Iao Needle Trail [CLOSED]

MODERATE 80 reviews

Iao Needle Trail [CLOSED] is a 0.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Wailuku, Hawaii that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
0.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
177 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

closed

no dogs

[NOTE - TRAIL CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO MUD SLIDES] It is estimated to re-open mid July 2017. More info here: http://dlnr.hawaii.gov/dsp/parks/maui/iao-valley-state-monument/

hiking
1 month ago

4 months ago

Guava!! Everywhere Guava!

hiking
6 months ago

7 months ago

closed :(

walking
7 months ago

7 months ago

trail closed.... :(

8 months ago

Trail is Closed - due to mud slides.
October 2016

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

10 months ago

Not really a hiking trail - a nice walk. A true tourist destination.

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Easy short hike, beautiful view

11 months ago

Definitely go past the railing at the end, but wear real shoes (not flip flops.)

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Fantastic hike! ... if you take the "secret trail". has to be some of the best scenery I've seen!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

hiking
Friday, July 01, 2016

Continued hiking on dirt path beyond view of needle. Great views

hiking
Thursday, June 09, 2016

One of my favorite places anywhere. There's some great trails and swimming here that are unmarked and some fun..I suppose you'd call it scrambling if you get far back in the valley and cross the stream. Mostly locals when you get in the back. BE nice and respectful to everyone and everything there and you'll be fine. Very beautiful. It always reminded me of Jurassic Park.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Beautiful - not really a hike but s do not miss if you're on this side of Maui. Bring swim suit!

hiking
Wednesday, May 25, 2016