Pipiwai Trail

MODERATE 98 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.

3.5 miles 1617 feet 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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3 days ago

Great diversity in plant life and falls at the end

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13 days ago

Nice short hike .. love the bamboo forest and the waterfall at end of trail, did this the other day and have done it around three years ago.. found they blocked off area at end where you used to be able to walk to waterfall and swim .. still ok and very nice .. easy in and out ..

17 days ago

My favorite hike in Maui! Not super challenging, but so beautiful! Also, very well-maintained. The bamboo forest was really different and amazing, and the waterfall at the end made my jaw drop for sure. Just gorgeous!

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27 days ago

Probably the best hike I've been on ever. Just make sure you watch your footing after a rainfall. It can get very slippery and tricky on the way back down.

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28 days ago

This is by far one of the most amazing trails I have ever hiked. It's fairly easy and you're taken along a trail featuring waterfalls and an insanely gorgeous bamboo forest. It's about 1.5 hours if you stop to take pictures and sight see. If you're in Hana it's a MUST SEE.. just bring water!

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1 month ago

This is a nice hike. That being said, it is a solid 4 miles, not 3.5 as the app says. Make sure to get there with enough sunlight left. It's going to take you at least an hour to get to the falls if you are stopping to occasionally take pics, then there is the hike back. Bamboo forest is cool but I would say that it doesn't compare to Manoa falls in Oahu. At the end of the trail is a large, very tall, waterfall which is a great site. Signs are posted not to go further but we did see an occasional person go and swim in the pool.
Be sure to bring water and stay hydrated. It is mostly up hill/up stairs for most of the way there. There are steps, steps, and then more steps.

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2 months ago

Did this yesterday. The hike up took us an hour and 20 minutes because we stopped to look around and take photos. Coming back down was about 40 minutes. It's a very easy hike and worthwhile. The bamboo forest was a beautiful sight. You will get attacked by mosquitoes though!!

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2 months ago

Awesome hike, tons of waterfalls with the best one at the end of the trail! The bamboo forest was amazing to walk through as well!

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2 months ago

Beautiful hike!

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2 months ago

my wife and I did this hike after staying in Hana. AMAZING waterfall.

2 months ago

This is an easy hike the whole family can take to see an awesome 400 ft waterfall . It is accessible from the Haleakala national park in Hana . This is the same park where 7 sacred pools is located .