Bamboo Forest

Bamboo Forest, Maui: Address, Phone Number, Bamboo Forest Reviews: 4.5/5

Bamboo Forest
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Located at Oheo Gulch, the Bamboo Forest offers good hiking.
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Reno, NV3 contributions
Beautiful hike
Jun 2021
This was a sight to see and hear. Standing in the middle of the bamboo forest and listening to the bamboo in the wind was just unbelievable to hear. It was like giant wind chimes all around. A very soothing and relaxing sound. It was an amazing to see as well.
Written 29 September 2021
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joaniemaria
Eldridge, IA2,077 contributions
Beautiful hike
Sep 2021 • Family
This is a beautiful hike. So glad we left early enough to hike to the bamboo forest. The day was sunny, warm, humid. Bring your bug spray and plenty of water. We brought a cooler with us with snacks and water. You will need a National Park pass to enter. Restrooms and water is available but the visitor center was closed due to pandemic. Well worth a trip to Hana.
Written 22 September 2021
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tammy s
Saint Charles, MO43 contributions
Beautiful from start to end
Jul 2021
So glad we did this hike and planned our road to Hana visit around being able to complete this. It was a rainy day when we visited which made for a muddy trail but not an extreme obstacle. It did result in absolutely amazing waterfall at the end of the trail. Beautiful views the whole way and the bamboo forest was beautiful. Despite the trail having a steady stream of hikers, the forest still feels secluded and private.
Written 30 July 2021
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Greg F
Riverview, FL41 contributions
Trees Everywhere
Jul 2021
It was simply a WOW factor on how many Trees there were. Stay on trail or you might get lost. Enjoy the rest of the trail too.
Written 28 July 2021
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RKSS
Holland, MI6 contributions
Clinking bamboo
Jul 2021
So much fun to listen to the clinking bamboo. The further you go, the taller the trees. Bring bug spray and plan for muddy shoes. But, enjoy this sensory experience!
Written 11 July 2021
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DaveOfCalif
San Diego, CA71 contributions
Fun, semi-strenuous hike through amazing nature, marred only by car tire slashing.
Jun 2021
I've been on this trail before, and I really like it. However, yesterday, June 25, 2021, someone saw fit to puncture one of the tires on the local truck I was borrowing. Took a long time to get a tow service out there. I get that some locals don't like tourists enjoying the trails, but this was really annoying. Whenever you're going here, or other places kind of remote here, make sure you are prepared: water, food, charged phone, AAA or other road side service. Maybe even plan to change your own spare tire instead of waiting for a service. That aside, the trail was excellent as usual! Water was low just now but if you can clamber up the rocks a mile or so, you can swim in some cooling waters underneath beautiful waterfalls. Early in the trail, lots of amazing dense bamboo forest. First part of trail to first waterfall is easy, Probably not good for small children after that. Take good shoes, but expect them to get wet and muddy. Maybe old sneakers? Enjoy!
Written 27 June 2021
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Ga-ATL
Atlanta164 contributions
A walk worth taking
Mar 2021
Walked to the top thru the bamboo and to the waterfall, crossed the river and witnessed a beautiful sight and sound of the magnificent waterfall! THen it started raining and the river was getting angry we all helped each other back across, yes stranger will assist!!
Written 27 March 2021
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Chodo
Phoenix107 contributions
Part of Pipiwai Trail
Jan 2021
Hard to figure out that this Bamboo Forest is one of the several ecosystems that you traverse on this 4 miles roundtrip hike. The Bamboo is about 3/4ths of the way to the uppermost waterfall. The trail is closed to the base of the waterfall.
Wonderful experience to walk on a platform through this stand of bamboo that is about 30 - 40 ft tall, densely packed together. Each bamboo shoot (?) is about 4"-5" tall. Absolutely worth the hike here.

We chose to hike here because of the Waikomou Waterfall at the end, but this portion was our favorite by far.
Written 25 January 2021
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Piero C
Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina370 contributions
Easy hike, eat parking, easy “swimming hole”
Oct 2020 • Solo
After Twin Falls, but still convenient to the rest of the island, this hike gives you the feel of Hana side waterfall hikes without all the downtime of driving to and fro. In addition, there’s the thick stands of young bamboo that offer a dark respite from the over-bearing Maui sun. Almost the whole hike is shaded. After Twin Falls, pull over when you see the next bunch of parked cars. The parking space furthest east fits three cars, and here at the trailhead is an enticing waterfall pool, as pictured, that you’ll probably have all to yourself, 30 seconds from the road. But, if you insist on hiking, it’s a twenty minute walk to the next pool, larger, below a small triple falls. Here you can spread out among the rocks. Find a flat one and have a picnic. Although these are not the most impressive falls on this side of the island, convenience makes up for it, and it’s mostly locals, since tourists have so many more miles to cover if their ultimate destination is Kinabalu. In other words, it’s a great morning off, or afternoon destination.
Written 14 October 2020
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Ryan
Charlotte, NC576 contributions
Some misleading pictures posted to this POI
Aug 2019
The bamboo forest was cool to me because of the sounds it makes in the wind. Although, it probably doesn't even crack my top 10 favorite things on the Pipiwai Trail alone... that's how amazing the hike is.

Also, an FYI to readers and reviewers, there are several photos posted on this Trip Advisor POI which are NOT from this location and are instead from the Bamboo Forest located more towards the beginning of the Road to Hana, near mile marker 8 and just before the Garden of Eden Arboretum. Those pictures show the rainbow trees, hikers crossing a piece of plank wood, and wide open pools where the water isn't really flowing.
Written 18 July 2020
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