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Pipiwai Trail, Haleakala National Park

Categories: Equestrian Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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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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  • There are that do a walk of some 40 min, but is comes to a beautiful forest of bamboo. The Trek is worth to see it.
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  • Keep in mind that when I had taken this trail, the Waimoku Falls area was closed. I made it up through the large banyan tree (jaw-dropping) and bamboo forest however, which I thought was equally as re...  read more »
  • This hike was very pretty. This is a bad time to do it however. The best waterfalls are closed, and you're not allowed to get in any of the pools along the way. You wouldn't know this, until you got t...  read more »
  • 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 best trail in Maui! There is a bamboo forest that is beautiful. The waterfall is amazing. Wear closed shoes. The trail has a very good access and is well marked.
  • 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.
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