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“Gorgeous Hike”
Review of Pipiwai Trail

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.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Gorgeous Hike”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

If you are already in Hana, I'd say you must do this hike. It was an easy hike and absolutely gorgeous. There were multiple trails, and we did the one that went to the falls not the pool. Everything was spectacular, from the unique trees and bamboo to the multiple waterfalls. We did not have water with us (someone said it was only a 20 minute hike but it was much longer), I wish we would have taken some along. Some of the spots were muddy, so make sure to plan your footwear appropriately. Don't miss out on it, this hike was one of my favorite things we did in Maui.

Visited January 2013
2 Thank Bethany S
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“So pretty”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

Lots of changing scenery, have your camera around your neck!

Oh and the bamboo forest is really intense!

Visited March 2013
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lancaster pa
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“If you're in average shape, NO problem!”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Plain and simple: If you can walk 4 miles you can, and must, do this trail. The elevation gain is gradual but for a few steeper steps, and the stream crossings are a matter of stepping over 3 or 4 flat rocks to keep your feet dry. If the trail is too muddy, you'll know in the first 1/2 mile or so and be able to turn back.
Other than that, this trail is spectacular! From the banyan tree to the bamboo forest with its boardwalk; from the smaller waterfalls along the way to the 400ft beauty cascading down nearly on top of you, this hike will bring you closer to Hawaii than you can imagine.
We saw people of all ages and sizes doing this trail, so at least check this trail out and judge for yourself.

Visited February 2013
2 Thank jpawson
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2013

10 miles east of Hana. For the average traveler, this is THE place to visit on the Road to Hana. Save your time and energy until you reach it. Hike up to the Waimoku Falls first, then cool off in the lower Seven Sacred Pools. The hike is about 2 miles each way. Plenty of steps. It's well maintained. A bit rocky and rooty, so wear tennis shoes at least. I wouldn't wear sandals on it, but some do. The bamboo forest is like nature's cathedral. Beautiful. The falls are HUGE. If you go to the crater at Haleakala on the same trip, the parking pass can be used again. Or bring your national park pass. The Seven Sacred Pools are close enough to the parking lot/visitor center that you can stop at the car after hiking or whatever. Wear sandals in the pools as the rocks are a bit rough. At the lower pools, you can clamber around the outside of the lower pool people jump off to get to the higher fall without having to climb directly up the rocks under the waterfall, if that makes sense. It's much safer. The upper pool is larger and almost nobody goes there.

Visited March 2013
1 Thank JonnyDub
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“Best Hike!”
Reviewed March 12, 2013

Do your self a favor and do this hike. It's by far the best experience on Maui, in my opinion. It's worth the long ride. The bamboo forest is absolutely phenomenal. It almost sucks you in and doesn't let you go, then it lets you out at the falls. The hike can be very eerie and it might not be for the severely claustrophobic. Exertion is moderate and give yourself plenty of time. If you don't get out until 6pm you will be driving the Hana highway back in the dark, which can be eerie itself.

Visited March 2013
1 Thank mnjhammer
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