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“The bamboo portion of the hike is incredible”
Review of Pipiwai Trail

Pipiwai Trail
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Owner description: A scenic hiking and horseback riding trail that features major waterfalls, beautiful pools and an eerie bamboo forest.
Reviewed 19 June 2012

If you are making it all the way to Hana, don't skip out on this trail. The bamboo section of the trail is unlike any other hike you will find. The sound of bamboo clanking in the wind is unforgettable.

Once you get to the waterfall, don't get too close. People die there from falling rocks, including a young local girl when we were there.

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Reviewed 18 June 2012

Yes, it's 2 miles each way, but well worth it. Where else can you hike nearly a mile through an incredible bamboo forest and experience various other incredible waterfalls, pools and vistas only to arrive at a waterfall that has a vertical 400 foot drop right in front of you . . . . WOW - Make sure you leave yourself enough time and Don't skip it.

Note that the falls, the bamboo forest and the 7 pools are all in the same location in the national park about 8 miles beyond Hana. Consider driving to or returning from Hana on the back road (Hwy 31) past the winery, lavendar farm, etc. and avoid the traffic and experience new scenery. The 7 miles of unpaved has alphalt, it's just bumpy and a cow mighht be in the road now and then but any car can make it assuming there has not been heavy rain.

6  Thank hotlanta2
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Reviewed 16 June 2012

Getting to this hike is intense...612 hairpin turns and 54 one lane bridges on the road to Hana. Share the driving as the driver doesn't get as dizzy and thrown by each turn as the passsengers do. Plan a whole day, of which this hike is only a small part. But it is worth it and an adventure! The views on this remote part of Maui are indescribable. The hike is not difficult at all and not very steep, but there are many beauitful vistas and sites along the way. From the giant banyon tree, to the river, and finally the bamboo forest, (which the sound of is very special...like wooden wind chimes), it is a hike you will never forget!

The falls is spectacular and a great place to stop and meditate and have a snack before heading back. The hike did not take as long as had been projected. It only took us 40 minutes up and 40 minutes back, and that was with stopping to take photos etc...We drove back the other way, on the partial dirt road along the cliffs, and it was worth it (and not as many hairpin turns), though still 3 hours!

3  Thank jan h
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Reviewed 15 June 2012

I've been to Maui twice and this hike was the highlight of both! It's definitely worth the trip.

2  Thank Rachel B
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Reviewed 9 June 2012

This hike to the falls is the absolute best time ever spent. The bamboo forest was surreal and unforgettable. The first site of the fall itself was absolutely breathtaking. A must do if you go to Maui.

3  Thank Carrie57_261
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