Pipiwai Trail

MODERATE 107 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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16 days ago

Super pretty trail that leads to large beautiful waterfall. The bamboo forest walkway of the trail is AMAZING and was the best part. Definitely a must see

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The bamboo forest is amazing and unique.

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hiking
1 month ago

Great diversity in plant life and falls at the end. Also, the description should be updated -- the elevation change according to the park is much less than 1600 ft. More like 600-800.

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hiking
1 month 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 ..

1 month 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!

hiking
1 month 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.

hiking
1 month 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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