Pipiwai Trail

MODERATE 55 reviews
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Pipiwai Trail is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Hana, HI that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

3.5 miles 1607 feet Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

no dogs

A unique and very special waterfall hike where your adventures begin even before you reach the trailhead. A favorite Maui hike, yet for some people the drive to the trailhead alone is excitement enough. The Hana Highway is sixty miles of scenic but curvy coastal road, reportedly featuring 620 curves and 59 bridges, most of which are single-lane bridges. If you relish your driving experiences then the Hana Highway alone is a "must-do". The approx. 4 mile round trip to the falls and back takes in several great waterfalls before reaching the spectacular Waimoku Falls, and a boardwalk journey through dense, dark bamboo forest that you're unlikely to forget.

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1 day ago

16 days ago

Wonderfull!

hiking
19 days ago

This is a great trail! At the moment the end is closed so you can't get close up to the final falls. The scenery is breathtaking and the guavas on the trail are an added bonus. This is not a difficult trail at all.

1 month ago

Awesome and beautiful hike!! Highly recommend it.

2 months ago

Awesome hike! Two great waterfalls in one day--plus the pools are incredible!

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail with a huge amount of diversity. Saw multiple great water falls and a really cool bamboo forest!

hiking
3 months ago

Amazing! Come prepared - hiking sticks a must! Rain poncho a must!!! Solid shoes a must!!! Bring water snacks. Not for kids. It will rain no more like pour - flash floods will happen. Very slippery did I say slippery! Muddy and wet. It's magically seems too good to be true. Go early in the day. It's worth the drive - amazing!!! Bucket list item.

3 months ago

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3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

One of the best things we did in Maui! Be VERY careful it is raining... tourists are rescued from this trail when they underestimate the weather and decide to still hike even when it is pouring down rain. The trail can and will flood. The bamboo forest was my favorite part... I would have stayed there all day.

hiking
4 months ago

great hike past the seven sacred pools, Makena falls, bamboo forrest to Waimoku falls.

4 months ago

The trail itself is not difficult but the heat makes it tough. make sure you bring a snack and lots of cold water!!

hiking
5 months ago

Wouldn't say this trail is hard, probably moderate. Mostly because of the heat (whew!) and the bugs. Bring bug spray and lots of water.

hiking
5 months ago

It's a well maintained trail. I wouldn't say it was hard, maybe moderate. The waterfall at the end is stunning and totally worth the hike. And even worth the $100 fine for going past the sign to get closer ;)

walking
5 months ago

I don't know why this trail is rated as hard. I would say easy, moderate at worst. I did the trail in flip flops, and didn't bring water...so the rating should be changed. Most of the elevation gain is done via stairs, so there was no issue with me having forgot my sneakers. Anyone can do this trail. Bring bug bands or bug spray. Good photo ops along the trail.

hiking
6 months ago

6 months ago

Spectacularly beautiful! My favorite part is the incredible bamboo forest! Easy hike for just about anyone.

hiking
7 months ago

Best hike I've ever done!! Absolutely amazing. Keep going to the end to see the 400 foot falls! You won't regret it. Make sure to bring mosquito repellent as this is a rainforest.

hiking
7 months ago

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8 months ago