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Pipiwai Trail
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Owner description: A scenic hiking and horseback riding trail that features major waterfalls, beautiful pools and an eerie bamboo forest.
Reviewed August 21, 2011

This is an incredibly gorgeous hike past waterfalls, a banyan tree, and a bamboo forest that ends at the awe-inspiring Waimoku Falls. I did this hike at the end of a long day exploring Hana Highway, and even with all the beauty you see on the way there, this hike was my favorite part! The trail is less than two miles one way, easy enough for my 10-year-old nephew to do, and well worth it! Even if you skip a few sights along the way to get there, don't miss out on this hike!
If you want to read more about this trail and the whole Hana Highway on the way, then please check out my post at http://www.life-enjoytheride.com/2011/08/road-to-hana-and-beyond.html
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Reviewed March 22, 2011

This hike has everything. You start out by the ocean and end up in the mountains next to a 400ft waterfall. You cross a couple of bridges and hike through a bamboo forest. Orange flowers fall from the trees and line the trail, it is truly a beautiful hike. The earlier you get started the better.

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Reviewed November 29, 2010

What an awesome hike! It was tiring at points, but take your time and soak in the beauty. The bamboo forest is so neat, and also very welcome shade to cool off. We went pretty early (8AM) and I'm pretty sure we were the second group of hikers on the trail. It was so nice having the trail to ourselves, and when we got to the main event, Waimoku Falls, we were the only ones there! Great picture opportunities without others around. I highly recommend going early. On our way back, we ran into quite a few groups just starting the trail, so I'm sure it gets a lot more crowded as the day goes on. We wore closed toe Teva sandals and that worked well.

3  Thank Dolphin7410
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Reviewed November 21, 2009

We took the very long ride from Lahaina past Hana to take this hike. The first 1/2 mile to the smaller Makahiku falls is very strenuous. It's not easy to find and you have to take an unmarked trail to the right to see it on the other side of the gorge and down. The hike from there to Waimaku falls is not very strenuous at all but is longer. You have to go through the bamboo forest which is really cool. You don't see Waimoku falls until near the end of the hike and when you come around the corner and see it, it takes your breath away. After your hike, take the short hike to the seven sacred pools and cool off with a dip. In the car on the way to the trail, stop at a white house on the right advertising food, drinks and flowers. The proprietor, Moses Timbal, is delightful and can give you tips about finding the falls, and other attractions in the area. On the way home, we stopped at a roadside stand for food (ie. someone's front yard) and had some of the best we had in Hawaii. According to one local, the roadside stands in Hana are all great.

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Reviewed September 12, 2009

Hiking up the mountain to the 400+ ft falls was an amazing experience. The bamboo forest, banyan tree, the streams, and the scenery! It was truly magical. Bring mosquito repellent! Lots of it! I lathered it on and still got bit a dozen times. Bring anti-itch spray, water, snacks if you must, sneakers, and a camera. It will take about 3 hours, round-trip, or shorter if you don't stop and take a gazillion pictures like we did. Don't worry about the hike being too hard if you managed to get to the first falls. The hike to the first falls was about as strenuous as the longer hike.

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