Venus Pool (Waioka Pond) Trail (PRIVATE PROPERTY)

EASY 15 reviews
#1 of 1 trails in

Venus Pool (Waioka Pond) Trail (PRIVATE PROPERTY) is a 0.5 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Hana, Maui, Hawaii that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. 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 but must be kept on leash.

0.5 km
27 m
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips


bird watching



wild flowers



private property

Access to Venus Pool is across private property

8 days ago

Venus Pools is an awesome little spot on that side of the island. It doesn't take long to get to the pools themselves. Make sure you park past the line on the road so not to block traffic on the road.

Amazing. You can carefully scramble along the trail farther along and make sure you continue down the field to see the coastline. Really magnificent.

Super brief walk to the pool. Great spot to swim. Remember to take off your watches before jumping in, I found an Apple Watch and a Casio (both work!)
Don’t miss the guava trees growing just as the trail drops to the water, and if you buy passion fruit at the roadside stand, remember, when they’re ripe, they’re wrinkly and sad looking.

nature trips
3 months ago

Great "off the beaten path" spot for cliff jumping.

7 months ago

Great location. This location is great for cliff diving, there are a few small beach areas. The location is in a small river inlet that is enclosed by rocks from the ocean. When there is little rain run off sometimes the water can be kind of gross from plant matter.

9 months ago

No trail head to speak of, overgrown considerably and on private land....all enough to keep moving elsewhere.

10 months ago

It's an amazing pool and close by cave in deep 20 ft water perfect for diving 30 feet down into the pools of brackish water. While it's a little muddy to get down to the water, there are plenty of places to jump in for the adventurous!

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Fun to watch people jump in the pool from the cliffs
We did not plan on doing that !

rock climbing
Monday, January 22, 2018

There is a small trail just behind a rock wall used as a make-shift fruit stand. You have to go around the back of the fruit stand or go over the wall to a small narrow trail down a path, through a cattle gate with a warning sign and through a field. It ends in a small 'launching' area where the brave/foolish can jump up to 60 feet into a lagoon. This seems like a favorite local spot for a 'rite of passage'/ human sacrifice with steep and narrow paths over slippery cliffs down to the water. If younger, I definitely would have tried the 60ft jump for bragging rights, but realistically, you could also die. Check it out if this is appealing.

Friday, September 09, 2016

Not really a hike or place to relax and get some sun. It's an access trail to a small cliff diving pool. Not a good spot for the average hiker, Better off going down the road to other trails.

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Not a hike. But if you pick a nice day and at the right time during the tide it's amazing. Fun, but small, cliff diving.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Access to Venus Pool is across private property

recorded Venus Pool

7 months ago

Thursday, February 08, 2018

Thursday, November 14, 2013