Iao Needle Trail [CLOSED]

MODERATE 86 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 early Aug. 2017. More info here: http://dlnr.hawaii.gov/dsp/parks/maui/iao-valley-state-monument/

explored across the bridge off trail, lots of beautiful side trails.

hiking
14 days ago

hiking
21 days ago

hiking
23 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

This is more like a ramble through the woods. I spent a half hour here just walking around and exploring down by the river. Beautiful, but not much to do. It cost $5 to park unless you're a resident of Maui. The trail re-opened Aug. 5, 2017 from a massive flood that wiped away part of the walking path.

1 month ago

hiking
3 months ago

6 months ago

Guava!! Everywhere Guava!

hiking
8 months ago

9 months ago

closed :(

walking
9 months ago

9 months ago

trail closed.... :(

10 months ago

Trail is Closed - due to mud slides.
October 2016

hiking
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

hiking
Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

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

hiking
Sunday, September 04, 2016

hiking
Saturday, August 06, 2016

Easy short hike, beautiful view

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

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!