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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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Imagine being in Jurassic Park...........

This is a great hike, but you must be prepared with water, adequate shoes, a poncho, mosquito spray, hat and camera. The hike is a gradual incline, and you must cross over... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This is a great hike, but you must be prepared with water, adequate shoes, a poncho, mosquito spray, hat and camera. The hike is a gradual incline, and you must cross over numerous tree roots, wet rock surfaces and mud. The Banyan tree at the 1/4 mile mark is fantastic! The Bamboo Forest at the 1 mile mark is also... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Wow, I really should've done more research before I went on this hike! It took like 5 hours to get there from Kaanapali via the road to Hana. You can take the faster route via Hwy 31. 31 is a less crowded highway, it is faster but the road isn't a well maintained and almost as windy as Hana Hwy.... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Aloha. Mahalo Waimoku, Love and Thanks to the adventure of hiking up the Pipiwei Trail, 2 miles up the "back side" slopes of Haleakala in the Kipahulu section of the national park on the east side of Maui. You do have to enjoy either the truly amazing Road to Hana adventure + 10 miles further on; or navigate the strange... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Four miles round trip is so doable for these dramatic experiences. Mango trees litter the muddy path with their golden fruit, a banyan tree stretches its long arms to pull you in, a bamboo forest barricades the sun, ferns soften the sounds of footsteps. And of course there are the waterfalls. This path is as much about enjoying every step... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

amazing hike, get there before noon if you can, takes anywhere from 2-5 hours. you gotta be fit and wear sturdy shoes. nothing like it elsewhere in the world.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The hike was easy easy. It's getting to the location that is tiring. It is almost another 10 miles past Hana, through extremely tight roads and slow speed. But the moment u crossed the bridge into the bamboo forest. It feels like you have stepped into another world. This should be attempted as early as possible in the day to... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This was cool. Only problem is that it takes a long hike to get to the bamboo forest which is OK, but we were limited on time as it was getting dark and we didn't have headlamps with us. Would recommend if your down at the south end of Maui.

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Southern IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We hiked this trail 2 miles in and 2 mi out-it was one of the best hikes ever!! I loved that you went through different terrain--my favorite was the bamboo forest! OMG! That was incredible. The sounds of the bamboo and just the picturesque beauty was amazing. I thought the hike was pretty easy but I walk a good bit.... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

So my wife loves to hike and I do not. At all. But she dragged me here and I have to say it was quite nice. It's only about 4 miles round trip and there is plenty to see along the way to keep it interesting. The small falls are beautiful, the bamboo forest in awesome and the Big waterfall... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

A 4 mile long hike, nothing unusually attractive about the whole route, some guava and mango trees on both sides, a few bamboo shoots here and there, which people will be seen photographing around, a fall similar to many other falls you may have seen on your way to road to Hana. it is very much likely that you 'll... More 

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