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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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Palmdale, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

My wife and I did this hike and we were pleased. It was hot and humid on the way up. We felt like we were never going to get there. But we made it. The waterfall is very tall and impressive but its not the main attraction. The highlight is the trail. Giant bamboo forest, large trees and wildlife. On... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

This is a must do!! The hike may start off a bit boring, but it is completely worth it! Once you hit the bamboo forest, it's like we're in another world (that pandas would die for)! After getting pass the bamboo forest, you get to the water fall. It is mind blowing what nature can do. The hike was completely... More

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Walnutport, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

After driving road to Hana you need to do the 2 mile in Pipiwai Trail. Did this trail earlier in the am so as to avoid all the crowds. The bamboo forest was excellent. To add to the uniqueness of the hike it rained which made it even more enjoyable. Getting to the end to see the awesome waterfall is... More

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Roselle, New Jersey
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

As you ascend the Pipiwai trail, you'll find a ton of awesome things. My wife and I might have more pictures from the hike up here than the rest of the Road to Hana combined. There are side paths that lead down to flowing streams, trees that remind you of a scene from Harry Potter, and that's all before you... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This place is way out there.... it is 9 miles past Hana. The drive after Hana is kinda hairy - but the hike is totally worth it. The waterfall is wonderful, but the highlight for me was the bamboo forest - it has a mystical vibe to it that seems straight out of a movie. Carry some water and enjoy... More

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New York, United States
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Quite a drive, awesome hike. We decided to leave the kids at the hotel with grandma which was a good choice. Went the south route from Wailea which was scenic and nerve wracking at times but some really amazing views. We missed the first falls but stopped at all the pools which were amazing. Really beautiful hike through the bamboo... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The drive to the trail is long. Like, really long. It's stunning though, both on the Hana side and the (scarier) southern side. The hike, however, was worth it. It took us longer to complete than we thought it would, but the waterfalls along the way, the bamboo forests, and that giant waterfall at the end (woah!) were absolutely stunning.... More

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The road to Hana drive and entrance to the national park is long. Long. The views along the drive and change of landscape are epic. The hike is a steady climb that meanders up a hillside. There are plenty of walking poles - bamboo poles at the start of the hike for using/sharing. We carried water with us and were... More

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Toronto, Canada
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Had a lot of fun exploring this trail. There are a lot of fruit growing around it if you keep your eyes open and following your nose. I noticed a strong guava scent during the trail, but didnt notice the many guava trees on the side of the trail until the end... they were quite ripe and i managed to... More

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Barcelona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

It took us about 1 hour to get up to the -wimoku Falls and about 45 minutes back down to the parking lot. The best part for me was hiking across the bamboo forest.it is eerie, you feel transported to a magical world, the light is almost dark in the middle of day, and it so incredibly emerald green! It... More

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