Pipiwai Trail

MODERATE 124 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.

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

7 days ago

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10 days 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

11 days ago

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15 days ago

Moderately easy hike with great views.

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30 days ago

This hike was amazing, the waterfall was mind blowing and so was the scenery on the way there.

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1 month ago

Best hike to see magnificent bamboo forest with waterfall as reward. Banyan tree and guava grove at the beginning are extras. Go early to avoid crowd.

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1 month ago

Hiked the trail May 2, Fall was great Bamboo forest wonderful eerie

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Beautiful trail, would have enjoyed it better if I had had better hiking shoes than water sandals the scenery along the way was amazing and the waterfall at the end of the trail was a welcomed re stinging point

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