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Wai'anapanapa State Park

Hana Hwy. near mile marker 32, Hana, Maui, HI
808/984-8109
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Hana
Type: Beaches, State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Picnicking, Swimming
Owner description: Waianapanapa State Park is on the road to Hana, Maui.
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Type: Beaches, State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Picnicking, Swimming
Owner description: Waianapanapa State Park is on the road to Hana, Maui.
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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

So much beauty to see here. The black sand beach, the blow hole, the lava tub and the caverns. You could spend a lot of time here.

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Austin, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

This place is definitely worth a visit! There aren't really any maps or info at the park, so read up online ahead of time so you don't miss out. There are lava tubes, caves, blow holes, a black sand beach and a powerful, majestic coastline to hike along. We spent half a day here. Be sure to take in food... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

I know evil people when I see them. And the family that caretakers this place are as bad as any I can imagine. My first trip to this unspeakably beautiful place was marred as I had to watch a woman being cruely ignored to the point of tears by this wretched woman in the office. Then a local boy threw... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

This is one of the best i liked in Maui. Very unique black sand beach. A must visit place on the road to Hana. The black sand and black pebbles are great. The greenery and the black sand is a visual treat. Beautiful and a must visit place!

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Boise, Idaho
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201 reviews 201 reviews
43 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This state park is free and a must stop on the way to Hana. We hiked the trails and went down to the black sand beach. This is a great spot to take pictures and take a break on the way to Hana.

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Durham, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This is a beautiful state park on the Road to Hana with lovely views and a black sand beach. We were there on a lovely day and did some light hiking before and after enjoying the beach. This was my favorite stop on the Road to Hana by far.

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Lexington, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

After the long drive on the road to Hana we stopped here not really knowing what to expect...so glad we made the stop! The park has an incredible array of lava cliffs and rocks, beautiful blue water and black sand beach. The greenery looks so vibrant against the black rocks. We even got lucky and spotted a monk seal sunning... More 

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Somerset, MA
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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We visited Wai'anapanapa State Park In June, on the road to Hana. We were headed for O'Heo Gulch (spelling?). We last visited this park in 1988, and have some beautiful pictures...one even enlarged and hanging in our home. Unfortunately, I was not able to duplicate the photos, even though I took many. The reason being that there were so many... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We had mixed feelings about driving the road to Hana. We didn't really want to do it but we wanted to see the black sand beach. This made the trip worth it. Even though it was raining, we had a great time and just seeing this beach and playing in the waves... it made it all worth it! I'd do... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

such a beautiful park! We stopped here to eat our packed lunch (no food is sold) it is so beautiful and impressive. An amazing contrast of black lava rock and green vegetation. You can swim at black sand beach, but be careful, waves can be intense. We went for a small hike, the views are so different that it's like... More 

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