Iao Needle Trail [CLOSED]

MODERATE 91 reviews
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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
121 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 December 2017. More info here: http://dlnr.hawaii.gov/dsp/parks/maui/iao-valley-state-monument/

hiking
15 days ago

Easy walk on steps to views of the needle and the gorgeous valley. A world landmark to share with all the ooh and ahh visitors. Was closed for more than a year after floods. Reopened Nov 22nd '17. The outer loop is still closed.

2 months ago

TRAIL IS OPEN NOW FYI
Beautiful places to swim in the river as well.

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Beautiful, easy hike. We got some great pictures at Hugging tree. Does anyone know why it's currently closed? It's been a few years since I did this one.

hiking
2 months ago

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

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months 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.

3 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

8 months ago

Guava!! Everywhere Guava!

hiking
10 months ago

11 months ago

closed :(

walking
Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Monday, December 05, 2016

trail closed.... :(

Friday, October 28, 2016

Trail is Closed - due to mud slides.
October 2016

hiking
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

hiking
Wednesday, September 07, 2016