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Pipiwai Trail

#3 of 9 things to do in Haleakala National Park Features Animals
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” (531 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 3 days ago

After a stressful drive on the road to Hana, this was a treasure! The bamboo forest was our favorite portion of the hike. It was by far my favorite thing on the road to Hana.

Thank Emily M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hike is steep at the beginning but then more gentle for the upper portion. Much of it has boardwalk so you don't get muddy. It is well worth the couple of hours it'll take to get up and back down (about 1.8 miles each...More

Thank geosupergeek
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you only have time, or only want to do one hike on Maui this is the hike to do. It is so diverse and leads to a beautiful waterfall. Though you can't actually go up to the waterfall anymore it is still worth it!...More

Thank mivene09
Reviewed 1 week ago

I wrote about this as part of my review of the Road to Hana, but I'm glad to see it has it's own section on TripAdvisor. This is an absolute must adventure if you are in remotely decent physical condition. It's a fairly easy 3...More

Thank Ray K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did this trail on our Road to Hana adventure. The scenery was beautiful. It poured on us on and off. The trail was very slick in places. It was quite a workout! Amazing waterfalls.

Thank Kay D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were hesitant to do this hike because it was getting to be late in the day and we had to drive back to the airport for a red eye. I'm so glad we took the time to do the hike! To me, this was...More

Thank Lindsey B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Pipiwai Trail was my favorite activity on our road to Hana day. The trail is found in the Kipahulu district of Haleakala National Park and admission to the park is $20. The park is about 10 miles past the town of Hana so it...More

1  Thank GoVols79
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'd give this trail 5 stars if it were less than a mile long. But it's two miles, and the reward for the journey is a *little* underwhelming. Waterfall was tall, but not intense (you know, like Paradise Falls from Up?) I am aware that...More

Thank Matthew C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take water and good hiking shoes. The views and landscape going up is incredible. The bamboo forest is awesome. The waterfall at the end is fantastic!

Thank ltpparrot
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

highly recommended to visit ,little tricky to find the entrance,grab hiking shoes ,not flipflops.Feels like in the bamboo jungle

Thank Matthew J
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Can you access the trail from the park instead of Hana?
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
Susie G
Hello! I will be visiting at the end of May and was planning on doing the road to Hana and sunset at the Haleakala crater. I really want to fit the pipiwai trail in on one of those days. Do you have to drive the road to Hana to get to the crater? Would it be better to do the crater and train in the same day or do the pipiwai trail when we do the rest of the road to Hana??
20 April 2017|
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Response from manicoara | Reviewed this property |
You definitely need 2 days. One is for the road to Hana, and you can stop and do the Pipiwai trail then. The other is for the crater, which is in the middle of the island. Hana is the easternmost point on the island. If... More
Sandra M
We are planning on doing the Road to Hana and finishing up with the Pipiwai trail hike to the waterfall. We plan on leaving the hotel early and doing some minor hiking and stops along the Hana trip. What time should we try to get to the trailhead for Pipiwai? I'd hate to get stuck on the trail at dark, and I remember from past experience, the night drive back to Kaanapali on the Pilani highway wasn't so great either. thanks
28 March 2017|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
I can tell you that it took us 1 hour to the falls and back going at a leisure pace. 3:30 does sound like a good time. It would give you enough time to get back before sunset.