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Pipiwai Trail, Haleakala National Park

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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. Before you head to Haleakala National Park, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Haleakala National Park trip maker app, to make sure you see all that Haleakala National Park has to offer, including Pipiwai Trail.
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  • Don't stop in Hana...keep going to the Kipahulu Visitor Center to walk this trail. You get bamboo forests, a mostly hidden 200ft waterfall, and then the payoff of Waimoku falls...400ft straight down.....  more
    Don't stop in Hana...keep going to the Kipahulu Visitor Center to walk this trail. You get bamboo forests, a mostly hidden 200ft waterfall, and then the payoff of Waimoku falls...400ft straight down.....  more »
  • My wife and I recently hiked the Pipiwai Trail on Maui and really enjoyed the experience. It is about 2 miles in each direction with a fair amount of up and down sections. We used trekking poles... 
    My wife and I recently hiked the Pipiwai Trail on Maui and really enjoyed the experience. It is about 2 miles in each direction with a fair amount of up and down sections. We used trekking poles...  more »
  • Great views. The bamboo forest was interesting to walk thru leading up to the main waterfall. The first waterfall was dry. Moderate hike with some easy parts if the hike mixed in. The waterfall at.....  more
    Great views. The bamboo forest was interesting to walk thru leading up to the main waterfall. The first waterfall was dry. Moderate hike with some easy parts if the hike mixed in. The waterfall at.....  more »

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