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Bamboo Forest

Maui, HI
+1 808-248-7375
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Located at Oheo Gulch, the Bamboo Forest offers good hiking.
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good12%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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11 - 20 of 146 reviews

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

3  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

7  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
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful hike through forests of arbutus trees, banyan trees then bamboo and finishes at a 400 foot waterfall! Depending on the time of year it can be dry or wet we just went March 20th and it was dry and easy to...More

Thank RSB_8
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Well, this was a pure beauty. Really, the photos cannot describe the reality, you have to experience yourself. It is just pure nature, clean air and amazing walk among the trees in the forest. And the waterfall at the end, I mean WOW!

Thank Daniela H
Reviewed 15 March 2017

The bamboo forest is in the Pipiwai Trail. We are seniors and found the walk moderate but advise wearing good footwear. The trail leads to Waimoku Falls and along the way, we walked through very tall bamboo. The trail is easy to follow. Bring water,...More

1  Thank coast_to_coast_250
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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Life is all about those new experiences. I've never heard the sound of clanking bamboo. It's dream like. It wasn't busy when I got there. I want the back side of Hana so I got there before the crowds. Just imagine walking down the path...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 March 2017

An amazing trail that ends at a beautiful waterfall. The sound that the bamboo makes as you walk through a quite forest is almost mesmerizing. Make sure you give yourself enough time to get down before dark. It took us 1.5 hours with several stops...More

1  Thank RussU2525
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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