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Iao Valley State Monument

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54 S High St, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-2102
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We really enjoyed this small adventure. The scenery was beautiful and the hiking was minimal and perfect after some longer hikes. After crossing the bridge you can climb 133 steps for the best views or veir down towards the ravine where many people were taking...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank N1627YObriang
Reviewed yesterday

We've been here in both sun and rain and it's great no matter what. Go up to the viewpoint of the "needle" or down to view the waterfalls. Parking used to be free, but now it's $5 for out of state folks, which is fair....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jerome B
Reviewed 3 days ago

The rain helps to keep this location a lush tropical forest. It gets about an inch a day, which you could be there for, but it keeps everything green. It cost $5 to park on site or you can park on the road and walk...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Roxysmiles
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A great afternoon activity for a walk & a picnic away from the beach. Cooler when we were there (take a light hoodie) nominalnoarking fee- I think it was $5.00 or something.... kids enjoyed the river valley- took 20 -30 min from Kīhei & was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank aliciaa693
Reviewed 5 days ago

We biked from Wailea to Iao Valley State Monument; a round trip of 60 km. We are in our 60's and avid cyclists so it was a fairly easy climb for us. At the top, there is a lovely view of the Needle and surrounding...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Leftfield_51
Reviewed 5 days ago

Amazing history in this wonderful park that is so educational as well as stunningly beautiful. Easy hiking on paved walkways and incredible views. Great to see it reopened after the flood damage in 2016. It's better than ever and an easy 1-2 hour activity to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SunseekerChuck
Reviewed 6 days ago

Since it is a state park there is a parking fee of $5. Worth it since there is a person in the booth who directs to a parking place. There are nice rest rooms that are currently closed. Plenty of clean porta potties to substitute....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SydSays
Reviewed 1 week ago

Maui was our first stop on our cruise to Hawaii. Our booked day tour included Iao Valley and the Tropical Plantation. Having never been to Hawaii, I was in awe of the scenery as we approached the area. After getting past the crowded parking lot,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TexasNana57
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got here just after 9 when the valley was in the shade and pleasantly cool. We walked the various paths, took the photos and enjoyed reading of the rather gruesome history. $5 to park, currently the restrooms are out of commission but there are...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank PMQuestions
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in the area, go see this beautiful park. It is within a 15 minutes drive from the Maui Tropical Plantation so we decided to check it out. There is a small parking lot that charges $7 to park so many tourists park...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Margaret W
December 28, 2018|
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Response from Spensar | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely no need for a tour guide. This is a very small footprint, and best to include with some other activity in the area. You just go past the parking lot and up the stairs, then you can go below to the stream to cool... More
Jenny J
October 4, 2018|
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Response from journey_in_wander | Reviewed this property |
A two year old could do this with maybe some help towards the end. A stroller would be complicated as there are stairs in a lot of places. Not too many to be excessive, but an inconvenience with a stroller. Hope you enjoy... More
Jenessa J
June 14, 2018|
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Response from buyersrmi | Reviewed this property |
I did not use my phone however I did notice Bars as I was taking pictures with the phone. I have Verizon. also there is a gate attendant he could help as well