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Iao Valley State Monument

54 S High St, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-2102
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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.
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  • Poor2%
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54 S High St, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-2102
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

It's an easy hike up to see the Iao Needle, and it doesn't take very long. They also have a beautiful view of the surrounding mountains. It's so green there. It was crowded when we went there midday, so I would recommend coming a bit...More

Thank Gabby D
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

It's straightforward to get here by car and you can see the "needle" easily from the bridge. There are a couple of short hilly walks that are worth doing to see the river and gardens and get better photos. You can swim in some of...More

Thank Fiona V
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Iao valley has something for everyone. I love to go there hiking, picnicking or swimming in the very cold clean water. I often go there to the free cultural areas where they have typical homes of early cultures on Maui. History about the island Iao...More

Thank Jack S
Reviewed 22 August 2016

The Iao Valley State Monument is a great way to see some more natural beauty and learn some history while in Maui. The trip doesn't take a lot of time and is a pretty easy hike to get different views of the needle. The valley...More

Thank Tara K
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Very nice views. Admission is $5.00 big parking lot. You can also park outside on the side of the road. Gets crowded. They have bathrooms in the parking lot. Here you can appreciate the beautiful Hawaiians mountains. Do recommended. On your way there look for...More

Thank Sandra1336
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Very scenic area located in a narrow valley below steep cliffs. It was interesting how this site gets so much rain and other parts of Maui are desert. Bathrooms were not working.

Thank ALtraveler64
Reviewed 20 August 2016

We had 7 days on Maui as part of seeing the islands and went to Iao Valley 4 times when the weather was supposed to be good - never saw it out of cloud. Forecasting weather here seemed impossible. Only advice would be to look...More

Thank Harrison_F_Carter
Reviewed 19 August 2016

It is a nice place to go for a walk. Lots of steeps very pretty. Locals swim in the pools. good place for pictures

Thank nchandler6562016
Reviewed 18 August 2016

driving there you would think that it would be so pretty. I loved looking at the mountains and streams. It was a good little hike, good place for pictures. Has an actual parking lot and not parking on the side of the road. Free parking...More

Thank Lemonfresh76
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Awesome State Park! Take the pathway to the top of Iao Needle and don't forget to read the history boards along the way. Beautiful scenery and great picture opps throughout! Wear a bathing suit and cool off in one of many small watering holes a...More

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Response from LisaMarieScubaDiva | Reviewed this property |
Too far and uphill. Take a taxi.
27 April 2017|
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Response from jefferyp2017 | Reviewed this property |
I did some googling, and this is the most recent info I could come up with, "The County of Maui’s Kepaniwai Park at ʻĪao reopened on Monday, April 10, 2017, but according to a Parks Department announcement ʻĪao Valley State... More
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Response from NCPF | Reviewed this property |
Don't waste your time in Iao Valley, go to Haleakala instead!
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