Hiking The Pipiwai Trail
The 30th most popular hiking trail in Hawaii.
Sunday 10 July 2016 06:27 GMT
South of Hana on Maui, the Pipiwai Trail is a 4 mile round trip hiking trail that is known for it's spectacular views of Waimoku Falls. The Pipiwai Trail ascends through the rain forest and bamboo forest to the 400 foot tall Waimoku Falls. Note: while the trail is maintained, the route can be pretty muddy.
To reach the Pipiwai Trail from Hana, head south on Hana Highway to the Kipahula Visitor Center. Start hiking up Oheo Gulch for two miles. This is also known as the Seven Sacred Pools. The route crosses Pipiwai stream numerous times and passes through bamboo forests. The route climbs about 650 feet and make sure to plan plenty of time since it can take up to 5 hours round trip for some hikers.
Overall, Pipiwai Trail is the 30th most popular hiking trail of all 45 hikes in Hawaii. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Pipiwai Trail including Sliding Sands, Mamane Trail, Piilani Trail, Kaupo Gap Trail, Hana-Waianapanapa Coast Trail and Iao Valley TrailPolipoli Loop.