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Pipiwai Trail

#3 of 9 things to do in Haleakala National Park Features Animals
Mile Marker 41 Hana Hwy, Haleakala National Park, Maui, HI 96713
+1 808-572-4400
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A scenic hiking and horseback riding trail that features major waterfalls, beautiful pools and an eerie bamboo forest.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bamboo forest” (544 reviews)
“great hike” (84 reviews)
“banyan tree” (50 reviews)
Mile Marker 41 Hana Hwy, Haleakala National Park, Maui, HI 96713
+1 808-572-4400
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a gorgeous 4 mile round trip hike to a 400+ foot waterfall. The hike is moderate/substantial. Though it's only 2 miles up to the waterfall, and through the Bamboo Forest, much of the hike is uphill and the ground is uneven. Really recommend...More

Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 4 days ago

The reward for completing this hike is well worth it, and that doesn't take into consideration what you see on the way. So many attractions on the Hana Highway are quick stops but this isn't one of them so plan ahead accordingly because this is...More

Thank NUFCadl
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful trail and so glad I went. I would have enjoyed camping out here. The waterfalls, the bamboo and the ocean are such spectacular sites. Worth driving Hana.

Thank TravelSomeMFS
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent the night in Hana so that we could get to the Pipiwai Trail early when the park opened and have a quiet hike to beautiful falls at the end of the trail. It was a great hike and one of our favorite activities...More

Thank QBzzz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Be prepared with good bug spray and lots of water. It can be very humid in the forest. Loved the transition from large fruit trees to the bamboo forest.

Thank Lauren R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We started our hike by walking down the loop trail and then up to the 1st and second falls. The seven sacred "Pools of Ohe'o" are closed for swimming due to an overabundance of caution as the Parks Service has noted. There is a very...More

1  Thank kimncris
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's really a bummer to see that people have carved their names into both the majestic banyan tree and the bamboo on this hike. It's sad to think that that epic tree may soon look like the one in Lahaina - carved up and disfigured....More

Thank MagyarfromCA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We weren't planning to do this hike and ended up arriving quite late, but went for it anyway. I am so happy we did because walking though the Bamboo forest was one of my favorite experiences of the trip. The hike was a mildly strenuous,...More

1  Thank Danielle19828
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don't leave this too late in the day if you want to walk the whole loop. It's beautiful and the bamboo forest is very cool. Watch for bugs - spray some insect repellent before you head out. Worth a stop for sure.

Thank Arlene_MacD
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the second time that my husband and I hiked up this a 4-mile (round trip) trail. It was a strenuous hike but it was quite interesting to see the freshwater stream and the bamboo walkway again. Because I had arthroscopic surgery in October...More

Thank LenaCDoll
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30 June 2017|
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Response from Janet L | Reviewed this property |
Even though it is an island - things on Maui are quite a ways apart. If you want to do hiking etc you would be much happier with a car if you can swing it. If you shop around the prices are very reasonable compared to any... More
21 April 2017|
Response from rockyjoe | Reviewed this property |
The trail is in the Park about 12 miles past the town of Hana. The trailihead is near the Visitor Center in Kīpahulu part of the Haleakalā National Park. This National Park has two separate areas with one being the... More
Susie G
20 April 2017|
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Response from manicoara | Reviewed this property |
You definitely need 2 days. One is for the road to Hana, and you can stop and do the Pipiwai trail then. The other is for the crater, which is in the middle of the island. Hana is the easternmost point on the island. If... More