Pipiwai Trail

MODERATE 180 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.

hiking
2 days ago

I want to give it 5 stars because it’s a great hike but it’s too crowded. Beautiful water falls and awesome bamboo forest.

hiking
4 days ago

This is a beautiful trail that takes the traveler through Maui's beautiful jungle. The bamboo forest is SUPER cool. The bridges provide opportunities for excellent photographs. The waterfalls along the way and at the end are beautiful as well. As with life, this trail is all about the journey, so take your time and soak it in.

hiking
6 days ago

hiking
6 days ago

Gorgeous hike with amazing views! Very muddy but worth it.

6 days ago

Amazing Trail. Water at the end is amazing. Don't give up and go all the way. A little difficult for children when wet. When dry weather not a problem. If wet wear proper shoes because it gets very slippery on rocks, tree roots, and muddy areas. Have Fun and hope you take camera for amazing pictures.

10 days ago

hiking
19 days ago

21 days ago

Even in the rain it was spectacular

26 days ago

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

hiking
27 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!

hiking
1 month 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.

1 month ago

Pretty neat, but muddy and packed full of tourists

hiking
1 month ago

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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

2 months 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!

hiking
2 months ago