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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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  • Ohe'o Gulch, also known as seven sacred pools, is found in the Kipahulu section of Haleakala National Park. It is just under 10 miles past the city of Hana and takes about 30 minutes to get to. There ...  more »
  • If you go to Hana, it is well worth the extra 30 minutes to make your way to Ohe'o Gulch. It is a beautiful area. If you go early you will avoid so much of the 2 way traffic. The road is so narrow and...  more »
  • 15 minute hike, but all you'll get here is a snapshot. The Pipiwai Trail was also disappointing – obstructed views of the falls, the trail ending 50 yards before the final falls. Spend your precious t...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Pools are closed, and have been for several months regardless of how much waterfall they have or how likely it's going to flash flood, The do not swim signs are permanent! The park rangers simply don't care/want to deal with people swimming in the pools, they get their $20 either way, do you blame them? Why do I know this, I asked them, took 2 calls and 30 minutes to know for sure that it was closed and that they weren't going to bother with it. Had the pools all to myself btw, just wait for the guards "park rangers" to pass, they won't make it back around for several minutes. Make it quick just to check it off your bucket list. Worried about the $150 fine for swimming, cover the sign with a bag or mud, you can likely argue your way out of it. Don't like how they're running (ruining) the parks, don't pay the fee, here's how.... Bum a ticket off another tourist, it's easy they're everywhere on Maui. Save your ticket from Haleakala if you were stupid enough to pay for it. Or simply park off the road and walk to where the trail crosses the road and enjoy. It's a bit of a walk because of course they've put up no parking signs everywhere (how else are they going to get you to pay $20) but this place only has hiking trails now anyway and isn't at all worth the steep $20 fee.