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Best trails in Maui

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Trying to find the best Maui trails? AllTrails has 95 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Kula, Lahaina or Wailuku, we've got you covered. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 47 easy trails in Maui ranging from 0.6 to 5.5 miles and from 0 to 10,091 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Maui
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#1 - Waihe'e Ridge Trail
West Maui Forest Reserve
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 2 h 38 m
Hiking the Waihee ridgeline up in the Maui mountains is dramatic and always scenic. This hike in West Maui Forest Reserve promises lush scenery, great valley views and some dramatic ridge-line hiking. A well groomed ridge trail suitable for trail runners and hikers of all skill levels. Elevation gains by clean switch-backs and stairs spaced apart by spots of flat terrain. Good views available if hiking on a clear day but expect moderate sun exposure. As on the windward side of all Hawaiian islands, you're more likely to be in for wet weather and muddy conditions. But it's not all that bad, since this means waterfalls are plentiful, the vegetation is greener and the cooler conditions make for a nice comfortable hike.Show more
#2 - Pipiwai Trail and Waimoku Falls
Haleakala National Park
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 55 m
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. Show more
#3 - Nakalele Blowhole Trail
Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 41 m
#4 - King's Highway: Hanomanioa Lighthouse and Kamanamana Beach
Ahihi-Kinau Natural Area Reserve
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 2 h 18 m
This trail is part of the Ahihi Kinau Natural Area Reserve. It traverses the youngest lava flow on Maui, and rewards with ancient cultural sites and great pools for snorkeling and fishing. This 4 mile trail runs along a section of the King's Highway. This road is a feat in construction, as it is long and straight; and although hot and barren, it bears many interesting features. Note that it is not only straight but it also does not undulate with the uneven lava field. There are many sections in which the road is elevated in order to keep it flat. This trail is also called Hoapili Trail; named after Governor Hoapili who built it between 1824-1840. Brings lots of water and wear a good pair of hiking shoes. The loose lava can make the walk challenging. At the end of the trail is a pristine bay that the lava did not touch. You can also visit a nearby lighthouse, and some interesting olivine pools. Don't forget your swimming gear as snorkeling here is a must. Finally, if you come early in the morning, you can also catch a view of spinner dolphins at play.Show more
#5 - Iao Tableland (Iao Valley "Secret" Trail)
West Maui Forest Reserve
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h
The Iao Tableland Trail (aka Iao Valley Secret Trail) is behind the lookout point. You have to jump over the fence into a protected watershed and follow a faint trail towards the back wall of the valley. (Please be mindful and stay on trail). At the end of this trail, you can see the wall of tears (dry), the surrounding mountains and a sliver of Wailuku town. It is not an official trail. Show more
#6 - Haleakala Crater Trail
Haleakala National Park
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Length: 11.2 mi • Est. 6 h 34 m
As of June 2020 (COVID 19 response) The summit area is now open for sunrise viewing and must be reserved on Recreation.gov. Reservations allow access to the Summit District of the park from 3:00am to 7:00am. Please visit https://www.nps.gov/hale/planyourvisit/conditions.html for more information. The Sliding Sands Halemau'u combo is a semi-loop C-shaped trail into and out of the most picturesque portions of the Haleakala crater in Maui, Hawaii. The first part of the trail is the largely downhill but spectacular Sliding Sands trail leading into the crater that features the unique silverswords and sweeping extra-terrestrial landscapes. The trail merges into the Halemau'u trail around a central cinder cone intersection and transitions into a greener landscape with grasslands and wild flowers, leading up to a rugged climb back to the Halemau'u overlook. The trail is rates a difficult and is only recommended for experienced explorers. The trail offers a number of activity options including camping at the Holua cabin along the way and is accessible year-round.Show more
#7 - Makamakaole Stream: "13 Crossings"
Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 1 h 9 m
Note: This route crosses a stream several times so it is recommended that you bring waterproof shoes or a dry pair to change into.Show more
#8 - Lahaina Pali Trail from the Ukumehame (West) Trailhead
Papalaua Wayside Park
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 2 h 48 m
#9 - Lahaina Pali Trail from Maalaea
Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 2 h 29 m
#10 - Halalai'i and Pu'unaue Trail
Haleakala National Park
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Length: 12.5 mi • Est. 7 h 12 m
As of June 2020 (COVID 19 response) The summit area is now open for sunrise viewing and must be reserved on Recreation.gov. Reservations allow access to the Summit District of the park from 3:00am to 7:00am. Please visit https://www.nps.gov/hale/planyourvisit/conditions.html for more information. Show more
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