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Address: Mile Marker 41 Hana Hwy, Haleakala National Park, Maui, HI 96713
Phone Number: 808 572 4400
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Description: A scenic hiking and horseback riding trail that features major waterfalls...
A scenic hiking and horseback riding trail that features major waterfalls, beautiful pools and an eerie bamboo forest.
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One of the most important places to visit!

We stayed in Hana a few days just to make sure we had all day to enjoy this place! We were one of the first people in the parking lot and by the time we returned to drop off gear... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Tampa, Florida

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We stayed in Hana a few days just to make sure we had all day to enjoy this place! We were one of the first people in the parking lot and by the time we returned to drop off gear to swim in the pools, people were circling for a parking space. Do the hike 1st. It i 4 miles... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This was my main goal in doing the RTH. We had limited time on Maui and I wish we'd done the west side instead, and not missed the Lahaina Luau. The hike is fairly easy, and pretty, but long for a less than spectacular waterfall that you can't swim under. But maybe we're just overly spoiled...

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Fletchers Lake, NS
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We set out specifically to hike this trail. We set out early one day and drove the Hana highway without stopping. It took about 3 hours from Kihei to reach the park. The last section of road from Hana to the park is intense as it narrows to a single lane for a prolong distance. As we left early the... More 

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Keller, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We drove right straight through making no stops on the road to Hana so we could get going early on the trail and I'm glad we did. We passed only a few people on the way in. Really nice views and photo ops along the way (huge Banyan tree, pools, small waterfalls, bamboo forest etc.) The first part of the... More 

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Union, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

A relatively easy hike that you can take at whatever pace you wish. A place to stop along the way for a quick dip if you need to cool off. Walking in the sun early in the hike but mostly in the shade. Great scenery along the way - bamboo forest, several waterfalls. Day we were there we had to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

When planning a trip on the Hana Highway be sure to make the Pipiwai Trail your aiming point. The hike to Waimoku Falls and the Pools of Oheo will accentuate the beauty of one of the world's most beautiful drives. It will take approximately 2 hours roundtrip to hike from the visitor center to Waimoku Falls. The terrain is uneven,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The hiking trail is incredibly scenic as you walk through dense plant life, waterfalls, and a bamboo forest (my favorite part of the hike). Given the change in elevation, this hike feels like more than two miles each way, but is no problem for anyone of moderate fitness. Be sure to bring a bottle or two of water, as the... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This is a beautiful hike not to be rushed with so much beautiful scenery to photograph. The bamboo forest was amazing, only to be out done by the incredible waterfall at the end. It stopped me in my tracks when I turned a corner and was confronted by this incredible sight. We are of average fitness and found the trail... More 

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Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

My husband and I walked the Pipiwai Trail one morning while vacationing in Maui. It took us a little over 3 hours, as we are not the most physically in shape people and my husband is an amateur photographer so we stopped frequently. The trail and surrounding area is beautiful as there are several waterfalls to see along the way... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I'm not a hiker but moderately active and had no problem with this hike...we have 8 & 6 yr olds who handled it as well but were pretty tired when we got back. I'd definitely recommend it BUT as of a couple years ago you can no longer go the extra quarter mile or so to the actual waterfall...you are... More 

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Address: Address: Mile Marker 41 Hana Hwy, Haleakala National Park, Maui, HI 96713
Phone Number: 808 572 4400
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Haleakala National Park

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