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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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This four-mile trail (round trip) is not for the faint of heart. It is difficult as one is trudging through mud, over tree roots, a slippery boardwalk and through water. But the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Hampton, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This four-mile trail (round trip) is not for the faint of heart. It is difficult as one is trudging through mud, over tree roots, a slippery boardwalk and through water. But the waterfall at the end is definitely worth the effort. There are additional falls as well as a bamboo forest, too. Overall if one is physically able to do... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This trail is 4 miles round trip, but the waterfall at the end is stunning! The first of the hike is a little sunny, but it gets cooler and shadier in the bamboo forest about halfway up. The stream was closed while we hiked, but we saw people in the water near the top anyway. There are a few different... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This a well kept, very fun, and short-ish hike (4 miles). The really cool parts of this hike are seeing the trees near the beginning, the bamboo forest, and the breath taking waterfall at the end. Definitely worth visiting if you are going to be staying in Maui!

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Gilbert, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Beautiful trail in the bamboo forest. very hard to find the trail start but saw the cars parked on the road and figured it out. keep track of noise of people or follow the group. A beautiful waterfall at the end of the trail!!

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Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Love this hike. It's not hard but you really have to watch your feet. There are a lot of roots and rocks. The bamboo forest is beautiful. The waterfall..... WOW! Keep going. Don't give up. It's well worth the hike.

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Lake Forest, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I hiked a portion of this trail for the second time with young kids. Two years ago my kids were 2,4, and 6 and we did the Ohe'o pools loop (.5 mile) and then made it up Pipiwai the .5 mile to the first big waterfall. This time Ohe'o was closed due to the storms and we made it a... More 

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Hattenhofen, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful hike up to a waterfall - but the way to this point is absolutley varying - waterfalls - the vegetation of the rainforest - and a amazing bamboo forest

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

It's quite a long, hot walk leading up to the bridge as there's very little shade. Wear good, study walking shoes, and bring water and a hat. Once you cross the bridge to the bamboo forest it's well worth the trek though. Beware of mozzies around the water. The sound of the hollow bamboo knocking together is quite eerie but... More 

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McKinney, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This was a tough trail- I work out consistently and 3 days later my calves still hurt. I would've given up but I loved the bamboo forest and everyone coming back down the trail encouraged me that it would be worth it. It wasn't difficult for me from a cardio standpoint, just lots of roots and and rocks to work... More 

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

After we passed the Road to Hana we reached this please. I was disappointed the Oheo Gulch was closed due high water level. I did not know about Pipiway trail but we have decided to hike it as we were already there. Pipiway trail was amazing especially the part where you enter the bamboo forest. After jumping over small creek... More 

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