Pools at Ohe'o, Haleakala National Park

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Part of Haleakala National Park, Pools at Ohe'o features seven pools that flow into each other. Follow the 2.9 km (1.8 mi) trail from the pools to Waimoku Falls. Clear water moves over black volcanic rock that is overgrown with plants. Visitors are welcome to climb around the edge of the pools. Inquire at the park's ranger office about swimming conditions before taking a dip to avoid problems with flash flooding and bacteria. Make Pools at Ohe'o a part of your Haleakala National Park vacation plans using our Haleakala National Park online road trip planner .
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  • Some of the park area was closed in Dec 2017. Accessible areas are beautiful and much different than the crater area of the park. To get here one drives to Hana then south, no direct path from crater ...  more »
  • This was a beautiful park. We did the short hike as our 5 year old really can't hike that much yet. Loved the views. we brought our lunch and ate it overlooking the crashing waves on top of the rocks.  more »
  • OK, Road to Hana is off the charts 5 stars. (Recommend GyPSy app, by the way). I'm probably being too harsh, but there are so many awesome sights on the road, and great side treks, etc. We were pretty...  more »
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  • Wonderful place to go. The drive is so serene and narrow so be very careful to pay attention to the road and not get distracted by all the beauty around you. Lots of scenic places to take pictures along the way. At the top you pay 25$ to get in as its a national park. They have like 3-5 Different hikes you can do and the hardest one takes an hour each way and is a bit uphill to make it to the wonderful waterfall. Definelty worth it as I love the outdoors and hiking and recommend to bring a lunch to eat up at the top and lots of water and the appropriate footwear and accessories that come with a day hike. Good for anyone who enjoys natural beauty. Recommend kids to be at least 4 years old and not handicap accessible.
  • A wonderful place to stop. It’s easy to access the shoreline from paths. It is paid parking to access the area.
  • When we were here there were only 3 pools open as the water level was low but it is a really nice view.
  • This is a major stop on the road to Hana. If you start early enough for Hana you can do the hike up the mountain to the falls and then back to the pools. The pools are great for cliff diving but get a local to show you where it is "safe". The water is great, the diving is exhilarating. The rocks are nice for drying off and chatting. We tried to find someone to tell us the local stories but ended up having to google it. This is a drive and then a walk.
  • Scenery is beautiful. All the Rangers were full of information. This was our second trip, first in 2010 when we could swim in the pools. This trip the swimming area was closed which is a big down arrow after the long drive out there...the park is still worth it. Bring your receipt if you have been to one of the other national parks recently for free entry. Oh yeah, one of the Rangers showed the wives how to weave a necklace with a shell of a nut as an ornament....one more piece of jewelry!!!
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