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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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Seattle, Washington, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

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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92 reviews 92 reviews
33 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
53 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
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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Draper, Utah
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

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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60 reviews 60 reviews
38 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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