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Bamboo Forest

Maui, HI
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Located at Oheo Gulch, the Bamboo Forest offers good hiking.
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good12%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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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

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Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Amazing and tough to hike, but worth the effort. We found a bamboo stick helpful in keeping our balance. Only hiked to the first two waterfalls. Lots of mud and slippery rocks. At first I felt I was going to get lost and never find...More

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Reviewed 4 May 2017

This was one of my Wifes favorite part of our Maui Trip and it was free! We only made it to the second waterfall and it was beautiful! The hike itself was fun, you feel like your in another world. Plenty of cars were parked...More

Thank Jesus Giovanni G
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Sometimes you just want to getaway and slowdown here is a perfectly place. Located in a National Park , great day for a walk, and at the end of the trail is beautiful waterfall, picnic lunch a must. On caveat uneven terrain and when it...More

Thank Dadruntrack
Reviewed 14 April 2017

It was quite a long hike, but glad we did it. The bamboo forest is better than the waterfall at the end, That being said, it was quite dry when we were there so there wasn't much going over the falls. It was very high...More

2  Thank Jane T
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

We are avid hikers and this was a dangerous and difficult hike. The first itself it's cool, yes, but the treacherous path to the 4th waterfall is just not worth it. When we got back to our car it had been broken into and our...More

4  Thank mrsrcruz
Reviewed 2 April 2017

The Bamboo Forest hike I'm reviewing is the one just past Haiku, Maui at Mile Marker #6 on Hana Highway 360. There is another Bamboo Forest near Hana as well, so just wanted to be clear on which one I am reviewing. Allow a good...More

8  Thank 42Patti
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

We are so glad we hiked into the bamboo forest and to the waterfalls. The swim and hike right through the waterfall to the last pool was well worth it! It's slippery so walk carefully. We were glad to be wearing sneakers and couldn't believe...More

Thank KGandDH
Reviewed 26 March 2017

You can also read my review last year..... This is a bit of a challenge unless you are physically fit but it is "doable" if you are a healthy couch potato and have good shoes and proper hydration. It is two miles up the hill:...More

Thank Bruce C
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16 October 2017|
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Response from wintihsinhth | Reviewed this property |
definitely - as long as they aren't timid and dont mind mud and water. there is a lot of mud, and some climbing on ropes and ladders that might scare a reasonable parent.... a slip could cause some serious harm. good... More
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.
12 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