Pipiwai Trail

MODERATE 137 reviews
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Pipiwai Trail is a 3.5 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
3.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1617 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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1 day ago

did this back in may 2015-- can get muddy but so worth the effort!

hiking
6 days ago

The bamboo forest makes this hike amazing. And the waterfall at the end is so tall and beautiful! Best hike I did in all of Maui and Oahu

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15 days ago

Beautiful hike through a bamboo forest to end at a huge, beautiful waterfall. A part of the National Park not thought of as Haleakala.

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27 days ago

Amazing views, fabulous bamboo grove, beautifully maintained. Most beautiful hike we've ever done.

27 days ago

Beautiful! The bamboo forests were unique and so magical. Found a couple little pools right off the trail to cool off in. Passion fruit and guava trees all over the place.

1 month ago

Beautiful, not very strenuous. There's a great climbing tree early on the route!

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Such an incredible experience. It's difficult to call this a hike because your senses are being bombarded by the diversity around you and you forget that you are putting on the miles. The bamboo forest is mind blowing

1 month ago

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1 month ago

Moderately easy hike with great views.

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