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Wai'anapanapa State Park

Hana Hwy. near mile marker 32, Hana, Maui, HI
+1 808-984-8109
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Waianapanapa State Park is on the road to Hana, Maui.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hana Hwy. near mile marker 32, Hana, Maui, HI
+1 808-984-8109
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Stopped here along the road to Hana for a picnic lunch in the shade. The black sand beaches are beautiful, and there was a cave you could go into. Lots of people on the beach there, but I wouldn't recommend staying for long, as the...More

Thank schroeder1506
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a great picnic spot on your drive to/from Hana. There are picnic tables under shade trees at the top near the parking lot. The beach is beautiful with a small cave and great off-shore small islands. There is a walk along the cliffs...More

Thank geosupergeek
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're doing the road to Hana then this place is an ideal stop to stretch your legs, take in some beautiful scenery and get a little fresh air. The beach is fascinating to see with the black sands and lava rock with the back...More

Thank Dale M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Generally, I like to like things However, I leave this review in the hope that whoever is collecting the zillions of tourist dollars flooding into Hawaii does something about this ridiculous excuse for a road The good: nice views, a great challenge for your driving...More

1  Thank designtraders
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an amazing time with the Ocean and the campers in the Hana Campsite. A must do for travelers to connect with the rain and sun. There are hikes and the path w/ 7 sacred pools is amazing. try both highways to access the...More

Thank david_and_alissa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you don't plan to circle all the way around past Hana, Wai'anapanapa is a great destination on the Hana Highway. The trails have been nicely improved and the hiking is pretty easy. There are lots of shady picnic tables to have lunch.

1  Thank MMB1522
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No words can describe the beauty here. Make it a point to stop here even if it's for just a few minutes it will not disappoint. Beautiful!

Thank Janster35
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are on the road to Hana, this is a must stop. You park at the top of a hill looking down on the beach. After taking the stairs down, you reach the black sand beach. Immediately to the right is the entrance to...More

Thank Jeff T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Black sand beaches can be hard to come by, so why not stop here to see along the road to Hana. It is absolutely beautiful! This park actually has a few natural highlights in addition to the black sand beach. It has a really neat...More

1  Thank magicmomentfamily
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wai'anapanapa State Park is one of the best places to stop along the road to Hana. It is toward the end and differs from many of the stops in that there are multiple large parking lots. They will be busy particularly later in the day...More

Thank GoVols79
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Darlene B
I am wondering if camping in the state park and hiking are advisable when travelling alone?
13 January 2017|
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Response from not-a-big-city-girl | Reviewed this property |
The park is busy in the day, quite a few folks around, we hiked and it was fine. I would recommend that you call in ahead and check what the outdoor camping facilities are, then make a decision about over night. all the... More
Hi everyone, First trip to Maui (actually Hawaii) and wondered what the best and most unique places were to visit as we travel the Road to Hana. It seems that there are alot of things to do (only looking to do about 3-4 I think) and not sure which are best. Oh, our group consists of adults in good health (ages 25-35) and kids ages 4-14. Thanks in advance guys.
5 November 2016|
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Response from denisedV3471WA | Reviewed this property |
Definitely make the stop at this park. My husband and I went in July for our honeymoon and we really enjoyed it. I would say it is #3 on my list. Make sure you venture into the caves. Our top other things to do would be a... More
Are the cabins stocked with bed linens(pillows, blankets, sheets)?
15 October 2016|
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Response from MauiTraveller50 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, no they're not. Also make sure yiu bring insect repellant if therr has been a been a lot of wet weather.