Pipiwai Trail

MODERATE 89 reviews
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Pipiwai Trail is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Hana, Hawaii 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 1617 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 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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12 days ago

This is a nice hike. That being said, it is a solid 4 miles, not 3.5 as the app says. Make sure to get there with enough sunlight left. It's going to take you at least an hour to get to the falls if you are stopping to occasionally take pics, then there is the hike back. Bamboo forest is cool but I would say that it doesn't compare to Manoa falls in Oahu. At the end of the trail is a large, very tall, waterfall which is a great site. Signs are posted not to go further but we did see an occasional person go and swim in the pool.
Be sure to bring water and stay hydrated. It is mostly up hill/up stairs for most of the way there. There are steps, steps, and then more steps.

25 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Did this yesterday. The hike up took us an hour and 20 minutes because we stopped to look around and take photos. Coming back down was about 40 minutes. It's a very easy hike and worthwhile. The bamboo forest was a beautiful sight. You will get attacked by mosquitoes though!!

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome hike, tons of waterfalls with the best one at the end of the trail! The bamboo forest was amazing to walk through as well!

hiking
1 month ago

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1 month ago

Beautiful hike!

hiking
1 month ago

my wife and I did this hike after staying in Hana. AMAZING waterfall.

1 month ago

This is an easy hike the whole family can take to see an awesome 400 ft waterfall . It is accessible from the Haleakala national park in Hana . This is the same park where 7 sacred pools is located .

1 month ago

Incredible trail. The ride out there is a bit long (coming from Wailea), but is beautiful and an adventure in and of its own. Think Big Sur, Hawai'ian style. Plan on getting wet and seeing 30+ waterfalls. Be sure to leave as early in the morning as possible to avoid crowds.

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Wonderfull!

hiking
3 months 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.

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hiking
4 months ago

4 months ago

Awesome and beautiful hike!! Highly recommend it.

5 months ago

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