Best walking trails in Maui, Hawaii

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Explore the most popular walking trails in Maui with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of walking trails in Maui, Hawaii
Top trails (62)
#1 - Sliding Sands Trail
Haleakala National Park
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Length: 11.0 mi • Est. 6 h 19 m
This trail offers unique and spectacular views throughout, but this challenging hike is not for the faint of heart. The drive to the top is paved but winding, and should be taken slowly. The trail appears easy at first, starting in a down grade, but walking back to the top is more difficult, particularly in warmer temperatures with the elevation. You should bring appropriate shoes, water, food, and sunscreen. You can also go out 1-2 miles for a more challenging hike with the same views. Show more
#2 - Iao Needle Trail
Iao Needle State Park
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Length: 0.5 mi • Est. 11 m
#3 - Nakalele Blowhole Trail
Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 41 m
#4 - Seven Sacred Pools Trail ('Ohe'o Gulch)
Haleakala National Park
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Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 19 m
SEASONAL CLOSURE: there are temporary closures in this area of the pools due to flash flood warning. Please consult the park's website before visiting at https://www.nps.gov/hale/planyourvisit/conditions.htm Seven Sacred Pools Oheo Gulch, also known as the Kuloa Point Trail, features beautiful ocean views, lush vegetation, pools and a waterfall. It leaves from the Kpahulu Visitor Center and continues past a Hawaiian cultural demonstration area to Kuloa Point at the mouth of 'Ohe'o Gulch (take the right fork downhill and hike the loop counter-clockwise). The ocean can surprise you with rogue waves and can be very rough. Next hike the south side of the gulch area up along the beautiful pools and back to the visitor center and parking lot. Swimming is possible in the Kpahulu District of the park - but only when conditions allow. The freshwater pools at Oheo Gulch are prone to very dangerous flash floods caused by heavy rains high on the mountain. Injuries and deaths have occurred. Always check at the visitor center for current conditions before entering the water, obey all posted signs, and use your best judgment. Park rules: Diving and jumping are prohibited. Do not bring glass into the 'Ohe'o Gulch area. Due to rough conditions, there is no safe ocean entry in Kpahulu.Show more
#5 - Kaihalulu Red Sand Beach
Hana, Maui, Hawaii
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Length: 0.5 mi • Est. 12 m
#6 - Kapalua Coastal Trail
Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 1 m
There is a nice free parking lot here and interesting signs and postings looking out for native plants and sea birds.Show more
#7 - Lahaina Pali Trail from Maalaea
Kihei, Maui, Hawaii
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 2 h 29 m
Don't park out at the highway! Follow the signs to the trailhead and there is a nice parking lot further back. No need for 4WD to drive it, just take it slow. This trail is rocky and unrelenting up, but well-signed and easy to follow. The middle part is most challenging, and the upper third is actually quite easy.Show more
#8 - Kahakapao Loop Trail
Makawao Forest Reserve
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Length: 5.4 mi • Est. 2 h 57 m
#9 - Ohai Trail Loop
Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 36 m
#10 - Waihou Spring Trail
Waihou Spring Forest Reserve
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 1 h 8 m
Moderate trail that is part of the Na Ala Hele state trail system. Easy loop through pine forests. Lower spring trail is generally steep through a series of switch backs. It can be slippery after rain. Waihou Spring is accessible at the end of the trail. Trail follows the Waihou Springs State Forest Reserve tree plantation road. After making a loop around the upper section, the trail follows a ridgeline to an overlook and returns the same route. Monterey cypress and eucalyptus trees can be seen, as well as the native tree species alaa, halapepe, and koa. The trail ends on a ridge top offering scattered views of the Central Valley. As you traverse down the cliff edge via the Spring Trail, this will take you to Waihou Spring for views of small lava tubes and waterfalls.Show more
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