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Pipiwai Trail

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Mile Marker 41 Hana Hwy, Haleakala National Park, Maui, HI 96713
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A scenic hiking and horseback riding trail that features major waterfalls, beautiful pools and an eerie bamboo forest.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Mile Marker 41 Hana Hwy, Haleakala National Park, Maui, HI 96713
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Reviewed 5 days ago

As a older avid trail hiker,I recommend this hike as a must. One of my top 25 hikes! Dress appropriately for wet and muddy conditions. You're going to get dirty period.

1  Thank Randy C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We did the 4 mile round trip hike in about an hour. We had a 7 year old and 9 year old. We were rushing for sure. We ran out of time with all the other stops we made, so we hurried to get to...More

Thank Megan G
Reviewed 1 week ago

I need to update my review from years ago. They have closed the last 200 yards to the upper pool. That was the best part to rest or picnic at the end of the trail around the pool. Please DO NOT try to make a...More

Thank DaWarIchAuchSchon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a trail of a fair amount of work. It is shown on TA with equestrian title but that is not possible. It is all steps and roots and muddy if it rains. And it rained yesterday. But the waterfalls were raging. The are...More

Thank MarshallGulch
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located right down past Hana near the Seven Sacred Pools. The drive down past Hana is not for the faint hearted and a lot worse than the road before Hana. Road is only just wide enough for 1.5 cars and a lot of courtesy is...More

2  Thank jetsettingaussies
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The drive to the Pipiwai trail along the Hana drive is absolutely breathtaking and amazing fun! Just a note - it's a bit challenging if you're not a seasoned driver and I would recommend doing a guided drive otherwise. The trail is amazing! It's well...More

1  Thank Prashant S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The trail is quite nice. It's not overly strenuous (although it is uphill at first, and there are a couple of short water crossings), and walking through the bamboo forest is really cool. I suggest going past the "end" of the trail to get an...More

Thank passportprincess
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed hiking through the lush rainforest and bamboo forest with amazing views of the several waterfalls. The elevation gain is moderate and the boardwalk section is a rest after skirting the numerous roots. Be prepared for the hike by taking a rain jacket and...More

Thank BarbGag
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is such a perfect trail. It's 2 miles( one way) with a little elevation. Majority of the trip is pretty easy and relaxing. there are very different trees you will see and the bamboo forect is beautiful! We packed some food and had a...More

1  Thank Christina G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Pipiwai trail hike is located at Haleakala Park past the road to Hana. It’s two miles (total of four)of uneven terrain. You are rewarded with water fall views, a bamboo forest, and a stunning end especially on a rainy day. The water fall was...More

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Youna K
17 October 2017|
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Response from shakuroo | Reviewed this property |
I think that it might be a bit too difficult for the elderly more than toddlers. Rocky in some parts of the trail. Wooden path thru the bamboo forest is wooden plank and easy.
4 September 2017|
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Response from ltpparrot | Reviewed this property |
Yes their is a fee. The hike is well worth it and incredible!
29 June 2017|
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Response from Kandles | Reviewed this property |
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