Pipiwai Trail

Pipiwai Trail, Haleakala National Park: Address, Phone Number, Pipiwai Trail Reviews: 5/5

Pipiwai Trail
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A scenic hiking and horseback riding trail that features major waterfalls, beautiful pools and an eerie bamboo forest.
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LifeTraveler
4 contributions
Great and must do
Jul 2021 • Family
It was an awesome experience. Because we had a 7 year old in our group we started early from lahaina at around 7AM and drove straight to the trailhead. It was not strenuous but not easy stroll either.
Written 25 July 2021
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Philip M
New York City, NY682 contributions
Beautiful and easy hike
Jul 2021 • Couples
Very beautiful waterfall at the end.
The bamboo forest is the last ~1/3 of the hike and it’s certainly a highlight of the hike.
Written 19 July 2021
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CSyn107
14 contributions
Steep but worth it!
Jul 2021 • Couples
We loved this hike - took us a very long time but we enjoyed every moment of it. Bring plenty of water and good shoes, it is very steep and strenuous, a little muddy. So many different ecosystems in one hike….woody forest, bamboo forest, waterfalls with freshwater fish, tropical flowers and fruits- really special!
Written 18 July 2021
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rickh57
Portland, OR354 contributions
The hike was fine, but the Falls of Makahiku weren't very impressive
Jul 2021
I visited in July and there was only a small trickle of water flowing over Makahiku Falls, so somewhat disappointing.
Written 17 July 2021
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RKSS
Holland, MI6 contributions
Bamboo Forest
Jul 2021
Listening to the Bamboo clink above you on the trail makes for a very interesting hike! Bring bug spray and plan for muddy shoes. It is a 2 hour hike.
Written 11 July 2021
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S D B
Brooklyn, NY134 contributions
A must do
Jun 2021
A must do when doing road to hana trip. the first part of the trail is a little boring but after that there are waterfalls and bamboo forest which are very nice to see. probobly less crowded in morning based on our experience.. we also arrived driving from the backroad to hana and arrived there first thing in morning.
Written 6 July 2021
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Bailey G
Orlando, FL104 contributions
One of the Best Stops on the Road to Hana!
Jun 2021
The Pipiwai Trail is a must do if you're taking the Road to Hana trip!

It is an additional trek beyond the "end of the road to Hana", however this hike packs a punch in terms of scenery,

It's about a 2 mile hike. I am 27, over 6 ft and over 250 lbs. I am not built for hiking. However, while there were certainly some challenging parts in the hike, overall the hike is very doable by even those who aren't necessarily in shape.

Highlights are definitely the bamboo forest and waterfall. That bamboo forest is beautiful. Great lighting for photos. Also had some friends with us who said they liked this better than the one they visited in Japan.

You can also see the waterfall at the end, however you may or may not choose to go past the sign at the end to see the full view of the waterfall...
Written 21 June 2021
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corinneloveland
Asbury Park, NJ40 contributions
Worth every step
Jun 2021 • Couples
We hiked this quickly because we wanted to make sure we could make it to the falls at the end and back before the park closed. So glad we did, as it’s a trip highlight. This is a gorgeous hike. Two waterfalls, a bamboo forest, and a gorgeous banyan tree, all in less than 4 miles of not too strenuous hiking. Enjoy!
Written 6 June 2021
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Laurat33
Orlando, FL348 contributions
Worth ever step!
Jun 2021 • Family
It’s a long way to get here but worth it! We stayed the night in Hana after our long day of driving. Made it to the Haleakala NP around 10:15am. Crowded but not crazy. Made it up and back in about 2 hours. The bamboo portion of the trail is breathtaking!!
Written 3 June 2021
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RobertinHB
Huntington Beach, CA13 contributions
Great Hike
May 2020
Two words: Bamboo Forest
Two More: Breathtaking Waterfall
Did this with a pregnant wife and Four year old daughter, you can do it too!!
Written 28 April 2021
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