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Iao Needle Trail

Wailuku, HI

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Iao Needle Trail is a 0.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Wailuku, HI that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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Recent Reviews

on Iao Needle Trail
2 days ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

Fantastic hike! ... if you take the "secret trail". has to be some of the best scenery I've seen!

on Lahaina Pali Trail from t...
3 days ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

Nice steep trail with no shade. Great view. Bring Sunscreen!

on Waihe'e Ridge Trail
9 days ago

hiking
64 Completed51 Reviews

Beautiful hike in the fog and when it lifted we could see waterfalls and a loud river below the valley.

on Iao Needle Trail
13 days ago

15 Completed15 Reviews

on Lahaina Pali Trail
24 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Start from the beach end and make it an out an back loop. the high point of the trail is around 2.5 miles in and puts you right under the wind turbines which is cool.

on Iao Needle Trail
25 days ago

hiking
64 Completed51 Reviews

Continued hiking on dirt path beyond view of needle. Great views

on Lahaina Pali Trail
1 month ago

hiking
2 Completed1 Reviews

It was all uphill the first half and all downhill the second half, and I personally like to change it up. There also wasn't much shade, but the view was pretty once you got up there!

on Waihe'e Ridge Trail
1 month ago

hiking
2 Completed2 Reviews

Beautiful trail. We started a little after 8 and had some clouds at the top. Barely got a glimpse of Molokai on the other side from the top. All views all the way up were fantastic. One of my favorite parts (besides the views) was when we hit the part where we could hear what I assume is the Waihe'e River raging far below in the Waihe'e Valley. Awesome. It was muddy and slippery. Also, my tracker ended at 4.3 miles. Not sure how, when we were at 2.6 at top and followed same path back. Loved this hike!

on Lahaina Pali Trail
1 month ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

Overall I found this hike pretty good. The scenery was incredible in relation to the ocean and Kihei. The only downside was you are not permitted to hike up higher to reach the peak.

I would recommend this hike, be sure to pack the sunscreen, there is a lot of sun exposure.

on Lahaina Pali Trail from t...
1 month ago

hiking
2 Completed1 Reviews

Definitely hard. We did it at 1pm. Hot! One way and Uber it back.

on Waihe'e Ridge Trail
1 month ago

hiking
14 Completed4 Reviews

Amazing hike, make sure you leave early on a day with few clouds, because you do not want to miss the view. The trail was very muddy and slippery, which is a rough combination when paired with the uphill hike, but I never fell. It had also rained the night before, so it was extra muddy. The view the entire way was incredible, and it's absolutely one of my favorite hikes.

on Iao Needle Trail
1 month ago

hiking
24 Completed24 Reviews

One of my favorite places anywhere. There's some great trails and swimming here that are unmarked and some fun..I suppose you'd call it scrambling if you get far back in the valley and cross the stream. Mostly locals when you get in the back. BE nice and respectful to everyone and everything there and you'll be fine. Very beautiful. It always reminded me of Jurassic Park.

on Iao Needle Trail
1 month ago

4 Completed4 Reviews

Beautiful - not really a hike but s do not miss if you're on this side of Maui. Bring swim suit!


2 months ago

hiking

on Waihe'e Ridge Trail
2 months ago

hiking
5 Completed5 Reviews

on Waihe'e Ridge Trail
2 months ago

3 Completed3 Reviews

awesome. it was foggy so cant see anything from the top , last 100 ft. but at least it wasnt hot! amazing view all thtough the trail! loved it. would bring friends there. also not too hard of a hike

on Iao Needle Trail
2 months ago

nature trips
3 Completed3 Reviews

beautiful view. yet i would call it more of a wall then a hike :)

on Waihe'e Ridge Trail
2 months ago

hiking
11 Completed1 Reviews

I'm scared of heights and got too scared to climb the stairs up on the ridge. But beautiful scenery! A must do on Maui. Use a hiking stick people leave at the trail head, it's really muddy when it's been raining and that means a lot of sliding.

on Waihe'e Ridge Trail
2 months ago

hiking
10 Completed2 Reviews

Beautiful views. Very muddy. Recommend hiking stick

on Iao Needle Trail
2 months ago

10 Completed2 Reviews