Pipiwai Trail, Haleakala National Park

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Must see · Equestrian Trail · Nature / Park
One of Haleakala National Park’s most scenic hiking routes, Pipiwai Trail guides you past the thundering Makahiku waterfalls, and all the way up to the 122 m (400 ft) Waimoku Falls. The moderately strenuous hike is 6.4 km (4 mi) roundtrip and has a 244 m (800 ft) elevation change. Surrounded with lush greenery, the trail is well marked and covered with boardwalk in some sections. You will have to cross streams in a couple spots, so take care, especially if the water is moving fast. Remember to bring closed-toe shoes, food, water, sunscreen, and insect repellent. Before you head to Haleakala National Park, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Haleakala National Park trip maker app, to make sure you see all that Haleakala National Park has to offer, including Pipiwai Trail.
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  • The Pipiwai Trail is one of the most scenic spots in Maui and a great way to break up the long Road to Hana day trip. The trailhead is inside Haleakala National Park on the southeast corner of the...  more »
  • A warning to people arriving later in the day to the national park where the pipiwai trail and o’heo pools are located- while Hawaiians may be lax casual about how fast they serve you lunch (a...  more »

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