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Nakalele Blowhole, Maui

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  • If you have a chance to go see this blowhole do it by all means! Not far from Ka'anapali by car, it's a must see, even if you don't climb all the way to the water (you should!) there's lovely scenery ...  more »
  • This is just a really neat display of nature. It's a nice hike down closest to the blowhole (but keep a safe distance of course) and we could have stayed there for a long time since it is a different ...  more »
  • Beautiful natural landscape but dangerous. 1st, don’t be unprepared ! Have good hiking shoes. You need to be able to climb down and up on big boulders..it is treacherous to say the least. 2-3 hundred ...  more »
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  • Easy access to viewpoints a short distance from the road. Parking lot can fill up quick on a busy weekend. It’s a bit of a hike to get down closer to the blowhole but it is definitely worth it if you make the trek. Don’t be foolish though, it is dangerous to go near the hole but there are many ledges higher up that you can watch it from a safe distance without putting yourself at risk on injury. Make sure to wear sunscreen as well because there is no shade anywhere and no bathrooms
  • If you're taking the Road to Hana, or find yourself otherwise near Nakalele, it's an interesting geological anomaly and worth seeing. I wouldn't make a special trip just for it, though, personally. When we got there there was a semi permanent fruit stand at the top selling some FANTASTIC dried mango, among other things. The walk all the way down to the rocks isn't bad, and worth doing if you're here. The view from the top of the hill way above the blowhole is still worth your time, and is very little effort - not quite wheelchair friendly, but a simple dirt path for a hundred feet or so and you're at the lookout, with great views of the ocean, the blowhole, the coastline and even the mountain behind you. Nice spot.
  • Cool Blowhole. Be careful when standing down by the blowhole. It is easy to feel safe standing on that rock, but sneaker waves can easily creep up and take you into the ocean. My neighbor got pulled off by a sneaker wave on a cliff close to here and ended up dying.
  • I'm no expert hiker or anything, but I've hiked my fair share of trails. I would classify this short hike as intermediate. It's fairly steep down, with multiple routes. Closer to the blow hole, rocks become razor sharp so be careful. Other than that, it was absolutely gorgeous and definitely worth the trip down.
  • This place is amazing!!! We went here with my wife’s family, and had a blast! Super beautiful, great place for pictures. The hike down was a bit strenuous, but nothing too hard, as long as your are cautious. Pictures don’t do this place justice. Highly recommended place to visit. Beautiful drive on the way there also.
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