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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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  • The pools and falls are beautiful. We didn't get to swim in the pools since there was a landslide earlier this month and it didn't seem the National Park service was in a hurry to clean this up. The p...  more »
  • This was the best road trip ever. I loved the water falls and every thing about the road to Hana. It was all so BEAUTIFUL 
  • The pools are touted as a highlight of the road to Hana. Can we not now really understand. The price of admission was $10 to $20 doubled. Bathing in the pools was not possible (blocked) the Outlook is no better than on the streets of the road to Hana. The advertised map is an A4 photocopy. After all, it has a restroom. We opted for the exit asked for what we actually $20 had to pay. We find the answer to...
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  • The car trip up was ranged from rainforest to get there and desert on the return. (Watch out for the drunk cows on your return!!) I took an exclusive horse-back ride trip with picnic to the top of the waterfalls. It was the most amazing and educational ride. I learned all about the agricultural history of the islands. As an experienced horse rider I was somewhat fearful of the horse climbing up the cliff of rocks but the guide reassured me that if a horse loses footing on one rock it has three other legs.
  • If you've made the trip to Hana and you have the time, I'd say it's worth the extra drive to get to this park. It's a beautiful set of cascading pools that go all the way down to the ocean. You can swim in the brisk fresh water, and some even jump from one pool to another. Water shoes or grippy sandals are helpful as it is all smooth lava rock which gets pretty slick when wet. There is also hiking here. It is part of the Haleakala National park, so the entry fee applies, but if you planned on going to Haleakala within the allotted time of the entry pass you only have to pay once.
  • We'll not revisit this place, even if we were promised the pool would be open and no mud slide on "Road to Hana" to trap us for hours. We even bought the mobile app for "Road to Hana". The app is pretty good and made the trip way way better; however, the road itself sucks. I'm glad that we came counter clockwise from highway 31 to highway 360. We had some drizzles, but not enough to cause flash flood on highway 31 that is much better option than highly 360 if weather permits.
  • The top waterfall is a two mile hike through bamboo forest. Definitely worth it. Getting here is a tough drive though. Taking the Hana highway all the way around is very, very long. Taking the shorter highway there and back is better but the last twenty miles of this road are very narrow, busy, and and there are some bumpy stretches. Once there you are only 9 more miles from Hana. After the falls you can go there for dinner and to gas up. We took the same road back at night. It was quite and much more relaxing. Saw some amazing stars. Note that the falls and surrounding area has basically no amenities.
  • beautiful park, keep your entrance pass from the volcano tho, we had to pay twice. the pools were closed the day we were there due to flash flood issues but still worth the short hike to just see the falls.