I was wondering if anyone how early you can start to hike the Pipiwai trail. I read on the internet that you have to pay a $10 fee to park, but I cannot find anywhere what time there is actually someone to take the money. We are staying overnight in Hana and I would really like to do this hike early but not at the risk of getting a parking ticket if no attendant is present to take our payment.
How early have you hiked the trail? What is busy? Would you suggest going to Pipiwai trail first or the 7 pools?