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“Get off the beaten path”

Iao Valley State Monument
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Owner description: Iao Valley State Monument, Maui, will remain closed indefinitely due to extensive damage from heavy rain and flooding the night of September 13 and early morning on September 14, 2016.
Winnipeg, Canada
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Get off the beaten path”
Reviewed March 1, 2013

I was pretty excited to see this park - overall it was a little disappointing. The path is very short. I was expecting a much longer hike and a lot more to see. However, as recommended by our kayak guide, if you duck under the bars at the top of the stairs there is a little dirt path that goes up to a waterfall - very pretty. Takes about 45 min. Be careful if it is raining because it will be slippery and is not monitored. Otherwise I don't think this is worth a long drive, unless you are close by I would skip it. There were some local kids harvesting taro from the pools down below which was neat I guess.

Visited February 2013
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Castle Rock, Colorado
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Beautiful but not much hiking. ”
Reviewed March 1, 2013 via mobile

We read about this place, which is close to the airport, and all about the great hiking. When you get there you have to pay $5 to park, cash or credit at a kiosk. Don't ignore it, I guess the parking ticket is $100. We started our hike on the marked trail expecting an hour at least. We were done with all of it in 15 minutes. Great views.

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
“Pretty, but small, and can get very crowded”
Reviewed February 28, 2013

This is a pleasant little park, which you can do in a half hour or less. Cruise ship passengers often arrive here is swarms, though, so be prepared for a nose-to-tail walk in the park if you arrive when they do. The closest cruise line port, Kahului, is frequented only Sunday and Monday, so perhaps going another day will spare you.

I do not think it is worth your time to drive a great distance to get to the park, but if you are looking for something to do, which is pleasant to look at, perhaps this will do it for you.

Visited February 2013
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96 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Nice hike & scenery”
Reviewed February 26, 2013 via mobile

Iao Valley is an excellent sight to see. The park has paved trails to many of the popular view points. The park does charge for parking (I think it was around $5) and its a popular spot for tour buses to stop in. If you time it right and go early it's awesome!

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Clayton, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed February 24, 2013

liked it all, nice place to sit & take it all in, easy walk up to the view point, very pretty with the stream.

Visited February 2013
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