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Bamboo Forest

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Explore Maui: Hana Highway Drive and Waterfalls Hike
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Located at Oheo Gulch, the Bamboo Forest offers good hiking.
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good12%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“great hike” (15 reviews)
“mile marker” (17 reviews)
“rock face” (5 reviews)
Maui, HI
+1 808-248-7375
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

This is a great hike through the bamboo. Awesome photo ops. Short hike to a couple of waterfalls. This place can easily be hazardous - very slippery in places. Be smart when you are hiking. Don't take chances.

Thank Melissa S
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

While traveling the road to Hana, you will come to the National Park just past the town of Hana. There is a nice trail to a water fall, you will have to endure a few steep steps than a nice trail through a bamboo forest....More

Thank Ronald B
Reviewed 30 August 2017

People are reviewing two different bamboo forest hikes here, but I am here to talk about the one at mile marker #6.5. While the bamboo forest is very cool, I would advise people to proceed with caution when considering hiking here. First, this is PRIVATE...More

12  Thank kwinschuh
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

I think people are combining two places in this review, but I visited the one at mile marker 6.5. It's a mild adventure to get to the first two falls. The third requires a potentially deadly climb up a steep 20' rock face, but lots...More

3  Thank liquidsunshine01
Reviewed 20 July 2017

This was an awesome hike. You don't have to travel all the way to Hana to go on a beautiful waterfall hike. But you will need the right shoes (do not wear flip flops), and you will need to be an experienced hiker, or adventurer...More

Thank aarentow
Reviewed 4 July 2017

We walked through it under a rain for a few hours, bare feet and wearing only swimtrunks because it was so muddy and wet. The exciting part was to come to the open pools and swim in them - what a great reward for wandering...More

1  Thank dshakhov
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Bamboo Forest is a must see stop on Road to Hana. Very limited parking spaces on the side of the road but the view, the scenery will make you WOW! Trail to the falls is a bit rough and steep but manageable.

1  Thank Tony H
Reviewed 14 June 2017

A must see! You will find the Bamboo forest in Haiku, Maui at Mile Marker #6 on Hana Highway 360. This review is only about the forest as I haven´t done the hike. I loved the forest as the bamboo sticks are massive :) You...More

2  Thank felixtravelbook
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

This is a review of Bamboo Forest and the waterfalls that are closest to the airport (not Hana). The hike is probably an hour and a half round trip with lots of wet/muddy pathways, wet rocks, and boulders. Definitely recommend wearing closed toe shoes over...More

8  Thank Brad R
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

We hiked through the Bamboo Forest found on the Pipiwai Trail in the Kipahulu section of Haleakala National Park. It seems there is another hike through a bamboo forest at an earlier stop along the road to Hana. The national park is found 9.5 miles...More

Thank GoVols79
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17 October 2017|
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Response from Brad R | Reviewed this property |
Yes. We saw children much younger than 8 on the hike. However, I think about 6 would be the youngest I would take on the hike.
We have a day planned in February to leave from Wailea at noon (due to a work conference.. already darting out early!) to try to go to the bamboo forest/Gulch/Pipiwai Trail area. I know the drive is roughly 3-4 hours if we take the "front side" road to Hana. We will be exploring until sunset it sounds like. My questions: Is there a "closing time" to the Haleakala Park entrances? Is a an unreasonable/guaranteed unpleasant idea to travel back to Wailea in the dark on the front side of the road to Hana? Is traffic bad headed out of Hana after dark, or lighter due to tour buses already gone for the day? (I'll also probably check the "back side" road conditions a day or two before our mid-Feb trip to see if the daylight portion of our noon trip to the forest could be accomplished from this direction. Aware of rental car issues, etc.) Thanks for any thoughts. Want a pleasant day and up for a challenge but not up for a trip-ruining traffic nightmare.
13 January 2017|
Response from Sue D | Reviewed this property |
Hello, We spent several days in Hana exploring. We left Mamas Fish House near Paia by 2pm to drive the Hana highway, by the time we arrived at our cottage (Hana Accommodations) it was getting dark 6pm. We were not in a... More
25 April 2015|
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Response from soar2stars | Reviewed this property |
No, can't be done in an hour. Allow a minimum of 2 hours. In my opinion, the Bamboo Forest + waterfalls is NOT the "side trip" of Hana, it is the DESTINATION FOCUS of Hana, and it not to be missed. Personally, it believe... More