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Address: End of Iao Valley Road, Highway 32, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793
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The 2250 foot column is unusual and worth the drive to end of valley which is interesting in itself. The botanical garden is shabby but the hours are good, 7a m to 7pm, and only... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

The 2250 foot column is unusual and worth the drive to end of valley which is interesting in itself. The botanical garden is shabby but the hours are good, 7a m to 7pm, and only $5 to park, with loos. Put it on your list.

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Vermilion, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

The road to the Iao Valley was easy to find. You paid $5 to get into the state park. There was a mediocre botanical garden that you could walk through, a bridge to cross over the river that once ran red with the blood from murdered warriors. There were over 150 steps to go up to the very top. There... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were expecting trails through rain forest but all there was were three very short paved trails: one through a so so garden, one up to a viewing point for "the needle" and the other along a very nice rushing stream.It's okay if you knew that's all there was but what we had read sounded like much more.

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Wailuku, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Peaceful. Uncrowded. Off the beaten path. Dramatic rainfall and clouds. Awesome scenery. Free for Hawaii residents.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We stopped at the Iao Valley State Monument on our way to the airport. It was an easy drive to get there. The roads were not too twisty for those that get motion sick. The walk to view the needle was easy. Paved walkways. Beautiful scenery - a lush paradise. There's a $5 parking/admission (credit card only) but it was... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The valley is beautiful as many others suggested and very recommended . I would like to add 2 important tips: 1. The parking cashier accepts only credit cards (seriously ?? yes , no cash !) 2. It can get cold sometimes, so take a sweatshirt or lite jacket with you. Enjoy

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Beautiful scenery, not too much walking. You could probably see much of it from a wheel chair. If you walk, there are 133 steps to the top, but there is a handrail. Fun and refreshing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Beautiful view. Easy to hike with young and old. Not long at all. There is a $5 vehicle admission but it's worth the pay. We did this trip in 2 hours max.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Didn't think it was worth it to go out of the way, it's just one semi weird shaped peak. It's ok if you're in the area, but don't go too far out of your way to see it. It's nothing to write home about.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The drive up from Napili allows you to see Maui in all it's many forms. It is a beautiful location if you are going with a friend or taking a family trip. The hiking is light and easy. It is mainly a spot to take a mini walk, see some beautiful waterfalls and soak up the scenery. The peaks are... More 

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