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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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Iao Valley State Monument, Maui, will remain closed indefinitely due to extensive damage from heavy rain and flooding the night of September 13 and early morning on September 14, 2016.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“short hike” (58 reviews)
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54 S High St, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-2102
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Worth the entrance fee! Beautiful short hike to upper lookout to see the needle. Cooler and a beautiful breeze make the valley a get away after a hot morning on the golf course.

Thank dlr_dream
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went to visit the Iao Valley State Monument. There are a lot of changes from when I saw it last. Repairs were done after it was damaged due to heavy rains and flooding. This was a natural occurrence. Still a beautiful and peaceful site. For...More

Thank CC1512
Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful place with fantastic views, but don't wear your swimsuit because all the swimming areas are closed off. You just go up and down a few steps for viewpoints so your visit won't take longer than 30-45 minutes, probably. Still, it is worth the trip...More

1  Thank Eileen W
Reviewed 3 days ago

You dont need all day to do this. sometimes the valley is fogged in but it was clear the day we went. I would recommend you tie this with a visit to the Maui Tropical Plantation down the road a way. you can spend 2-3...More

Thank Kathleen S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It was a pretty sight, but the $5 parking fee wasn't worth the five minute view. A historical place, but not much information.

Thank 6mojo
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I had the pleasure of visiting this cultural landmark prior to devastating rains last year and was happy to see they have re-opened the park to guests but disappointed that natural trails have not been re-opened. If you are looking for a relatively easy walk...More

Thank Fredandethe
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just reopened from landslide, reps ed road into. Been cleaned up to look nice. $5 per car to park and walk. Fairly easy, some trails blocked, it this worked out for us old folks Worth seeing and walking. Go for it

Thank Perkadventures
Reviewed 1 week ago

Trails are officially closed, there really isn't much there to see, except for the Iao needle itself. Sad to see tourists off a cruise ship jumping fences and swinging on tree branches to try to drop fruit.

1  Thank 2wsx3edc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in to see the Iao needle and were not disappointed. There are a few really short trails to walk though some are still closed after the flood. There is a nice stream with pools for swimming in too if that is your thing....More

2  Thank Erin D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stroll through the views are phenomenal. They are still recovering from flooded out areas but still a little bit of heaven. Fresh water streams are fun to follow up and hike. Where water, slip free shoes. No restrooms yet just portapotties.

Thank jrctodd
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June 13, 2017|
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Response from LisaMarieScubaDiva | Reviewed this property |
Too far and uphill. Take a taxi.
April 27, 2017|
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Response from jefferyp2017 | Reviewed this property |
I did some googling, and this is the most recent info I could come up with, "The County of Maui’s Kepaniwai Park at ʻĪao reopened on Monday, April 10, 2017, but according to a Parks Department announcement ʻĪao Valley State... More
February 23, 2017|
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Response from NCPF | Reviewed this property |
Don't waste your time in Iao Valley, go to Haleakala instead!
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