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Wai'anapanapa State Park

Hana Hwy. near mile marker 32, Hana, Maui, HI
+1 808-984-8109
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Waianapanapa State Park is on the road to Hana, Maui.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hana Hwy. near mile marker 32, Hana, Maui, HI
+1 808-984-8109
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Reviewed yesterday

We drove to Hana and beyond. We didn't leave Kaanapali until 9 am on Saturday and still made it all the way to Oheo Gulch and back to Paia by dark--with lots of stops! This black sand beach was a lot of fun. Have your...More

Thank Kathy C
Reviewed 4 days ago

Black sand beach, beautiful vistas from a cliffside trail and lava caves. This was everyone's favorite stop on our Road to Hana trip. Our only regret was that we had made a few too many stops earlier and were not able to spend as much...More

Thank mu92
Reviewed 5 days ago

It is a long and exciting ride to HANA, with a lot of challenging task for the driver and a lot of great views, waterfalls, etc. for the others in the car. Many people drive the road to the seven pools as turn-point and then...More

1  Thank Adpalme1
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was one of the mile markers we were really excited about. It is really crowded, but it has some amazing views like everything else on the road to Hana. Overall it is a must see.

Thank olivcart13
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This should be your goal destination if you're driving the road to Hana. In fact, if I were to do it over again I would skip all the other stops along the way and drive straight here to spend as much time as I wanted...More

Thank LilyVonSchtupp
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The beach itself is small. Very turisty. The black sand (pebbles) actually are very hard to walk on. Water shoes definitely a must. The current is a little strong. Parking was horrible. The views are an artist dream.

Thank mvictoria72
Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a beautiful place to visit! Take the time to soak in the sights and take a bathroom break! Loved our journey to Hana!

Thank sami3339
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in Maui you NEED to visit. The waterfalls, the black sand beaches... this is what a Maui vacation is all about.

1  Thank Jeff H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a "bucket list" stop for us. My kids were adamant about finding a black sand beach!! It has a walking path, sea caves and gorgeous views. Parking Lot is quite large but there are lots of people! There are restrooms and a beach...More

1  Thank sjgm1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Go early: it gets very crowded by lunch time. Let's make this a simple pro/con list: Pro: Lots of Parking Paved sidewalks Bathroom Camping Unparalleled beauty in nature Wildlife Cons: Unexplainable and deathly hot rock beach will scorch your feet instantly. The shore break is...More

Thank S B
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Darlene B
13 January 2017|
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Response from not-a-big-city-girl | Reviewed this property |
The park is busy in the day, quite a few folks around, we hiked and it was fine. I would recommend that you call in ahead and check what the outdoor camping facilities are, then make a decision about over night. all the... More
5 November 2016|
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Response from HOUTXTrvlr | Reviewed this property |
Definitely make the stop at this park. My husband and I went in July for our honeymoon and we really enjoyed it. I would say it is #3 on my list. Make sure you venture into the caves. Our top other things to do would be a... More
15 October 2016|
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Response from MauiTraveller50 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, no they're not. Also make sure yiu bring insect repellant if therr has been a been a lot of wet weather.