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Pipiwai Trail, Haleakala National Park
(4.9/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web)
One of Haleakala National Park’s most scenic hiking routes, Pipiwai Trail guides you past the thundering Makahiku waterfalls, and all the way up to the 122 m (400 ft) Waimoku Falls. The moderately strenuous hike is 6.4 km (4 mi) roundtrip and has a 244 m (800 ft) elevation change. Surrounded with lush greenery, the trail is well marked and covered with boardwalk in some sections. You will have to cross streams in a couple spots, so take care, especially if the water is moving fast. Remember to bring closed-toe shoes, food, water, sunscreen, and insect repellent. Plan to see Pipiwai Trail and other attractions that appeal to you using our Haleakala National Park travel itinerary maker.
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  • The trail is super. If you can to the visitors center parkt(20$-ICH Weiß auch nicht Wo man Sonst noch parken kann) you either to the seven sacred pools go down the trail or go up the mountain to a waterfall, the bamboo forest and a 400 foot big waterfall. At the seven sacred pools, super, you can bathe in very refreshing water with small waterfalls. The trail to the bamboo forest is not TOO strenuous, but an increase of roots and stones. There to see also impressive trees and small shortcuts to get to even see something another, or closer to the river bed. The trail to the last waterfall was closed with us, however, are probably still some there and have bathed there and inspected the impressive waterfall up close! We could not find why the trail is there closed. Along the trail, there are a great many mosquitoes! It is advisable to take a good bug spray and also to use! The long, curvy is something stupid and sometimes dangerous directions by about 2 1/2 h.
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  • Okay, for mobile phone reviewers who will only get a brief portion of my review, let me cut to the chase--if you do nothing else on Maui, walk the Pipiwai Trail, so you can see the Bamboo Forest, but ...  more »
  • Amazing place. Definitely worth to try if you have time. This trail is full of surprises and fun all the way up. First, you will greet with the old banyan tree. This tree is most amazing thing. Then ,...  more »
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  • Amazing hike. Only takes 3-4 hours (2 miles each way), but has a huge amount of diversity. If you come up from the pools (very short walk down to the coast) it has lava coast, ocean, pools, a massive banyan tree, beautiful and large bamboo forest, 4 huge waterfalls at the end, beautiful plants all the way up.
  • MUST START EARLY.......if your in town (ie: Lihana, Kihei) I suggest you start early....only reason is it's a long drive...the hike is amazing! The hike is not bad at all, if your fit.....very essy. So much to see soooooo beautiful!!!
  • Phenomenal hike with beautiful waterfalls and a bamboo forest. Be sure to stop for pics at the huge banyan tree on your way up to Waimoku falls, then have a swim at the bottom of the seven pools when you come back down. Be alert for rising water, and don't cross to Waimoku or swim if it's up too high.
  • The view of Waimoku falls at the end of this trail is definitely worth the hike. If heavy rains come during your hike though, keep in mind there won't be many places to hide. Make sure you bring mosquito repellent!
  • Beautiful, surreal experience hiking this trail. We had a relatively dry hike for my wife and three kids (7, 5, and 4 years old). We didn't make it all the way to the Waimoku Falls because we were getting too close to sunset and didn't want to do the drive back in the dark. The hike is manageable for kids, but it probably would have take 3.5 hours round trip if we went all the way. The bamboo forest was an incredible sight to see and there are quite a few smaller waterfalls along the way.