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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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  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This park has just reopened after being closed for several months from flooding in the area. It's a great little park and the scenery is stunning. Very unique the way the cliffs are sheer drops covered in lush forest! You can park out on the...More

Thank Nadine C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Iao valley is absolutely stunning! We went a day after it opened pretty late in the afternoon, it was not as busy as I was expecting. We only ran into 2 people on he hidden trail the whole time. Once you get into the trail...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, you do pay an entrance fee. But the scenery is beautiful and really can't be seen elsewhere. There is a short hike uphill if you want to get to the top. The bathrooms were out of order when I was there. They had just...More

Thank FuzzyKat
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stumbled across this Maui gem, and we're blown away by the beauty of the area. There is so much to see, and to explore around Iao Valley. It was recently rebuilt after the floods, so you can experience new facilities. Great for all ages,...More

Thank David7425
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The 5$ entrance fee is not worth to go for. All trails are closed even the toilettes (only some boxes are available). The only "trail" goes ip to the lookout 5min if youre walking good. Very sad that it is not possible to discover more...More

Thank RHeckly
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited while in the area. Amazing scenery worth experiencing. I believe it has just re-opened so it was all new paths and railings. Accessible for most, the 133 or whatever it is steps is an easy walk my husband did it in a moonboot....More

Thank brittapps
Reviewed 1 week ago

If Hana and the road to it is just too far and something you don't want to do, but you would like to see a waterfall, cross a bridge over rivers, and possibly even take a swim, then Iao Valley State Monument, is the perfect...More

Thank jbene777
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't miss the short hike across the bridge at the park parking lot below the Iao Valley main lot. Get there early for crowd and cloud free pictures Supposed to reopen road August 1st 2017

Thank G-Whz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I would recommend anyone to visit the Iao Valley. Ensure to walk with your swimsuit the river flows beautifully. A must see! The mountains are breathtaking! If you love nature don't skip it.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The state park is still closed, but there is still some stuff to do there. The picnic area nearby are open, the Japanese garden nearby is still open, and the Wailuku river is still accessible for wading and swimming. There's just not a whole lot...More

Thank Mark S
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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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