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Pipiwai Trail Tours

Pipiwai Trail
Immerse yourself in the best of Maui’s rain forest, as you hike through bamboo along a tranquil stream. Set in Haleakala National Park, the Pipiwai Trail takes you about 4 miles (6.4 kilometers) round-trip to the base of the stunning Waimoku Falls.

The Basics
Head out on the Pipiwai Trail from the Kipahulu Visitor Center and stay on the well-trodden path to Makahiku Falls, a 200-foot (60-meter) cascade that’s a worthy endpoint for visitors looking for a shorter hike. For the real treasures, though, continue on to discover a massive banyan tree, tunnel-like bamboo forest, and the 400-foot (122-meter) Waimoku Falls. 

The trail is easy to follow on your own, but you can also join a ranger-led hike to learn more about the sights along the way. Some guided Road to Hana tours include the hike. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Take both sun and rain protection, as the weather can change quickly on this part of the island. 
  • Wear sturdy shoes—the unpaved trail is well-maintained, but there are roots and steep, often muddy portions.
  • There’s a fee to enter the national park, but no permits or additional payments are required to hike the trail.
  • Ranger-led hikes must be reserved in advance. Call up to a week before your visit to schedule. 
  • Pets aren’t permitted on the trail. 
How to Get There
The trailhead is located at the far end of the Road to Hana, around 12 miles (19 kilometers) past the town of Hana at mile marker 41. You can skip the hassle of navigating the cliffside road by booking a tour that includes round-trip transportation. 

When to Get There
The ideal time to hike this popular trail is in the early morning or evening, when crowds are fewer. Expect rain and humid weather, regardless of the season. 

Visiting the Pools of ʻOheʻo
While visiting the Pipiwai Trail, don’t miss the Pools of ʻOheʻo, a series of waterfalls and pools surrounded by lush rain forest. You can swim in the pools, but jumping off the cliffs—while popular—isn’t technically allowed. Conveniently accessible from the Kipahulu Visitor Center, the pools are one of the park’s top attractions, so get there early.  
Address: Pipiwai Trail, Wailua, Hawaii, USA
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10 Tours and Activities to Experience Pipiwai Trail

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Road to Hana Day Trip

Road to Hana Day Trip

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Take an epic journey along the stretch of picturesque roadway known as the Road to Hāna on this full-day tour that highlights the best of Hawaii's natural beauty and stunning landscapes. See beautiful beaches, quiet coastline, and towering waterfalls as you make your way across the Kalepa Bridge, where the highway continues to Kīpahulu on the Piilani Highway. This journey through the iconic narrow highway is comprised of 59 bridges and more than 600 curves taking travelers in and out of rain forest and tropical foliage.
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Full Day Road to Hana Adventure Tour with Pickup

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Hit the world-famous road to Hana during the full-day sightseeing tour of this byway’s lush farms, scenic overlooks, and rich Hawaiian history. Try to keep your jaw from dropping as you proceed along this iconic north-Maui route, passing postcard-perfect scenery at Wai'anapanapa State Park, Ho’okipa Beach Park, and Waikani Falls. Continue on to Ke’anae, a historic Hawaiian hamlet known for its fisherman and photo-worthy atmosphere, and see the final resting place of aviator Charles Lindbergh. A guide, round-trip hotel transport, and lunch are all included.
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Maui Luxury Full Circle Road to Hana Waterfalls & Lunch

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The Hana Highway weaves along the northeast coast of Maui, and it’s well known on the island for the postcard-perfect waterfalls that punctuate it. Spend your day exploring these dramatic natural highlights and swimming in their pools on this fully-chauffeured tour. Instead of hiring your own expensive rental car and trying to drive this winding and unfamiliar road yourself, navigate the winding scenic roads of the Hana Highway with your guide at the wheel.
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Make the trip along the famous Road to Hana in style during this 10-hour sightseeing day trip by luxurious limo-van, including a stop to explore Ka’eleku Cavern. Enjoy unparalleled views of the Pacific coast and the beautiful rainforests as you drive this incredible road. Then check out the unique subterranean interior of Ka’eleku Cavern and its ancient lava formations. Stop for an upscale lunch before reaching Hana to experience its beautiful tropical nursery garden and waterfall pools, cooling off with an invigorating dip. Your trip includes a light breakfast, snacks, round-trip hotel transport and a guide.
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Road to Hana Tours

Road to Hana Tours

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The Road to Hana is a 64-mile (103-kilometer) stretch of highway along Maui’s eastern coast that boasts incredible views. Forget the hassle of renting a car and trying to navigate the highway and book a private tour so you can relax and enjoy the views. Choose from two different tour tours to better suit the interests of you and your group or customize your own itinerary with your driver-guide.
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