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Bamboo Forest Waterfalls [CLOSED / PRIVATE PROPERTY]

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Haiku, Maui, Hawaii

Bamboo Forest Waterfalls [CLOSED / PRIVATE PROPERTY] is a 1.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Haiku, Maui, Hawaii that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 1.1 mi Elevation gain 278 ft Route type Out & Back

Dog friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Forest

Views

Waterfall

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Rocky

Closed

Private property

Description
Waypoints (0)

This route is now closed to the public. For more information call EMI at 579-9516

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Reviews (162)
Photos (189)
Recordings (102)
Completed (412)
Chris Nguyen
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Hiking

Fun trail. Full of adventure. You could easily get lost. Bring bug repellent. Enjoy!

Scott Derusha
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Hiking

Very cool trail, just know what you are getting into. It's muddy and slow going, but absolutely incredible. Just be careful with the cliff jumping. The final waterfall is hard to get to. We ended up leaving our packs, swimming the last 100 meters and climbing up the right side of the 3rd waterfall to get to the 4th and final waterfall. The trail starts with an incredibly beautiful walk through the bamboo forest then you start getting into the river crossings, waterfalls and swimming holes. So pretty! Where shoes you will be OK with getting muddy. We wore water-shoes and they worked well. Did not need a permit as there were many people doing this trail (especially the first part which is pretty easy) although i think they (the EMI) want you to get approval.

Carrie Arndt
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Hiking

No permits unless you are with a group

Lindsey Knipp-Barraza
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HikingPrivate property

This is a beautiful and unique trail. However I’d personally rate it as rugged only because to finish the trail you must go over/through some questionable terrain (ladder or rope, and you must swim at the last part) - although most of the trail is not hard. It is posted no trespassing - it’s on EMI land. Sometimes you can get permission from them. It can be a dangerous trail.

Lauren Dicktel
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HikingMuddy

Awesome trail! It was a little confusing though. Many people kept going straight over a wooden plank, through some rapids with rocks where you get your feet wet and said they never saw a waterfall. We turned around and right before the wooden plank crossing there is some thick bamboo with a narrow trail that follows the creek. If you are walking into the trail facing the wooden plank it will be on your left. We took that and saw an amazing waterfall and since not many people knew it was there we had it all to ourselves.

Jason Lindley
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Hiking

Very fun trail. Overgrown with bamboo but that just makes it feel more like an adventure. Download the map before going as there is no service in the area. Not having a map also made it more fun in a way.

sean sriplo
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HikingMuddyOff trailPrivate propertyRockyScramble

Great hike! most of the other reviews covered the ins and outs. Can be a little treacherous at times walking through the water so give yourself time. I did this hike early before it got busy and on a separate day from our "drive to Hana".

Kathleen R.
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Hiking

Private property sign

Lidie Gorupic
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HikingMuddyScramble

had to cross through water on the hike. beautiful large falls at the end!

Alfred Vink
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HikingBugsClosedPrivate property

It’s officially closed..... But the signs are ignored by most including us, sorry. You will be rewarded with a great hike to several waterfalls through a nice bamboo forest. We made it up to the second waterfall as the ladder/rope climb was a little too much for my wife. Shame as I would have loved to go further.

Meghan McKay
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Hiking

Wore water shoes but would recommend hiking shoes and pack the water shoes. Didn’t swim to the last fall but very enjoyable hike overall.

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Francesca K.
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HikingBugsMuddyOff trailOver grownPrivate propertyRocky

AMAZING! One of the most fun hikes I’ve ever done. After the second fall, it is a stony hike followed by 50-70 meter swim to the 3rd fall with places to stop. The climb up the 3rd fall (right side) was surprisingly stable and not slippery. It is worth going all the way to the 4th fall if you are comfortable river walking barefoot, in sandals, or in water shoes, but it’s definitely not an easy hike at that point. The rope and ladder are more sturdy than they look and the rocks are actually not too slippery in the rain.

Cole Miller
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HikingMuddyOff trailRocky
Brian Falbo
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HikingMuddyPrivate property

Great trail - most of the elevation change is right at the start - downward, then climbing back out when you're done. the first two waterfalls have great pools for swimming. last ones (up the ladder) are pretty, but I didn't walk all the way up to see if there was swimming. Bring more water than you would expect for a 1 mi hike - I went through 24 oz. pretty quickly.

Katie Gillies
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HikingMuddyRocky

This was the BEST!!!!

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