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Pipiwai Trail

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Mile Marker 41 Hana Hwy, Haleakala National Park, Maui, HI 96713
+1 808-572-4400
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A scenic hiking and horseback riding trail that features major waterfalls, beautiful pools and an eerie bamboo forest.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bamboo forest” (583 reviews)
“great hike” (88 reviews)
“banyan tree” (50 reviews)
Mile Marker 41 Hana Hwy, Haleakala National Park, Maui, HI 96713
Mile Marker 41 Hana Hwy, Haleakala National Park, Maui, HI 96713
+1 808-572-4400
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Reviewed June 29, 2016

This trail was the best hike we did in all of Hawaii, it’s just amazing. Make sure that you have enough time to go all the way up and experience the bamboo forest. Plus: the road to the trailhead (Highway to Hana) is a must-see...More

2  Thank Albert W
Reviewed June 28, 2016

We awoke early and drove the Road to Hana COUNTER-CLOCKWISE to get to the Pipiwai Trail. (We started near Lahaina) We wanted to get there early to avoid the crowds and heat. The vistas on the drive were absolutely inspiring, and the changes in terrain...More

9  Thank RVL12643
Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Although the road to Hana is long and arduous, past Hana town you can find this gem of a trail. A rocky trail leads you to view points of a waterfall, then you enter a bamboo forest. A boardwalk leads you through a tunnel of...More

Thank jnjthoma
Reviewed June 25, 2016

Not a good hike if you aren't sure footed. The journey is worth every step to see the water fall at the end. 4 miles round trip with about 70 floors climbed (according to my fitbit). I would do it again. Don't drive to Hana...More

Thank LAS16
Reviewed June 24, 2016

We did this at the end of Road to Hana drive, our drive took much longer than anticipated (stopped at too many places =) and we started the hike around 5.30. Since we wanted to be back by dark, we walked fast and we could...More

Thank pralnc
Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

We are so glad we did this hike - we were rewarded with an amazing sight when we reached the towering Waimoku falls! We decided to drive past Hana and do this hike in the morning while the temperatures were a bit cooler. Hiking shoes...More

1  Thank beachNsunseeker
Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

A very easy 2 miles in and 2 miles out with a gradual climb. Walk along the box canyon most of the way. Sites along the trail: an amazing banyan tree, bamboo forest (with walkway to keep you above the muck), a bridge crossing, then...More

2  Thank AHenney
Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Fabulous hike! One not too miss. Wear good shoes, we wore Keanes & glad we did. Saw people struggling with flip flops on.

3  Thank auggie_tech1
Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

I think this hike took us about four hours. That was a long time to walk in mud. There had been a lot of rain so the trail was ALL mud. It rained on us during the hike , too. Parts of the trail had...More

1  Thank iowagirl89
Reviewed June 14, 2016

The trail is an easy, steady climb. Lots to look at: waterfalls, fruits & flowers, bamboo, and banyan trees. This was a great stop along the road to Hana to stretch legs and take great photos.

1  Thank 12BRY4
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January 13, 2018|
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Response from alaskantravelnut | Reviewed this property |
Agreed. With backpack only.
Youna K
October 17, 2017|
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Response from shakuroo | Reviewed this property |
I think that it might be a bit too difficult for the elderly more than toddlers. Rocky in some parts of the trail. Wooden path thru the bamboo forest is wooden plank and easy.
September 4, 2017|
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Response from ltpparrot | Reviewed this property |
Yes their is a fee. The hike is well worth it and incredible!