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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 May 9, 2013

We stayed near Hana and set out for this hike fairly early to beat the crowds. We ran across a few people but for the most part were alone on most of the trail. Definitely recommend good walking shoes as the trail is not even and smooth. You may have to cross a stream or two. Bamboo forest is cool. Be sure to look up thru bamboo, it's pretty. Most of the waterfalls along here were a trickle, but the big falls at the end makes the hike worth it. It's about 4 miles round trip. Bring water and camera and maybe a snack or lunch. Swimming area was small but no problem getting under the falls. Could not find the diversions mentioned in guidebook.

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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Enjoyed the hike through bamboo forest. Trails did tend to get crowded at times. This could be a problem during the busy time of year.

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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Nice walk and as with most everything in Maui, just so naturally beautiful! This can be walked by any fitness level, don't forget the camera there are many spots for photos that will become beautiful memories.

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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Lots of scenic points a long the way including waterfalls, a bamboo forest, several streams and a huge waterfall at the end. No bathroom so go at the visitor center ahead of time. Bring some food to have a snack before you head back. Expect to take about an hour there and an hour back give or take and wear good running shoes because there are many ankle destroying sections of the trail if you think flip flops will hack it.

Take lots of breathtaking scenic waterfall pictures and head on back to the seven pools to cool off. Definitely worth doing if you're in Hana.

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Reviewed May 5, 2013

The hike was fun and the trail was in good condition. At 61 years old I was concerned about making it all the way but passing people coming down assured me it wasn't bad. I will do it again next trip to the island, the falls are worth the effort. Do take a bottle of water or even two.

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