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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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If you want to do this hike and if you are staying on the Kaanapali side of the island, my best advice is to get up and go early! It took us about four hours to drive to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

If you want to do this hike and if you are staying on the Kaanapali side of the island, my best advice is to get up and go early! It took us about four hours to drive to the trailhead from our hotel. The hike has many stairs and tree roots but the views do not disappoint. Past the banyan... More 

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Fairfield, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This is a challenging hike. There is at least 900 feet of gain across, tree roots, mud, rocks and bamboo forest. It is all of 2 miles, though it feels much longer. The first waterfall is very nice and not very far up the trail. But the best it further up. After crossing two bridges with views of more falls... More 

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Beavercreek, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

I have to admit I was disappointed when we got to the first "waterfall" and there wasn't even a trickle. Alas, we kept hiking as we wanted to get a good workout. We finally made it to the bamboo forest which was pretty spectacular. Miles of paths through bamboo. It was so quiet and when wind went through you could... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

We drove straight from Lahaina and did this first. The bamboo forest was amazing! It was a 2 mile journey, some parts on a boardwalk and others on rocky trails. This is not for someone with a walking disability. There was a man who had hip problems who the Rangers removed by lifting him on a stretcher via helicopter while... More 

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Racine, WI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

After a long winding drive on the road to Hana, the Pipiwai trail is a refreshing hike (4 miles round trip) with amazing unique experiences. While I think, personally, the road to Hana is an over-rated activity, but it is the only mobile route to let you reach this fun trail. There are several waterfalls along the way. The trail... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Beautiful walk, long drive to get there but a lot to see on the way, nice road trip. Best bang for your rent a car buck.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Due to time constraints and weather conditions we did not hike the entire trails. We hiked the first 3/4 of a mile to the first falls overlook. It had just rained and the trail was muddy and slick. The trail is also steep. The falls we did see were absolutely beautiful. We wish we could have done the whole trail.... More 

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Cornelius, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I hiked this with my 6 and 10 year old...we hike and bike frequently and had no trouble with this hike. Our mistake was taking too long to get here and starting out at 5:30 (2 hours of daylight remaining...and the bamboo forest is pretty well in shadows by 4:00 from what I have read). Anyway, this was still a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The highway to Hana is a tourist site on its own and an adventure to take, but in a fun way. The park is a few miles past Hana and really beautiful. The hike along the trail is 2 miles and rather easy to do. The waterfalls are quite a sight. They're is another quarter mile bike to the swimming... More 

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Beaverton, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The trail is relatively short and pretty easy. It took us about 2 hours roundtrip to get up to the Falls. However the beauty I thought was going through the forest of tall bamboo. The silence was golden. Bring good hiking shoes. Some people were in flip flops. It could be done but their feet were sore.

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Address: Mile Marker 41 Hana Hwy, Haleakala National Park, Maui, HI 96713
Phone Number: 808 572 4400
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Haleakala National Park

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