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Wailuku, Hawaii Map

January 2018, 9AM, temp 74°f, solo hiker age 44, male, 210 lbs & 20+ yrs hiking experience.

This is a fabulous hike! Every step has breathtaking views. It was hot in January so always bring water. No issues with the parking area I just parked close to the road. My age and experience I would rate this a medium hard. Bring a hat there is no shade (which is why you have awesome views). Ankle support hiking boots if you have them there is a lot of ankle twisting potentials. A small first aid kit would be good to have because it is rocky so falls will result in a boo boo. Sun screen and a sweat rag would be good to have. There is a beach area 1/4 mile away (take a right out of the parking lot) it's a good place to soak those sore feet when your finiahed.

Great trail, only difficulty it can be slippery. Not technically challenging at all. If you get up there and the clouds have covered your view, just wait about 15 or 20 minutes and they should clear out.

Nice, yet moderately busy trail with excellent viewpoints and well maintained sections interspersed with some slick areas. Do early in day as routine clouds show up early on top.

Great climb! It’s straight up hill with only a few level spots! The views are spectacular and would highly recommend not missing out in this hike!

Very pretty hike with a healthy climb. Got there at 8:30 and there were just a few cars, not over crowded. The drive in is beautiful as well. When clouded over, it feels nice and cool, but you won’t get the view from the very top. Nice little platform at top for 360 views and big enough to hang out and have a snack or a lunch. If it rains, I wouldn’t want to be in gym shoes. Bring water, good shoes, a snack and enjoy! Took us two hours with breaks. We saw plenty of people of all ages and fitness levels doing this.

Fantastic views at the top. Went during the rainy season and trail was complete mud. Factor that in on your decision or ability. Good workout. Great views of the gorges, valleys, mountains and oceans. Really recommend.

Great hike with spectacular views! If you’re looking for the views, you can stop after the first mile because the last mile is very steep with just a view of the other side of the ridge for a different valley, not as great as the first stopping point. If this is for a workout going all the way to the top is strenuous for that last mile. Definitely beautiful hike, you can see a waterfall from the distance and the valley is simply breathtaking. As expected, incredibly hot and hard to find shade so be prepared!

This trail is closed, along with all the other trails in Iao Valley State Park. Tried to hike it earlier today and it was blocked off. The park website doesn’t say anything about these trails being closed.

This trail is closed, along with all the other trails in Iao Valley State Park. Tried to hike it earlier today and it was blocked off. The park website doesn’t say anything about these trails being closed.

loved it but keep an eye out for the entrance, we missed it and Google maps took us an hour out of the way through white knuckle turns. pretty nice views and a decently strenuous hike.

Great view to go uphill. Good for trail running but just be careful to your ankle ;) a lot of rocks. Bring water , very hot .

Amazing views, not too long , good for trail runners. :)

Beautiful scenery. It hadn’t rained recently so it wasn’t too muddy. Fairly heavily trafficked but worth it for the amazing ocean and mountain views.

The views are nice on the way up, but otherwise a boring hike. Our car was broken into in the parking lot, so it’s best to leave nothing in your car, leave the windows down or car unlocked to avoid a broken window.

Nice hike. Bring a pair of binos or zoom lense and you can spot tons of waterfalls not visible to the naked eye. Well worn smooth clay path requires decent shoes. Upper parking lot fills up by 1030. There is an extra lot about a 1/2 mile down at the highway so please dont double park or block people. If you don't have time for the full hike the viewing platform at the half way mark actually has a better view than the summit I think.

A beautiful trail with fantastic views.

Did this hike for my Daughter’s Birthday. Sunny and beautiful views with a great breeze that saved us. Was only disappointed with the end where you are surrounded after a beautiful hike by large windmills. No distinct ending point either. Did get a great view of Haleakala from that view point.

Be prepared for mud, especially after rain and in the shaded/wooded areas. Several people had slipped and fallen on the trail and were covered in mud. The exposed areas get tacky as they start to dry out and that helps with traction. I preferred the views of the valleys and waterfalls prior to the summit and probably would not hike it to the top again. It is a good workout though! Note: Parking is limited and the overflow lot is ridiculously far away.

19 days ago

Amazing views all the way up and down this hike. Tropical ridge line hiking like only Hawaii can deliver. A must do on Maui for avid hikers.

To see the petroglyphs is really fantastic, but if you follow the posted signs you have to stay back from the cliff face and they weren’t very easy to see from that far away. But there’s a lot of beauty in the area, and if you keep going and take the trail to the top of the hill there’s an awesome panoramic view from that ridge top over the mountains, Olowalu, and out across the sea past Maalaea to Kihei.

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