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Pipiwai Trail and Waimoku Falls [CLOSED]

moderate(984)
Haleakala National Park

Pipiwai Trail and Waimoku Falls [CLOSED] is a 3.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Hana, Maui, Hawaii that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 3.4 miles Elevation Gain: 820 feet Route Type: Out & Back

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

closed

no dogs

It has been reported this trail has a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information. 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.

hiking
muddy
8 days ago

Beautiful trail with lots of waterfalls. The boardwalk through the bamboo forest (roughly 1/3rd of the hike) was our favourite. A bit crowded and out of the way but worth it! Make sure you get there clockwise - the southern part of the road around Haleakala is a doozie. You could do it but would recommend an SUV or truck.

Nice hike, lots of people. The bamboo was amazing!

hiking
13 days ago

a little muddy in parts but a worth it hike!

hiking
13 days ago

Empty lot at sunrise... empty lot after I got back, crossed paths with 1 couple. Gotta love the tourism dip due to the “virus”

hiking
bugs
muddy
15 days ago

hiking
muddy
rocky
18 days ago

Gorgeous trail! Rainy for us, but that meant awesome waterfall at the top and several others along the way. Rocky and muddy, but absolutely worth it. Much better experience than we had four years ago when it was too muddy, too many people, and we were too out of shape, lol. Easy for experienced hikers, moderate for most.

Beautiful view very nice and easy hike would love to go again one day

hiking
muddy
off trail
rocky
washed out
24 days ago

Had some rainy conditions before some part of the rocky stairs were a bit flooded, what created a beautiful experience along the way. At the end of the trail (the sign telling you the story behind the actual waterfall), SO ITS NOT ALLOWED TO GO THERE , you can apparently pass and walk 5 min more to see the beauty of 5 waterfalls at the same time ! But again we had rain all the night and therefore everything was kind of flooded.

hiking
muddy
30 days ago

hiking
muddy
rocky
1 month ago

hiking
muddy
rocky
1 month ago

hiking
bugs
muddy
rocky
1 month ago

Amazingly beautiful trail. One mile is through bamboo forest. Several great waterfalls culminating in 400 foot magnificent one. Go early to avoid crowds.

running
muddy
rocky
1 month ago

1 month ago

nice trail, good falls vantage point.

1 month ago

really cool hike through bamboo forests with some good views of nature. ends up at beautiful waterfall but you see others on the way. fairly accessible to anyone, lots of plank sections with some portions over tree roots and stones. worthwhile.

hiking
muddy
rocky
1 month ago

Fantastic hike after a long and winding drive. We hiked yesterday, 2/11. It was muddy in places due to rain, but zero bugs. Waterfall at the end was worth it!

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful. Lots to see. Our kids did this trail pretty easily. Definitely worth the stop.

hiking
bugs
muddy
rocky
2 months ago

The hike to the waterfall was amazing! Went through a bamboo forest before arriving at this 400 ft waterfall. Rocks at the waterfall are slippery. Most of the hike was muddy and wet. Tons of mosquitoes. Hiking sandals recommended.

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