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Pipiwai Trail

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Address: Mile Marker 41 Hana Hwy, Haleakala National Park, Maui, HI 96713
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A scenic hiking and horseback riding trail that features major waterfalls,...

A scenic hiking and horseback riding trail that features major waterfalls, beautiful pools and an eerie bamboo forest.

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Amazing hike- love the Bamboo Forrest

If you are wanting to do this and coming from Kaanapali, leave at 6:00am. Yes, really- you need that much time. GO TO THE PIPIWAI TRAIL FIRST!!! It's towards the very end (then... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First time ever visiting a bamboo forest, what a unique and refreshing place! Make sure to wear lots of mosquito repellent and dress in layers. I would give more than two hours to do this trail, so that you can go at a comfortable pace and take your time in exploring.

Thank Chris J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are wanting to do this and coming from Kaanapali, leave at 6:00am. Yes, really- you need that much time. GO TO THE PIPIWAI TRAIL FIRST!!! It's towards the very end (then you will work yourself backwords later). Hiking is 2 miles in and 2 miles out. Take snacks, water, and wear tennis shoes. The trails are up and... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a much easier hike compared to the walk to Red Sand Beach. Do not attempt it in flip flops and be prepared incase the neighbour bull is on the path just before the gate. That was a shock but he seemed friendly enough. The hike down is much faster as you'll likely take less pictures then the way... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you travel to Hana, it is worth stretching your legs for a few hours on this hike! The hike is about 2 miles each way, but it is mostly easy terrain, and beautiful the entire way! You will go on bridges over smaller waterfalls, and walk through a bamboo staircase which is one of the most amazing things I... More 

Thank Katie F
Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this hike. It wasn't to challenging. The waterfalls were amazing and the Bamboo forest is so unreal it seems like something from Disneyland. We loved listening as the wind moved the bamboo and they would knock together. The waterfall at the end of the trail was spectacular. It's a hard, slow drive though. But if you are driving... More 

Thank Rachel U
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great moderate hike. You don't really get to look around and see a lot because you have to watch your foot placement but it's still a worthwhile venture.

Thank jakeswife
Ventura, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The trail takes several hours but well worth it. It is four miles round trip. And seeing the bamboo forest, and the waterfalls is awesome, breathtaking. Most people did not take water, which is incomprehensible, and a lot of men and women were wearing sandals, which is also incomprehensible. This is a moderate trail with lots of steps, hazards, and... More 

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must see in Maui! My wife and I visited on our honeymoon and this was one of the highlights of the trip. The hike through a bamboo forest to a massive and gorgeous waterfall is a once in a lifetime experience (well, hopefully we will do it again though!). The hike is not too strenuous either. If... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 552 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Pipiwai Trail is located in the Kīpahulu part of the Haleakalā National Park and is also located about 12 miles past the town of Hāna (on the famous road to Hana). The trailhead is very close to the Kīpahulu Visitor Center. This trail is 2 miles out and 2 miles back and generally goes uphill on the way out... More 

Thank rockyjoe
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Make a point to do this hike but give yourself plenty of time to complete it. After a long day driving the Road to Hana we finally arrived at the Pipiwai Trail. It was later in the day so we were unable to linger more during the hike for fear of leaving at dusk. Luckily at the beginning of the... More 

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