We are traveling to Maui in June and I am in the process of preparing a draft itinerary. We really enjoy hiking and I am trying to determine what some of the must do hikes in Maui are as we will only be there for 8 days so I know we cannot fit everything in. We are in good shape and are used to doing a lot of hiking on vacation. We like to hike early in the morning and then spend the rest of the afternoon snorkeling and/or beach hopping. We are looking for hikes with great views/scenery. So far on my list of possible hikes I have the following:
1. Pipiwai (plan to do this in conjunction with RTH)
2. Sliding sands (plan to do this in conjunction with Haleakala sunrise, though we will spread these two events out because of the driving time)
3. Kapalua coastal
4. Waihee Ridge
5. Lahaina Pali
6. La perouse
For those who have already hiked some or all of these trails, which are the must dos? Are there any that are not worth the time? Are there other must dos that I have missed? I have done several searches for hiking on here, but haven't seen a lot of threads focusing on trails other than pipiwai and kapalua. I did order the hiking book recommended on here (haven't received it yet), but I always like to hear opinions from those who have recently hiked the trails. Thanks in advance!