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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 2 days ago via mobile

While Road to Hana and Haleakala get all the attention, Iao Valley is also magnificent. It's a beautiful easy walk to get amazing view. Magical under both the sun and mist. Must go.

Thank vjgoobee
Reviewed 2 days ago

Don't expect to spend more than an hour here. The "hike" doesn't really take more than 5 min up to the viewing area. There's a small "botanical garden" w/ only one sign for a plant that we could see. The paths are in decent condition...More

Thank Shirley J
Reviewed 2 days ago

This place is very beautiful and steeped in history. The view is spectacular. It's not that hard of a walk to the top and the various paths you can take to look around are in good shape and easy to navigate. It only costs $5...More

Thank Terry D
Reviewed 4 days ago

Definitely worth a stop. We briefly visited the park. As many have noted, not all the walkways and paths are open but this is still not an area to be missed. So even just to have 30 mins or an hour, this is worth it...More

1  Thank IDreamofDisney
Reviewed 4 days ago

It's beautiful, lush, and a lovely walk - but so is everywhere else in Hawaii. It wasn't the best walk we did on the island, but it's pretty enough. If you are after a long rewarding walk, this isn't for you - but if you...More

Thank TravellingQuallie
Reviewed 1 week ago

We read that the scenery was special. Maybe it was the time of day, but it seemed like just another volcanic formation. The idea of the monument is interesting and maybe more meaningful to the native Hawaiians. It is the location of an important and...More

Thank Stephanie A
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family visited this beautiful state monument in February, 2018. A couple of the trails were closed, but it is very picturesque with waterfalls and views of the valley and mountains. For some reason, the restrooms were closed but they provided Porta potty’s. Bring your...More

1  Thank Americangirl3511
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Iao Valley monument itself is on itself underwhelming, but its like the Road to Hana, the drive is half the attraction. Its beautiful back in here. If you see the clouds lift of the mountains in the center of the island, run don’t walk...More

1  Thank Saskheat
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walked the grounds. Did some hiking toward the top of the Valley/monument. Bathrooms being repaired, have to use port-a-potty. Able to get wet in water. No gift shop!

Thank vagabondsChicago
Reviewed 1 week ago

The scenery isn't much and especially if it's foggy. You'll have to pay $5 for parking, and it's a short 5 minutes stroll around the trail. Nothing much and would recommend to skip this unless you have ample time.

1  Thank jellybellymelly
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wholelottaworld
June 13, 2017|
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Response from LisaMarieScubaDiva | Reviewed this property |
Too far and uphill. Take a taxi.
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kwokfamily
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
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MoCatChaplin_SK
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
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