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Address: Hana Hwy. near mile marker 32, Hana, Maui, HI
Phone Number: 808/984-8109
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Activities: Swimming, Hiking, Picnicking
Description: Waianapanapa State Park is on the road to Hana, Maui.
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After many warnings we opted to take Haleakala's back road to Hana. We wanted to avoid all the traffic (and the slow pokes) heading in the same direction. The back road was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
Shoregirl23
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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

After many warnings we opted to take Haleakala's back road to Hana. We wanted to avoid all the traffic (and the slow pokes) heading in the same direction. The back road was surprisingly not bad at all. The best part was that we hit all the major attractions at the start of the day. My favorite by far was the... More 

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Franklin
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74 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

This park is amazing with it's great black beach. The ocean is so blue, green and tourquoise in color. The trees are so lush. Taking the road to Hana is an adventure and this is one of the most wonderful places to stop at.

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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48 reviews 48 reviews
37 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Stop here to see the beautiful black sand beach and caves. Free parking. Plan on enjoying your lunch here if you brought your picnic bag with you(plenty of picnic tables).

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We loved the hike along the coast! So fun to see the trees and the tide pools. There was a good picnic spot for lunch with tables, water, bathrooms and showers. Fun to swim at the black sand beach too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Take a couple hours from your road trip to enjoy the picnic grounds, the caves, the blowhole and the different colored beaches. Or camp out (must have permit). Remember to bring bug spray!

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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Cool little beach, wear shoes, it's stoney. It's well worth the stop, one of the most beautiful beaches and ocean views on Maui. Park in designated parking and walk in.

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56 reviews 56 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Gorgeous colors all around and amazing scenery. Well worth the drive just to see this state park! I've never seen such sharp, distinct and contrasting colors look to beautiful

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I've been to Hana several times but May 2015 was my 1st "real" visit to Wai',,,,,,,,,,,,, State Park. If you don't have too much time spend it here. There's a small black sands beach, lava tubes, a lava arch over the water, a cave with fresh water, and just some awesome views. I swam in the cave. it was COLD... More 

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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Nice quiet park, short walk to black sand beach, lava tube and blow hole. Spectacular views of this old lava flow that created archways with the tide along the edge of the water. Black sand beach is really something to see, and experience. Be respectful of the campers.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

A month after our return from paradise, I realize the photos I keep going back to are from Wai'anapanapa State Park. The black lava rocks in the blue ocean surrounded by the lush green of the rain forest...so beautiful. My teenage sons loved jumping in the water in the caves so be sure to make that short hike. The cave... More 

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