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Pipiwai Trail

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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” (552 reviews)
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Mile Marker 41 Hana Hwy, Haleakala National Park, Maui, HI 96713
+1 808-572-4400
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Reviewed yesterday

My son-in-law and I decided to take this hike while the rest of our family relaxed. We both love to photograph things so we had that in common. My caution to all is to be prepared for anything on this hike. Adam is in his...More

Thank Jerry R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Pipiwai Trail is definitely worth the hike. The bamboo forest is amazing and you can get some awesome pictures. Bring your bug spray!

1  Thank Melissa S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the advice of friends and our guidebook and spent the night at an airbnb in Hana. After watching the sunrise from a beach we headed straight out to this trail around 7 am. The road out here was a lot sketchier than we...More

Thank Erin D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hiked early in the day. The trek through the bamboo forest was so beautiful, the paths are very well maintained and the waterfall was worth the hike. Beautiful. Spent the rest of the day on a secluded black sand beach right down the road.

1  Thank Valerie H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hike took us a few hours round trip. When we went the trail was being renovated there was some construction which took us longer. The trail should be fixed now and is paved with wood planks making it really easy. There is a large...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hike takes about 1 1/4 hours from parking lot to the waterfall. My fave part was walking thru the bamboo forest. Felt rather mysterious to me. Unfortunately one cannot get too close to the waterfall at the end of the trail so you don't spend...More

1  Thank shakuroo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you can make it out here, I couldn't recommend it highly enough. We were at the trailhead before 8 and there were only 3 or 4 cars in the lot. On the way back it definitely got a bit more crowded though. The hike...More

Thank Logan W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived around 4PM and were concerned about having enough time to reach the Waimoku falls. We walked quickly, didn't find the hike difficult, and were able to do the round trip in less than 2 hours with an 8 year old along. The bamboo...More

Thank miiamiia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have hiked this trail numerous times through the years. The trail itself is a grand adventure, but the payoff at the end was always being able to sit on some boulders in the mist of the waterfall and have some water and a snack,...More

Thank Luv2GoTravel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Second time we have hiked to this waterfall. Its a big hike but so worth it. Love the bamboo part the best. The actual swimming in the waterfall part was closed yet we still saw people ignoring the warnings. You could still see the waterfall...More

Thank Kandles
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4 September 2017|
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Response from Kandles | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we paid a fee. You enter the national park to hike the trail, that pass also allows you to enter Haleakala for the one price. You also now have to make an appointment to see Haleakala at sunrise, something to do with... More
29 June 2017|
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Response from Kandles | Reviewed this property |
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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