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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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Brooklyn
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

if you've watched Lord of the Rings, and you looked at Rivendell and dreamed of seeing such a beautiful place in person ... well here it is. This is an easy hike and a short drive from Hana. It is perhaps the most beautiful place I visited - absolutely worth the trip. Do not miss this attraction. Bring your bathing... More

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Salida
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

There are so many things to see along the Hana Highway that it can be overwhelming. This is one of the spots that you just can't miss seeing! My best advice is to get here early! We were fortunate enough to have stayed in Hana the night before. We left Hana after breakfast and headed to Ohe'o Gulch. How nice... More

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DC
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

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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81 helpful votes 81 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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62 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 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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12 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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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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64 helpful votes 64 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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