Explore Maui - view hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Maui Map
VIEW FULL MAP

on Red Sand Beach

16 days ago

This is a fantastic location. The trail to the beach will take about five minutes to walk and does have some mildly steep spots. There are some small tide pools and cliff jumping spots on the trail to the beach that are enjoyable. The beach is in a secluded location protecting it from wind and some weather. There is a ring of rocks out in the water that slow down the waves creating a calm location with clear water. The water is calm enough for small children to easily swim in.

lots of people. beautiful falls. bring water shoes.

quick and easy. very beautiful. check in advance if swimming is open (was not for us in July).

on Red Sand Beach

hiking
25 days ago

just beautiful! Short treck, a bit slippery after heavy rain.

amazing - awesome views

one of my favorite spots in maui

Beautiful!!! The beaches and lava rocks are amazing. Not a hard hike at all. amazing to experience!

on Olivine Pools Trail

hiking
1 month ago

on Koloiki Ridge

hiking
1 month ago

This place is everything you picture Hawaii to look, smell, and feel like! I’m in shape and a regular hiker, but that hill was very challenging up and down; however, it’s very beautiful and absolutely worth it. Down in the valley is peaceful and gorgeous. Go left at the bottom of the hill for great views of Hi’ilawe Falls at the back of the valley. Do not trespass on anyone’s property, especially the trail that leads to the falls. Come back and take the other fork to the black sand beach. Road down and beach are accessible by foot and 4WD ONLY, but if you want to go down to the far end of the beach, come at low tide so you can cross the freshwater stream by foot. No cars are allowed to ford the stream. Look for 2 waterfalls pouring into the sea, within view of the beach, one on either side. PRO TIP: get there early as day use parking is limited, have suitable footwear, and be prepared for spontaneous downpours!

hiking
1 month ago

Very crowded. Basically could have driven to the first and second falls. The upper falls had a nice pool everyone could swim in. If you go to the second falls make sure you have water shoes. Good hike to do with the whole family.

Great experience- the trail is more of a road, but we hiked down- out to as close to the falls as we could and then back to the beach- over all wonderful- great views and people- would do it again!!

Very nice hike. Easy except for the river you must cross. But take it show and you’ll get through. A little walk over a wall to the river and falls. Beautiful.

This is the second time I’ve done this hike. It’s very steep going down from the lookout and a lung buster going back up, but it’s a great workout! The valley floor is beautiful territory for exploring with lush tropical forest, a river that meets the sea, and black sand beach. Some drive jeeps down, which is a good way to go if you want more time and energy on the coast.
We hiked Pololu Valley that morning and drove over to do Waipi’o in the late afternoon. Then hit Waimea for dinner!

I had a blast hiking this trail! The hike back up the steep incline was definitely the hardest part. This trail does not allow you to get close to the waterfalls. Myself and some of the other hikers I spoke to were unsure of how close the trail could actually get to the falls. Still beautiful views tho! Much of Waipio Valley is private property, with gates and No Trespassing signs blocking off much of the valley. If you follow the much longer trail into Waimanu Valley (which I did not do this time around) you can explore the whole valley and get right up next to the falls.

I walked about a mile of the trail from Waipio to Waimanu and turned around as it was getting late and I did not have a camping permit. This consisted of about a quarter mile up very steep narrow staircase, some amazing views from the other side of Waipio Valley, a beautiful walk through the woods, and three small waterfalls. From the little that I experienced I definitely want to go back and do the whole trek to Waimanu!

One thing to note is if you do want to hike to Waimanu or to the other side of the Waipio Valley, you have to cross a river, maybe 10 feet across? On the way there, the water level of the river was at my hip level and a couple hours later in the evening the water level was up to my chest. So be prepared... You will get wet! :P Well worth it tho!

hiking
1 month ago

Really beautiful falls. Get there early as it is a bit of a zoo. However most people do not continue past the closed gates marked “experienced hikers only” so once you clear that it is more serene and there are more pools.

Incredible end of the trail to a hidden cove where the beach is. Some step cliffs but plenty of places to hang onto. Not many folks on the beach. Just a lovely place!

very busy "trail" upper falls trail was closed

hiking
2 months ago

Fairly easy and short trail but it does have some steep drop-offs that could be deadly if you fall into the rough water. Be careful. The views of the crashing waves are amazing. Also, when we were there we saw some naked guys with their Johnsons all out and about so be careful and check before you bring the kids around the last corner where you see the people on the beach. The sign at the end of the trail says NUDE BEACH.

Wild rugged and beautiful there’s almost no one else out there if you go in far enough...lava rocks are pretty sharp though so be careful, and sometimes it’s a little hard to see the trail but the views are totally worth it :)

Easy hike with great views. Pools were closed due to high waters, but I was still able to get some amazing shots. Parking was $25 so make sure to hit as much as possible while you're here.

hiking
2 months ago

Such a beautiful beach! There are lots of signs on the trail that say it is dangerous, but it's really not a huge deal. There are some steep dropoffs, but the trail is sturdy and wide.

The beach itself was amazing. Not many people know about it, so we had it all to ourselves

hiking
2 months ago

Outstanding Red sand cove! Definitely a top 5 ever. The hike down builds the excitement then the natural cove and red sand is AWESOME!

LOVE THE HIKE AND BEACH!

Note: there is an old painted sign on the rocks near the beach that says "nude beach," this is likely dated and did not apply to our awesome excursion.

hiking
2 months ago

Loved these falls for the uniqueness, got a pic positioned in between the 2 falls pouring over, awesome!

hiking
2 months ago

Pretty neat place, worth the stop. Staff provides good info but there is a cost to incur. Locals get a discount.

Strongly recommend driving down to the beach if you have a 4 wheel drive. The 2 miles to get down are on a paved road and not as scenic as you can get once you start the hike from the beach.
Great views saw 3 waterfalls!!! Also go early because as the tide goes up it gets its harder to cross over the water that goes into the valley to start the hike.

steep hike down into the valley but totally worth it. we kept going on the trail through the flooded roads and ended up at the horse stables. the beaches are beautiful and i imagine would be a great place for surfing. be careful and watch out for passing trucks and locals speeding by. bring plenty of water

This is still my most favorite hike. It's truly a must! The massive waterfall can't be beat!

hiking
2 months ago

This is one of the best easily accessible hikes on Maui. I always recommend it to people. Make sure you go all the way to the end! You need to swim for about 5 minutes to reach the last waterfall.

hiking
3 months ago

Good hiking once you get down the steep grade paved road. If we would go again, definitely drive our Jeep down the road to the beach and begin the hiking adventure from there.

Load More