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Pipiwai Trail

Mile Marker 41 Hana Hwy, Haleakala National Park, Maui, HI 96713
808 572 4400
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Type: Equestrian Trails
Traveler Description: A truly fantastic hike! The pipiwai trail hike is located in the Haleakala National Park at Oheo Gulch. It is a 4 mile round trip hike up a valley to... more »
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

My disclaimer - I did this hike about 20 years ago and it was accessed through a cow pasture, and totally remote. Every step was a discovery and each vista felt as if we were the first to see it. So that was my memory. It is now a virtual highway of hikers. So, yes, it is beautiful walking through... More

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The trail was not too taxing physically but gave us a decent workout. Bamboo forest was beautiful, but be careful when stepping on the boarded portion of the trail because those sections can be slippery even tho the even surface makes the walking much easier. Waterfall at the end was great and everyone in our group went under it for... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This trail alone is worth doing the road to Hana for. And make sure to go all the way to the end because the end of it is a real treat, the tallest waterfall i've ever seen (400ft)! Really beautiful trail!

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Fritz Creek, Alaska
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Not a particularly strenuous hike but very pleasant. It is about 2 miles in. mostly on board walks although there were some muddy parts. At the end is a pretty nice waterfall and worth the hike. But for us the highlight was the Bamboo Forest. When the breeze kick up the bamboo sway and knock against each other and create... More

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Deloraine, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This trail is a must do whilst on Maui. The trail itself is beautiful, and appears to be well maintained. Whilst the walk takes a little while, it is not physically straining and I think it would be manageable for people of most levels of fitness. The view of Waimoku Falls at the end is spectacular and I think this... More

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

A fairly easy hike (few muddy sections but mostly boardwalk and it goes gradually up the whole way in) through a thicket of bamboo of various ages via a couple small waterfalls (seen from bridges) to a spectacular waterfalls at the top of the trail. Fairly shady so no need to worry about sunburn. Bring water and camera. At the... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We did the Pipiwai Trail after a fun drive on the road to Hana---lots of fun and not really too dangerous once you get used to the one-lane bridges---my biggest worry was keeping my eyes on the road with all the incredible views.The hike up through the bamboo forest ---it serenades you along the way---and up to the Falls was... More

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Shorewood, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Great hike with wonderful views! The path is mostly shaded and is fairly easy hike! The views are beautiful! The Banyon tree, Bamboo forest and of course the 400' water fall are a must! Bring your camera and water for sure! About 1 hour to the top with a 600-800 gradual elevation increase and 45 minutes to get back down!... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Do the hike, then wade in the pools! This was a great hike. Took us just over an hour to get up, then just under an hour to come back down. Well worth the time!

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Northern Virginia
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

My trip was really short-- a business trip with just one full free day (plus a couple of partial days) to enjoy Maui. Should I use that one free day to drive the legendary Road to Hana and do this hike? I did, and I will never regret it. You'll find plenty of reviews and info on the curvy, scenic... More

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