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“Great Hike. Go all the way up to the Large Fall!”
Review of Pipiwai Trail

Pipiwai Trail
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Haleakala, Iao Valley and Central Maui Day Tour
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Owner description: A scenic hiking and horseback riding trail that features major waterfalls, beautiful pools and an eerie bamboo forest.
New York, New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great Hike. Go all the way up to the Large Fall!”
Reviewed October 24, 2013

It's a nice hike up to an awe-inspiring waterfall (with a smaller, but still very nice one half way up). You will also hike through an amazing Bamboo forest. The hike is about 1 hour each way. It's not very difficult, even though there are a couple of steep passages, but it shouldn't be an issue for most people.

Visited October 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Super hike”
Reviewed October 22, 2013 via mobile

Definitely would recommend this hike for the waterfalls and the bamboo forest especially if you took the road to Hana. This hike is about 40 minutes from Hana. Definitely bring hiking boots/ sneakers. I did this hike in slippers. It wasn't a terrible hike but there are lots of slippery and uneven areas.

Visited October 2013
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Wildwood, Missouri, United States
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“Wonderful Hike”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

The bamboo forest & the water falls are worth the 4 mile hike. We have done it 4 times. The falls are best after a good rain. Allow 3 hrs for the round trip hike. Allow another hr for the Oheo Gulch on the other side of the park which is very nice. The hike can be slippery after a rain.

Visited September 2013
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San Diego, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 385 helpful votes
“Best Hike in Maui?”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

The Must-Do hike in Maui!

Its 4 miles total, 2 miles up and 2 miles down. I would say its "Easy" but there is some fairly steep climbing in the first mile going up, but it gets easier after that.

Infinity Pools - Before you go through the gate leading to the waterfalls, take the short path on your right to get to these pools. Unfortunately, the water was too stagnant to go in this time, but it was pretty.

Bamboo Forrest - Groooovy!

Waimoku Falls - Your reward after your 2 miles...jump in!

Words can't describe the above....so please just checkout my photos, and everyone else's! :)

Its a $10 fee per car to get into Haleaka National Park, but its good for 3 days, so be sure to visit the Haleaka crater in the next day or two.

FYI: There seemed to be several unofficial trails on the Pipiwai Trail...I think there were several potential hotspots for an outdoor Afternoon Delight with your special someone. (Though I'm not speaking from experience! ;-) )

*********** PRE-PIPIWAI HIKE CHECKLIST*********

1. BUG REPELLENT: BRING IT!!!!!! Since the day I was born mosquitos and bugs have loved to snack on me! In Hawaii, they are fierce. I sprayed all my exposed skin with "OFF!" bug repellant that had a 25% DEET rating. But these little bugs are so fierce that they got me through my Hanes t-shirt and socks, and even flew up my shorts to get me! So wear cheap clothes and spray your clothes too!

2. SUNSCREEN...Bring it! Wear it!

3. WATER...duh!

4. ENERGY BARS / FOOD...you never know!

5. HIKING BOOTS:...and laugh at the people struggling in flip flops!

6. WATER SHOES:...you don't want to cut your feet in the pools nor ruin your manicure.

Visited July 2013
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“3 sights to behold”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

a 4 mile round trip hike that brings you to 3 incredible sights---the tree, the forest and the falls---prepare for wet feet but worth it

Visited September 2013
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