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.
About Iao Valley State Monument
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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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.