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Polipoli Springs State Recreational Area

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Need a 4 wheel drive

If you thought the switchbacks at Haleakala were bad, brace yourself! This is 11 miles of constant... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2017
Sharon D
Allen, Texas
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Totally unexpected part of Maui. We loved it!

This is such a surprise in Maui! We wanted a day out of the sun and we love to hike. We read about... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2017
A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

If you thought the switchbacks at Haleakala were bad, brace yourself! This is 11 miles of constant S-turns. I started getting car sick. We had read about what a great hike this was and really wanted to do it and we were committed to the...More

3  Thank Sharon D
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Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

This is such a surprise in Maui! We wanted a day out of the sun and we love to hike. We read about this place and it sounded amazing. It was! First, realize that from the main road turnoff. It is 10 Loong miles to...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Like many roads in Maui, the paved one up to this Rec area is narrow and winding. At a few points my husband considered turning around (no signage) and turnaround points were few or filled with paragliders' vehicles. It was worth the trip though, because...More

Thank Barbara K
Reviewed 22 April 2016

I am not Jim Bridger (mountain man in the 1800's) but I have hiked around Sedona quite a bit. I read about this on Maui Revealed and thought that it would be a nice place to saunter. It is a wee bit out of the...More

1  Thank AugieD0ggie
Reviewed 17 February 2016

I was looking for technical and challenging mountainbiking trails and was not disappointed! First trail I tried was Mamane, by parking the car at the bottom of the trail, riding up the fire road and down the trail. Trail was flowy with a few light...More

Thank Robert P
Reviewed 27 November 2015

We drove to the trail head for the Redwood Trail in the Polipoli park. It started raining so hard, we weren't able to hike. It was cold and we were afraid of getting stuck in the mud on the last bit of the road. We...More

1  Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

We weren't expecting the length of the off road portion of the trail but it was well worth it. The secret Redwood forest was breathtaking. Time it in the late afternoon so you can catch the sunset on the way down Walipoli road.The smell of...More

Thank Lindsay B
Reviewed 9 October 2015

Monday we decided to go to PoliPoli State Park for a short loop hike. The road is up near Haleakala and winds about as much. We took Waipoli road which is about 6 miles of really windy paved road, sometimes 1.5 lanes wide, then came...More

5  Thank Kip F
Reviewed 7 July 2015

This road is another Maui Staple - One lane road with winding curves and locals flying down the road. The views as you are driving up are amazing! Going above the fog belt was pretty awesome too! It is worth the drive to see the...More

Thank Mark-n-Chrystal
Reviewed 19 June 2015 via mobile

Did this with a friend early June. The unpaved road was fine for our rental Chevy Chase. It's not like the Big Island drives to the Papakolea Green Sand Beach or to the Mauna Kea summit; we didnt have to worry about the transmission or...More

1  Thank genesisinvain
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20 January 2015|
Response from AugieD0ggie |
The bathroom was open and working. Picnic area was fine also. These are found a the end of the 4 mile dirt road.