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Pipiwai Trail

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A scenic hiking and horseback riding trail that features major waterfalls, beautiful pools and an eerie bamboo forest.
Mile Marker 41 Hana Hwy, Haleakala National Park, Maui, HI 96713
+1 808-572-4400
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This has been one of our favorite stops and hikes for years. Most tourists make it to Hana and count it good without knowing how beautiful this spot in Haleakalā National Park really is. The Pipiwai Trail is nominally 2 miles to the Falls, 4...More

1  Thank Marc B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very cool bamboo forest. Try not to venture out of the trail, some things are cool but not worth risking your life over. There's very steep cliffs and one slip and you can ☠️. So just be careful! Shaka guide was right about this. Well...More

Thank 351susiez
Reviewed 1 week ago

The bamboo and the waterfalls are worth the walk. It is a very peaceful, beautiful, and rather mild hike.

Thank MasterP007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't do this if you are running out of time during your trip on the 'road to Hana'. Download the gypsy road to Hana App this is a MUST. We stayed over night in Hana so we had time to do this the following day...More

3  Thank WilsonWedding
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this hike. It was beautiful. Get there early it says 2 miles each any but I showed a little more. I wish we had more time. The pools weren't open for swimming when we went which would have been nice. Definitely take water.

Thank Kristie K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I did this bike on our last day in Maui. I’m surprised that people are saying it’s easy. We are experienced hikers and didn’t find it particularly challenging but you’d need to be in decent shape to do it. It’s not a...More

2  Thank DanaAU
Reviewed 8 October 2018

The trail through the bamboo was beautiful and so was the waterfall at the end. Well worth doing (even in the hot sun in the beginning). Taking in the views and doing the hike will take about an hour and a half or so. This...More

1  Thank Deb N
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

First off, let's be clear how to get here...ONLY TAKE HANA HIGHWAY. If your GPS tries to send you anywhere else, dont just follow it. My husband and I accidentally did today and ended up on the highway compared to Bolivia's Highway to Hell. Unfortunately...More

2  Thank apriede14
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Amazing hike! Not too strenuous with 650 ft gain in elevation, and took about 3 hours to complete. The scenery was varied to keep us interested, with pools, waterfalls, a giant banyan tree, and bamboo forest.

2  Thank NadiaShm
Reviewed 14 September 2018

If you love hiking this trail is a must do. Me and my new wife really enjoyed the scenery and the trail is well maintained.

1  Thank Logan Z
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13 November 2018|
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Response from rockyjoe | Reviewed this property |
If the weather is good (not pouring rain) it is not that hard of a hike. Wear good shoes as it is a bit rocky and there are some tree roots to look out for.
16 May 2018|
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Response from AurorasEnvy | Reviewed this property |
This would be a really long day, I wouldn’t advise it.
16 April 2018|
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Response from CCgetoutside | Reviewed this property |
Just pay for admission to the park.