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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. Arrange your visit to Pools at Ohe'o and discover more family-friendly attractions in Haleakala National Park using our Haleakala National Park tourist route planner.
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  • Pretty easy hike. The pool had little water. It was a nice hike and nice to see. I would like to see it with more water.  more »
  • This was at the end of our drive the road to Hana. We hiked the 2 miles to the waterfall we didn't go down to the pools cause on that day we weren't allowed to swim in them because of rock slides  more »
  • Hana highway is a great paved road...until you pass Hana on the way to this attraction. The road turns into pretty much one lane...and 9 miles of bumpiness makes you wonder if the seven sacred pools a...  more »
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  • A nice scenic hike with plenty of waterfalls and stops along the way. There are little to no amenities once you leave the parking lot as to be expected. You may or may not be able to swim largely depending on the flow and rock breakage. At the end of your hike you come out amongst a magnificently large waterfall. Worth a visit!
  • I was with a bus tour group so didn't have much time to visit the park. The river was flowing strongly so we couldn't go for a swim either. Worth a visit though!
  • Nice area and helpful rangers. The guided hike to the Waimoku falls by the rangers was great (shout out to Walter for all the information and enjoyable talk as we hiked). Crazy drive on the Road to Hana, but fun if you like that sort of thing :) Great site visit and worth supporting.
  • Great stop on the Road to Hanna, just don't swim in the pools. It says you can, but talking to one of the Park Rangers, he's like he wouldnt./
  • Bigger than I expected, absolutely unreal. The rocks are smooth from the water and make good sitting.

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Where to stay in Haleakala National Park

Haleakala National Park offers most of its accommodations in the form of wilderness cabins. Three are scattered throughout the park, and these require at least a couple hours of hiking to reach. Each cabin provides a wood-burning stove and pit toilet, but you'll have to boil water from nearby water sources before drinking it. The park also provides a couple of campgrounds. Most visitors to the park arrive from wherever they've chosen to stay on Maui. If you plan to spend more than a day exploring the park but prefer comfortable digs, check out the rustic inns and bed and breakfasts in upcountry Kula. Similar types of accommodation in coastal Hana will put you near the park's Kipahulu section.
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