Had read reviews on the Iao Needle and State Park before my recent trip to Maui, and was not planning on making a stop. However, on our last full day on the island, we found ourselves with some time to kill and decided to make the drive up from Kihei (about 30 minutes). Overall, I was surprised at how enjoyable and beautiful the park is, and glad that we paid a visit. Parking is $5, but the park is free to enter...its very worth it. There are paved walking trails and a few areas with stairs that guide you through the park. There is also signage with historical information. It seems as though many visitors miss the UNpaved trails that lead into the forest. You will know it when you see it...you can proceed into the wooded areas for a short, easy hike along the stream (15 minutes each way, if you stop for pictures). In total, spent about an hour at the park. Great stop, nice pictures, and had a good time.