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Pipiwai Trail

Mile Marker 41 Hana Hwy, Haleakala National Park, Maui, HI 96713
808 572 4400
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Owner description: A scenic hiking and horseback riding trail that features major waterfalls, beautiful pools and an eerie bamboo forest.
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Caledon, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

This was the attraction we decided to do at the end of our long Road to Hana drive. The hike for Pipiwai Trail is within the Haleakala National Park which costs $10 to get into and park. Pipiwai trail is a 4 mile / 6.4 km round trip hike that takes you through some spectacular scenery. Along the way you’ll... More

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British Columbia, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

Simply stunning. The walk was easy and well marked. There are some reviews here that talk about mile markers on the road. Simply go to HaleaKala National Park and follow the signs. We saw people in flip flops but I would think sneakers are more appropriate. It's a must do. oh and the drive back to Maui from Hana in... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

You can finish it in under 2 hours if you're willing to sweat a bit. Be prepared for plenty of mud and slippery rocks. The falls at the end is definitely worth the hike.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 via mobile

If you are an active type person you should really do this trail. The changes along the way are incredible and there are way too many sights to capture with a camera. I hiked in keens and did not have any issues. It was nice because there are several spots toward the end where you will get wet. This is... More

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Orangevale, California
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90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We left Ka'anapali at 7:30am and decided to drive the reverse side to Pipiwai Trail. It took about 2.5 hours. This is part of Haleakala State Park(mile marker 42) and there is a $10 entrance fee to park. They have nice restrooms and a small visitors center. The trail head is well marked and begins with stone steps. You will... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Top of our list during our Maui visit. The trail was overall moderate with so many wonderful surprises and at the end you get rewarded by seeing the giant Waimoku Falls! A must do here in Maui, especially if you're an outdoorsy person.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

At the end of this hike you will be rewarded with a ginourmous waterfall. If you look around it seems you are enclosed and right in the middle is the cascading waterfall. The bamboo make a great sound as you walk the trail. Another must do.

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36 reviews 36 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I liked the bamboo forest and the banyan tree. I didn't like that you can't get into the pools nor near the Waimoku falls, and the mosquitoes are killer. It's a long, tiring trail. I could barely walk for 2 days after.

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9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

A 2 mile trail which takes an hour up and hour back. It starts out with stairs for the first 20 minute but the ultimate beauty starts the moment you pass the great Banyan Tree. Bamboo forest has such a peaceful green luscious tone to it. If there isn't any flooding, do cross the creeks over the drier rocks and... More

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Broomfield, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

3.7 mile roundtrip hike. The highlight is the end, 400-foot Waimoku falls. Amazing view! For about 1/2 mile you walk through dense bamboo forests with hundred-foot bamboo trees everywhere, blotting out the sun and making you wish you had a flashlight. Spooky and fascinating.

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