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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” (583 reviews)
“great hike” (88 reviews)
“banyan tree” (50 reviews)
Mile Marker 41 Hana Hwy, Haleakala National Park, Maui, HI 96713
+1 808-572-4400
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This trail looked spectacular in photos, but truly was nothing special. The end of the trail was a spectacular waterfall, but you couldn't get close to it or get good photos of it. The trail was back and forth and alot of repetitive scenery.

Thank Dawn B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was not our first visit. The bamboo forest, the water falls, the great banyan tree, and all sceneries along the trail attract us back time after time. Too bad it is near Hana which takes hours drive to get there. We have young children...More

Thank HH630210
Reviewed 1 week ago

This trail is truly unique for the path its takes through a 'bamboo forest' and tricky points to cross the small streams. The dense and lush green bamboo grove surrounding you is an amazing experience. The occasional brushing of the bamboos makes for a beautiful...More

Thank RaviJains
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Totally worth the hike! The bamboo and waterfall are awesome. Definitely worth the visit. Theres a lot to see in this area. Hike is moderate I’d say...

Thank TruthTellerKari
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Pipiwai Trail is fairly easy to traverse for all ages, being a 3.7 mike round trip hike. The view of the Makahiku waterfall is lovely, then make sure to hike a bit further to see the spectacular Waimoku Falls! The bamboo forest is very...More

1  Thank cream78
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend this hike. Takes about 45 minutes to get to falls - well worth the trip. We did it in flip flops but would have been better to have sneakers. Bamboo forest is amazing. Not a difficult hike but lovely.

1  Thank NutAllergyMom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Plan on several hours here with photo stops, so come early to avoid the crowds. It wasn't a very difficult hike, but it was 4-5 miles roundtrip. There were some narrow, hilly inclines, but otherwise it was not bad. There were several wooden platforms through...More

Thank RHtravels
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You start this trail at the Nat'l Park car parking lot. Bottom to top, the trail is about 2 miles long, and almost constantly climbing. My wife and I are quite fit, and had no trouble, but if you are not fit, there could be...More

6  Thank Skip2870
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

SOO much beauty on this trail. It is mostly shaded, and has lots of signs of where not to go so you don't end up falling over the cliff that this trail hugs half the time. The giant banyan tree, bamboo trail, waterfalls, pools, bridges-...More

1  Thank christineewilkinson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in Hana for a few days in Nov. 2017, and decided we needed to hike the Pipiwai trail as we hadn't done it the last few times we were in Hana. Sadly, it rained the entire time we were in Hana, and the...More

1  Thank Traci H
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14 January 2018|
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Response from alaskantravelnut | Reviewed this property |
Agreed. With backpack only.
Youna K
17 October 2017|
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Response from shakuroo | Reviewed this property |
I think that it might be a bit too difficult for the elderly more than toddlers. Rocky in some parts of the trail. Wooden path thru the bamboo forest is wooden plank and easy.
5 September 2017|
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Response from ltpparrot | Reviewed this property |
Yes their is a fee. The hike is well worth it and incredible!