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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.
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54 S High St, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-2102
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We went on a somewhat rainy day (if possible, go when it's clear). It definitely is a nice spot, and has a 20 min walking loop. It's not a spot that you'd probably stay at more than an hour.

Thank lisakim84
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful park, but not worth the $5 admission if you’re looking for a hike. Everything can be seen in 15 minutes.

Thank SaraBeth55
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Several vendors at the swap meet mentioned we should visit Iao Valley and so had one of our servers the day before. It was a easy drive up. We parked outside the official lot as there were cars all over and I saw a good...More

1  Thank cs3r
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not really hung up on the $5 parking fee, but I do think it's important to quantify just how short this walk is. We showed up with a group of teenage girls expecting to spend 45 minutes to an hour enjoying the beautiful scenery...More

Thank deanwalls
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’m so glad we visited the Iao Valley - the scenery is really stunning. There’s not much of a trail and I wish there had been more places to hike and spend more time in this area. The short trail up to the scenic spot...More

Thank JaymeMSub
Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't get me wrong, the scenery is very pretty. Do I think that this is worth a 30-60 minute drive? Absolutely not. The "hike" to the viewpoint is about two flights of stairs and then you're done. That's it. Costs $5 to park for a...More

Thank Craig L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth the climb to the top. Fascinating history of Hawaii. Interesting view of the “Needle”. Valley is lush with stream running through. Nice garden in lower level.

Thank banjowine
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small but very scenic park nestled in the interior of the island. We were there on a clear, sunny afternoon, but the vegetation is rain-forest lush. There is a short, paved trail to hike and a small garden to view. Most visitors...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Short hike, beautiful scenery. Park outside the gate for free. Otherwise, costs 5$ at the gate. Small parking lot, crowded at midday.

1  Thank Laurieann40
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As others have noted, you pay for parking, it's a very easy and short walk up to the bridge and lookout but the valley is beautiful and serene. Walkways are smoothly paved and the stairs leading up to the lookout are very very flat and...More

Thank ECL
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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 JimScubaDude | Reviewed this property |
I hear it is still closed from December floods but cannot be definitive on this. Iao Valley did not really have a "real hike" in it as it is more like 0.25 round trip. It has a little vertical but mostly is a beautiful... More