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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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Draper, Utah
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

You must so this hike. Around each corner lies a new mystery! There is a really cool banyan tree and numerous waterfalls to occupy your time on the way up. Then you get to the stunning bamboo forest that is simply stunning. I've never seen anything like it. To end the journey is a gorgeous waterfall. This is a must... More

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Princeton, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

We went on several hikes while on Maui and this was everyone's favorite! Lots of climbing uphill and a beautiful section through the bamboo ending with a fantastic waterfall! Bring water, snacks, sunscreen and bug spray. The hike took 2-2 1/2 hours to complete. Well worth the drive and effort!

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Hamilton, Montana
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Not much detail about the trail to add to other reviews...definitely worth the effort, which is minimal for an experienced hiker. A couple of comments about the falls. You come to the first falls in about 1/2 mile...fairly impressive at 180 feet, but nothing compared to the 400 foot beauty at the end. One popular guide book got a lot... More

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Greenville, SC
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The family really enjoyed this hike, we brought sandwiches and lots of water to the top and ate lunch in the clouds. The views were phenomenal all the way up, and then the last 100 - 200 ft. of elevation we climbed up into the clouds. Actually makes for peaceful hiking if you haven't done it. Pretty steep in sections,... More

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Dallas, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Pipiwai Trail was a fantastic, easy to moderate hike! The trail starts out with a steady uphill trail with lots of rocks and roots and mud. Be sure to wear cool clothes and good shoes that you don't mind getting muddy. You should also bring with you plenty of drinking water, sunscreen, bug spray, and of course, your camera! It... More

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Sunnyvale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Although I've been to Maui many many times to visit my relatives in the past, I've never actually explored the island until today. The whole experience was pretty cool, from the sketchy drive to Haleakala National Park through the back road along the south east side of the island, all the way to the 400 foot waterfall at Waimoku Falls... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This trail is probably one of the most beautiful trails I have ever taken in my life. It took a little while and my kids had some difficulty and we had to stop quite a bit, but still amazing. I highly recommend this however only if you're staying in Hana overnight. It's a long drive for my resort to Hana... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I have to say it's exciting and fun to drive to Hana, but it's not something we will do again Lol. The road is crazy and scary!! It's one of those things where you said you have done it and that's it. The Pipiwai trail is fabulous!!! Beautiful trail with banyan tree and bamboo. The bamboo is my favorite. We... More

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Austin, Texas, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This is a well maintained trail in the Haleakala National Park. I consider it moderately difficult, with the hardest sections near the beginning and end of the trail, where it's a bit more steep (tiring, but not hard). Good facilities at the park entrance. Quick tip - Both the Kipahulu and the Haleakala peak areas are in the same Haleakala... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This was a challenging hike and it was so worth it. Bring hiking shoes/boots and bug spray. Stay hydrated and keep on moving. There are some great sights along the way, the bamboo forest is a beautiful place. My new bride and I were able to start this hike very early and barely saw anyone on the way up. Upon... More

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