Bamboo Forest
Bamboo Forest
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Located at Oheo Gulch, the Bamboo Forest offers good hiking.
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Ocean City, NJ457 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
My wife and I were lucky to be able to hike the Pīpīwai Trail before everything was closed due to the Coronavirus. The bamboo forest is halfway to the Waimoku Falls (a solid one mile to here). To hike to the bamboo forest requires a fair amount of effort and in so requires you to be in decent shape. You know when you get there as you walk over a bridge by a waterfall and enter a “tunnel” of bamboo...very cool. From there you will hike through a fair amount of the bamboo forest before continuing on to the falls. I would recommend attempting the hike and also to take breaks as you need to on the flat or scenic spots.
Written March 25, 2020
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murray19
Englewood, NJ8 contributions
Feb 2020
The hike up to Waimoku Falls was well worth it. The falls themselves are quite dramatic, and the bamboo forest you walk through (after a mile or so) was amazing, with bamboo close to 60' high. On the day we went it was rather breezy, and that may have kept down the mosquitoes (we encountered none) but I'm guessing that's not the usual case. The entire hike took nearly 3 hours, so only do this if you're staying in Hana overnight (which you should do anyway)!
Written March 10, 2020
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Chodo
Phoenix118 contributions
Jan 2021
Hard to figure out that this Bamboo Forest is one of the several ecosystems that you traverse on this 4 miles roundtrip hike. The Bamboo is about 3/4ths of the way to the uppermost waterfall. The trail is closed to the base of the waterfall.
Wonderful experience to walk on a platform through this stand of bamboo that is about 30 - 40 ft tall, densely packed together. Each bamboo shoot (?) is about 4"-5" tall. Absolutely worth the hike here.

We chose to hike here because of the Waikomou Waterfall at the end, but this portion was our favorite by far.
Written January 25, 2021
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Reno, NV3 contributions
Jun 2021
This was a sight to see and hear. Standing in the middle of the bamboo forest and listening to the bamboo in the wind was just unbelievable to hear. It was like giant wind chimes all around. A very soothing and relaxing sound. It was an amazing to see as well.
Written September 29, 2021
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tammy s
Saint Charles, MO43 contributions
Jul 2021
So glad we did this hike and planned our road to Hana visit around being able to complete this. It was a rainy day when we visited which made for a muddy trail but not an extreme obstacle. It did result in absolutely amazing waterfall at the end of the trail. Beautiful views the whole way and the bamboo forest was beautiful. Despite the trail having a steady stream of hikers, the forest still feels secluded and private.
Written July 30, 2021
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Piero C
Brindisi, Italy498 contributions
Oct 2020 • Solo
After Twin Falls, but still convenient to the rest of the island, this hike gives you the feel of Hana side waterfall hikes without all the downtime of driving to and fro. In addition, there’s the thick stands of young bamboo that offer a dark respite from the over-bearing Maui sun. Almost the whole hike is shaded. After Twin Falls, pull over when you see the next bunch of parked cars. The parking space furthest east fits three cars, and here at the trailhead is an enticing waterfall pool, as pictured, that you’ll probably have all to yourself, 30 seconds from the road. But, if you insist on hiking, it’s a twenty minute walk to the next pool, larger, below a small triple falls. Here you can spread out among the rocks. Find a flat one and have a picnic. Although these are not the most impressive falls on this side of the island, convenience makes up for it, and it’s mostly locals, since tourists have so many more miles to cover if their ultimate destination is Kinabalu. In other words, it’s a great morning off, or afternoon destination.
Written October 14, 2020
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cbradshaw2014
Durham, NC10 contributions
Feb 2020
We were told about this hike by some fellow travelers and were so glad we did it! One of the coolest experiences hiking through the bamboo forest. The road from Hana past this park and along the southern coast was as cool as the road to Hana. Highly recommend.
Written February 22, 2020
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Desert Aloha
Fort Mohave, AZ10 contributions
Mar 2019
There are many hidden gems along the famous Road to Hana on Maui. Our favorite is the Bamboo forest. You'll find the entrance at Mile Mark 7 and most of the time you'll find a place to park. Pack a daypack, water, sunscreen, bug spray and good sturdy shoes that you don't mind getting a little muddy. This is an awesome way to spend a few hours on the road to Hana in addition to the Surfboard Fence and painter trees....
Written February 9, 2020
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Jenee O
Newport, MI1,030 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Moderately hard hike. Walking sticks would be great to have here. Going up on an incline for first probably half mile of the hike. Bamboo forest was worth it though! If doing this in rainy season—like we did in January—beware it can be VERY muddy!
Written January 31, 2020
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joaniemaria
Eldridge, IA2,209 contributions
Sep 2021 • Family
This is a beautiful hike. So glad we left early enough to hike to the bamboo forest. The day was sunny, warm, humid. Bring your bug spray and plenty of water. We brought a cooler with us with snacks and water. You will need a National Park pass to enter. Restrooms and water is available but the visitor center was closed due to pandemic. Well worth a trip to Hana.
Written September 22, 2021
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