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“Disappointing due to high waters”
Review of Ohe'o Gulch

Ohe'o Gulch
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Maui Day Trip: Hana Adventure from Oahu
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Toronto, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Disappointing due to high waters”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

We were told by the parking entrance guide that we could not go down to the waters due to high waters and rough waters. So, the walk down to the water was closed off. From above you really cannot see the pools and waterfalls. Not worth the effort - even the loop trail was lack-lustre.
On our next trip to Hana, we'll try to get there earlier in the day (or stay overnight) so we can get up to the falls at the end of the Pipiwa trail instead of the pools.

Visited January 2013
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Durham, North Carolina
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“Anti-Climactic if you have just returned from Waimoku Falls!”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

The Road to Hana (RTH) trip is not complete without going the last 30-45 minutes to get to Haleaka National Park and visiting the Waimoku Falls Trail (Pipiwai Trail) and Ohe'o Gulch. If you do this attraction last, I have to admit you'll find it a bit anti-climactic. The pools are lovely, and the vista over the beach, with the waves crashing on the coast, is fantastic.

You can go swimming in the pools, depending on some variables (rain), and there are some good photo opportunities in the area.

I suggest you bring surf shoes with you, as the area is all rock and it is very slippery in places with the wrong shoes. People are pushy and there are a lot of kids, but try to get past that - we are tourists after all!

You can even jump off of one of the rocks into the pools - about a 8-10 foot drop, which looks a ton of fun (we didn't do it)!

It is an easy walk from the Visitor Center, about 1/2 mile round-trip around the pools and back to the center. Even saying it is anti-climactic, I would recommend that you leave this for last, as the hike to the falls is a much more dramatic and interesting attraction. It is a tough hike though, so plan accordingly based on your time and the fitness/age of your group.

Visited December 2012
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Mission, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
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159 attraction reviews
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“Last spot to visit”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

10 miles past Hana and the spot where you must plan which way to return as it is 3 hours back.Beautiful spot on a hot day .We had an infant so it was hard to push a stroller or go in the pools as there was lots of stairs to climb. The views were great ,and a trip to Hana would not be complete without a visit here

Visited December 2012
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Atlanta, Georgia
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25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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“Love the view, but you can't always swim in the Pools”
Reviewed December 24, 2012

This is the highlight of the Road to Hana. If you purchase a pass for Haleakala Crater, you can use that receipt to get into Oheo gulch within 3 days (otherwise its $10). Depending on recent rainfall amounts, you may not be allowed to get into the pools, which is why I recommed staying the night in Hana, as you may have better luck the next day instead of having to forgo taking a dip altogether. If you are planning on returning to the other side of Maui by continuing on the south side of the island, check with the attendant as to the condition and passability of that road. Sometimes it is closed. Aso, check out Waikamoi Nature Trail while you're there!

Visited December 2012
Thank Jesse T
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Atlanta, Georgia
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134 attraction reviews
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“Great scenery and a good ole swimming hole”
Reviewed December 22, 2012

It was a little too cold and windy for us to go swimming, but a lot of people did.

The waterfall is very pretty, and the ocean views were great. Waves crashing all over the black volcanic rocks.

Visited November 2012
Thank HLAtlanta
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