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Polipoli Springs State Recreational Area

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Car sick

Be prepared for the road on the island that will make you sick. Even of you dont get sick, it will... read more

Reviewed January 31, 2018
Alisha M
Pine Bluffs, Wyoming
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A place to mountain bike or hike

Like many roads in Maui, the paved one up to this Rec area is narrow and winding. At a few points... read more

Reviewed December 7, 2016
Barbara K
Coleman, Canada
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Reviewed July 4, 2019 via mobile

The drive up is all switchbacks- and when it turns to non-paved you have to have a 4WD vehicle. This is no joke. If you can make it there, it’s a beautiful hike! We did a 5 mile loop which brought us through the Redwood...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed August 9, 2018

Who would have ever thought that they would find Redwoods in the middle of Maui, HI...? It was a must do adventure on our list and we were not disappointed. However, I would not do the trek up the side of mountain without a 4-...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed February 1, 2018 via mobile

This was some of the best hiking I've done in Maui. Instead of the high incline, typical hikes around the island, these ones are rolling and gradual, although still moderate enough for the seasoned hiker. Getting to the main trailhead can be a challenge. A...More

Date of experience: February 2018
3  Thank ZappBrannigansVelour
Reviewed January 31, 2018 via mobile

Be prepared for the road on the island that will make you sick. Even of you dont get sick, it will make you sick. Then after driving the switchback you end up at the end of the road where you need a 4 wheel drive...More

Date of experience: January 2018
5  Thank Alisha M
Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

If you thought the switchbacks at Haleakala were bad, brace yourself! This is 11 miles of constant S-turns. I started getting car sick. We had read about what a great hike this was and really wanted to do it and we were committed to the...More

Date of experience: May 2017
9  Thank Sharon D
Reviewed May 6, 2017 via mobile

This is such a surprise in Maui! We wanted a day out of the sun and we love to hike. We read about this place and it sounded amazing. It was! First, realize that from the main road turnoff. It is 10 Loong miles to...More

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank Traveler715142
Reviewed December 7, 2016

Like many roads in Maui, the paved one up to this Rec area is narrow and winding. At a few points my husband considered turning around (no signage) and turnaround points were few or filled with paragliders' vehicles. It was worth the trip though, because...More

Date of experience: November 2016
2  Thank Barbara K
Reviewed April 22, 2016

I am not Jim Bridger (mountain man in the 1800's) but I have hiked around Sedona quite a bit. I read about this on Maui Revealed and thought that it would be a nice place to saunter. It is a wee bit out of the...More

Date of experience: April 2016
3  Thank AugieD0ggie
Reviewed February 17, 2016

I was looking for technical and challenging mountainbiking trails and was not disappointed! First trail I tried was Mamane, by parking the car at the bottom of the trail, riding up the fire road and down the trail. Trail was flowy with a few light...More

Date of experience: January 2016
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Reviewed November 27, 2015

We drove to the trail head for the Redwood Trail in the Polipoli park. It started raining so hard, we weren't able to hike. It was cold and we were afraid of getting stuck in the mud on the last bit of the road. We...More

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank Sharon M
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January 20, 2015|
Response from AugieD0ggie |
The bathroom was open and working. Picnic area was fine also. These are found a the end of the 4 mile dirt road.