Hiking The Pipiwai Trail

The 30th most popular hiking trail in Hawaii.

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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.


Local Contact(s):  HCNP (808) 248-7375; Maui Tourism (800) 525-MAUI; Hawaii Trail & Access System (808) 873-3508; Maui Weather (808) 877-5111 or 871-5054; Maui Hiking Safaris (808) 573-0168; Hike Maui Tours (808) 879-5270; Maui Eco-Adventures (808) 661-7720.

Recommended Book:  "Ultimate Maui Guidebook" from Andrew Doughty

Best Season:  Any

Base Camp:  NP Paliku CG; Oheo CG (808) 248-7375

Luxury Loding:  Paia Inn Hotel, Paia (808) 579-6000

Breakfast Restaurant:  Da Kitchen Cafe, Kahului; Komodo Bakery, Makawao

Reference Source:  click here http://www.nps.gov/hale

GPS:  20.6622, -156.0434

Date Published:  1/1/2016

Date Updated:  7/10/2016

ID:  23223


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