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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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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

I was really excited to see Ohe'o gulch and swim in the seven sacred pools. Not quite what I imagined it would be. It had rained for three days before we got there and the pools looked dirty and brown. Also they were closed. Would probably be a much better experience if you hit them at the right time.

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Franklin, Massachusetts
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Did the pipi..falls hike, then did a swing by the pools. Both are accessible from same parking lot. After you go through Hana, you end up here. One parking lot...lots of overflow. You go one way for the 2 hour falls hike, then swap shoes in the car and hit the pools for a swim and rinse to get the... More

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O'Fallon, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We were very unimpressed by the Ohe'o Gulch. There were dozens of cliff divers jumping off the rocks, which the park warms against over and over again. We saw a couple of near-misses just in the brief time that we were there. I wish Wailua Falls would have been the end of our Road to Hana journey, since it was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

If you are in Hawaii go to Maui and see these heavenly pools. It is very fresh swimming in the pools, sitting around gazing at the scenery. One of the wonders in the world

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We stopped in here on our trip along the road to Hana. The falls are absolutely beautiful and the water is cold and refreshing. Definitely be careful hiking around here because it is fairly dangerous in spots. Lots of people diving off rocks, which makes for a good show.

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Statesville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Great place to hang out and swim, just beautiful! About 25 people there just hanging out, but able to get off by yourselves if you want to!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

We didn't swim, but we loved walking around the pools and watching the waterfalls and hearing the waves crash....a contemplative spot, indeed. It was a bit crowded, but worthwhile just the same.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Beautiful place. It is just a past Hana and well worth the drive especially with kids. Great swimming holes and great views of the ocean. Good hiking throughout. One of the areas is about 1 mile up so if you aren't in the mood for exercise go to the lower area. Just a relaxing place to be. Be careful of... More

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

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

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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