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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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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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An amazing experience!

This is a long and moderate hike from the 7 Sacred Pools to the waterfall (amazing when it is in full flow; not so much when it is a trickle). You hike past an incredible, old... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Havre de Grace, Maryland

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Havre de Grace, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a long and moderate hike from the 7 Sacred Pools to the waterfall (amazing when it is in full flow; not so much when it is a trickle). You hike past an incredible, old banyan tree and through a very spiritual bamboo forest.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I enjoyed our hike up the Pipiwai Trail to Waimoku Falls this week. The trail was moderate to difficult, crossing several different ecosystems including the beautiful bamboo forest and an amazing Banyan tree. The real treat is when you round the corner at the end and first see the spectacular 400 foot Waimoku Falls. Totally worth the... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The beginning of the hike is pretty and there is huge banyan tree you can walk around. Once you get up further, it gets muddy, and cools down. The bamboo forest is amazing. Something I'd never seen before. Worth it just for that. There isn't much water for the lower falls, but make all the way to the top and... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Loved doing this hike. The highlight was the bamboo forest. It would have been better to go more around when it's raining. It seemed that everything (other than the main path) was a closed path, or restricted with penalty of a $100 fine. Obviously there are reasons for this, but it seemed limiting. The waterfalls seemed a little pointless to... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We walked here on a Sunday at midday. It was quite hot for us. However, under the bamboo forest it was very nice. The waterfall wasn't much for us as we live in British Columbia and my husband is from western Norway. The seven pools was a great place to cool off after the hike which took us about 1.25h.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a pretty cool hike. It's challenging enough to get your heart rate up but not enough to completely exhaust you. There's steady inclines for the first part of the path, so be prepared for lots of steps. The path is well maintained but there are roots that stick up and some mud holes. We passed people in flip... More 

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Columbus, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this hike. The miscellaneous streams and falls along the way. The old Banyan tree half way up the trail was nice! The bamboo forest was really incredible, great experience. There are so many hiking trails that are just a sloppy muddy mess, this one is not bad at all. There is a boardwalk you hike on for the majority... More 

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Let me preface by writing that I'm not an avid hiker but I'm not a novice one either. For me, this was the most awe inspiring hike I've taken. The enchanting bamboo forest was my absolute favorite part. The man-made wood composite planks through the forest were great but be careful with your footing as they can be slippery. As... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived at 2 pm since it was a last minute decision. The way up the trail is uphill. It's 2 miles each way. First stop we took was at a small waterfall lookout. Second stop was at a huge banyan tree. Then came the best part - the bamboo forest. Took lots of pictures. Finally the trail ended at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good hike to an incredible waterfall. Neat bridges and bamboo forest along the way. Wear hiking shoes or something with tread and go before it gets hot.

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