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Venus Pool (Waioka Pond) Trail

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Kōkī Beach Park

Venus Pool (Waioka Pond) Trail is a 0.3 mile 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.

Distance: 0.3 miles Elevation Gain: 75 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

beach

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Access to Venus Pool is across private property. This site is open to the public although it is on privately owned land.

hiking
18 days ago

Easy trail but tricky rock scrambling for me with tricky knees. But if you can get yourself down there you will be rewarded with a fantastic swim!

hiking
private property
1 month ago

Short walk through private fields to cliff jump. Please pack out your trash..... it’s private property and the pools connect right to the ocean. Flash floods are very common here also

hiking
scramble
3 months ago

If your not looking for it, you could miss it. but if you know what your looking for you'll spot all the the cars parked. we even saw a small fee parking ($7 i think). make sure your park the correct way of traffic! hike itself is short but it is a little be of decline almost scramble like but easy if you just pay attention. the pools itself are amazing! and you can jump into the amazing water!! just an amazing experience!

hiking
4 months ago

Small little walk to some pools. Walk is nothing special but the pool is amazing for cliff jumping (very deep pool!) and a little swimming. Beware flash flood risk.

hiking
6 months ago

From a hiker's perspective, this really isn't anything special. Difficult parking, uninspiring walk, and the pool itself isn't particularly awe-inspiring. If you're coming to cliff jump into the water or take a swim, you'll probably enjoy this more

hiking
rocky
scramble
8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Easy to spot with all the cars, one of my favorite spots on the Road to Hana. 40 and 55 foot cliff jumps into beautiful blue water.

hiking
10 months ago

Easy walk from road - on private land so no major signage. Beautiful water!

The start of the trail is located behind the small brick wall and can be difficult to spot, but once you find that it’s very easy to find. Definitely worth the short walk! Beautiful blue water, great for swimming & cliff jumping!

hiking
11 months ago

really big pool that leads to the ocean! very short walk to it not very steep

hiking
Fri Jun 14 2019

Really cool spot. No one cares that you are on private property. There isn’t even a no trespassing sign and once you get past the fielded area there is actually a sign welcoming visitors. When I was there around 12pm it was pretty chill but as soon as we left 4 car loads of people were coming in. This is definitely no secret.

Fri Jun 07 2019

Short hike, no one cares that you are on private property. A hippie family came along and coached me into cliff jumping!

hiking
Fri Jun 07 2019

Hiked the short trail but the waterfall was gushing and unsafe to jump.

Great swimming hole and pretty overlook of the ocean

hiking
Sun Mar 10 2019

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.

hiking
rocky
scramble
Fri Feb 01 2019

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
Sun Dec 09 2018

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

Tue Jul 31 2018

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.

Thu May 31 2018

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

hiking
Tue May 08 2018

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!

Sat Feb 10 2018

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

rock climbing
Mon Jan 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.

hiking
Fri Sep 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.

hiking
Thu Jun 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.

hiking
Thu Nov 29 2012

Access to Venus Pool is across private property

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