Pipiwai Trail

MODERATE 173 reviews
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Pipiwai Trail is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Hana, Hawaii that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
3.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
820 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

no dogs

A unique and very special waterfall hike where your adventures begin even before you reach the trailhead. A favorite Maui hike, yet for some people the drive to the trailhead alone is excitement enough. The Hana Highway is sixty miles of scenic but curvy coastal road, reportedly featuring 620 curves and 59 bridges, most of which are single-lane bridges. If you relish your driving experiences then the Hana Highway alone is a "must-do". The round trip to the falls and back takes in several great waterfalls before reaching the spectacular Waimoku Falls, and a boardwalk journey through dense, dark bamboo forest that you're unlikely to forget.

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5 days ago

Even in the rain it was spectacular

10 days ago

Best trail we have done on so far on two different islands.

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11 days ago

Fun trail even in the mud. Be warned it is a busy trail. The views were great, the forest unique and something I will never forget!

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14 days ago

We loved this hike. It isn’t too hard. It does start out hot but soon you are in shade. The bamboo forest is so beautiful! The first falls are ok, but you are quite a distance from it. The second fall is bigger and you see it a little closer, but it’s too dangerous to get very close.

14 days ago

Pretty neat, but muddy and packed full of tourists

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1 month ago

Did this hike the other day and loved it! The Bamboo forest was so pretty and unique. I found this hike to be easy but keep in mind it is muddy and can be slippery. The second waterfall was so beautiful. The stream was flooded so we couldn't cross but your still close enough to get a good view. We had to make it a quick hike cause the sun was going down and the forest can get dark quickly. Great way to end the road to Hanna.

hiking
1 month ago

A great way to cap off a drive down the Hana Highway. Good mix of easy flat trails, some rock/boulder climbing and water crossings. It's a shame they prohibit swimming in the falls pool though--it is so gorgeous!

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1 month ago

Beautiful, not to difficult - the bamboo forest is pretty beautiful but a little messy because of the construction. The waterfall is ABSOLUTELY beautiful. There is a trespassing sign that won't allow you to go closer to the waterfall. If you want to risk it, (Not saying that you should) - you might see one of the coolest sights on the island :). Despite the park closing late, don't underestimate the length of the trail. My girlfriend and I saw people stepping off around 6:30 PM local time, not advised..

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2 months ago

Possibly the most beautiful hike I've ever been on. Waterfall is great but my favorite part was the bamboo forest. All in all clocked it closer to 4.5-5 miles and just over two hours (if you don't count the time we stopped at the top).