flight to Maui. I really had not done a whole lot of research so by the time I arrived there were only... More

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Plymouth, Indiana
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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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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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
8 helpful votes 8 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
34 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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Barcelona
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53 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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36 helpful votes 36 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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