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Pools at Ohe'o, Haleakala National Park

#25 of 129 in Parks in Maui
Nature / Park · Hidden Gem · Wildlife Area
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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  • I’ve been here years ago when you could swim. Yesterday it was gated off and the view was nothing. Looked like a series of muddy ponds. And it’s not sacred at all- that’s just a marketing ploy...  more »
  • A warning to people arriving later in the day to the national park where the pipiwai trail and o’heo pools are located- while Hawaiians may be lax casual about how fast they serve you lunch (a...  more »
  • The Seven Sacred Pools are actually closed more often than you’d think, so if that’s your main reason for going then you might want to call ahead. However, you can still view them from above on a...  more »
  • Super awesome view of the ocean and waves hitting the black rocks. Can only access some of the pools now though.
  • Amazing. TIP: Bring your reef shoes. Bring your lunch and plan a picnic. Leave early morning and make a day of it. Fill up with gas the night before — not a lot of options out that way. Oh — and bring cash for the fruit stands.
  • Beautiful, wonderful, peaceful. How many more -ful's do you need? If you're in the area you're coming here.
  • Nice drive to get there
  • ultra windy - make sure to secure loose items. the pools were full of foam and didn’t look like there were safe to bathe in. this was during the government shut down so the staff advisory for water safety levels were not on. still, wonderful view and hike down. make sure you don’t accidentally hike to the wrong side (waterfall side) as the signage is not too clear.

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