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Iao Valley State Monument

54 S High St, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-2102
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Iao Valley State Monument, Maui, will remain closed indefinitely due to extensive damage from heavy rain and flooding the night of September 13 and early morning on September 14, 2016.
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  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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54 S High St, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-2102
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Reviewed 17 November 2015

This place is beautiful. There are well organized paths so it is easy to go for a walk and see the landscape, vegetation, the mountains etc,,, I would not advise to try to hike there. In order to hike, you have to go off the...More

1  Thank greatravel
Reviewed 16 November 2015 via mobile

First check the quickly-changing weather before you go. You may get soaked but the awesome views are worthwhile. Be sure to walk up to the "needle" viewpoint (a moderate stair-climb) or down to the river. Lots of native flora and fauna awaits.

1  Thank ChehalisJeff
Reviewed 16 November 2015

The information in the book says there is swimming but it is hard to find. Get the public bathroom fit so we don't have to use Port-A-Johns

1  Thank barbara_edgerton
Reviewed 12 November 2015

It was a easy walk . I enjoyed the different vegetation. I wish the walk was a bit longer. The water was low but I stuck my feet in to cool off. Apparently a nice swimming hole for the locals. I am glad I went...More

Thank vivlong
Reviewed 11 November 2015

Experience one of Maui's treasures. Take a walk in a beautiful rain forest or be more adventurous and hike the place. The difference between walk and hike, as used here, is distance and difficulty. You can choose anything from an easy walk to a strenuous,...More

Thank Wise_Eagle
Reviewed 8 November 2015

The informational panels were very helpful and very educational. You are done in 30 minutes, but this is definitely worth the trip. $5 to park worth every penny.

Thank jwredlabel
Reviewed 4 November 2015 via mobile

This place is easy to get to, so rather than the hours to get to Hana, this can easily be done if staying I either of the two main resort areas on the island, Kihei or Kaanapali. That said my family did wish there were...More

Thank Tracie W
Reviewed 3 November 2015 via mobile

Reasonably priced parking and a short stroll up to a viewpoint. Some information boards give you info about the area. Can see the whole site in half an hour but the scenery is very impressive. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank Sorellina
Reviewed 3 November 2015

We arrived at the monument early and just as we were leaving the tour buses arrived so try to get here early AM. It makes so much difference to enjoy the area when it's quiet and serene. Parking is $5.00.

Thank Antiochann
Reviewed 3 November 2015

If you have an hour to spare, spend it in Iao Valley. There's a lot of opportunity to take pictures here so don't forget your phone. The easy walking trail is right beside Iao Stream. It's so lush that you can smell and taste clean...More

1  Thank Judy B
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13 June 2017|
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Response from LisaMarieScubaDiva | Reviewed this property |
Too far and uphill. Take a taxi.
28 April 2017|
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Response from jefferyp2017 | Reviewed this property |
I did some googling, and this is the most recent info I could come up with, "The County of Maui’s Kepaniwai Park at ʻĪao reopened on Monday, April 10, 2017, but according to a Parks Department announcement ʻĪao Valley State... More
23 February 2017|
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Response from JimScubaDude | Reviewed this property |
I hear it is still closed from December floods but cannot be definitive on this. Iao Valley did not really have a "real hike" in it as it is more like 0.25 round trip. It has a little vertical but mostly is a beautiful... More