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Iao Valley Needle Hike

Wailuku, HI

There are multiple hikes in the Ioa Valley Park - my recommendation would be to follow the concrete path up past the bridge and you will soon come to a sign that says "stay on trail" this is where you can hop the iron fence and continue on a well worn / hiked trail up the mountain ridge. Great views

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Iao Valley Needle Hike
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Great great views of the needle. We followed the muddy path..Would be very difficult if it would be rainy.

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Iao Valley Needle Hike
by Corinne O'Neill

4 Completed 2 Reviews

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Waihe'e Ridge Trail
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19 Completed 3 Reviews

Love this hike - and it's never the same. If the trail is dry, it's an easy hike. If it's wet and muddy - the trail can be quite the challenge. In the fog its mystical , if it's clear - the views are awesome.

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Iao Valley Needle Hike
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

DO NOT GO ON THIS HIKE if it rained 3 days prior and given it rains almost everyday -- the hike does not worth it.
First of all, it is not a maintained hike rather a tourist trail, thus it gets really muddy. By really i mean ankle deep with very thick mud and it gets really dangerous with broken branches and sharp rocks.
Second, it goes through the jungle and best views are in the beginning of the hike and at the very end, so it is definitely not worth to go through all the mud to see the view that it is not that much different than one in the beginning. Just go up to where deep jungle begins( after an ascent along the ridge with red rocks ) and turn back.

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Lahaina Pali Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

This is a legitimate trail run. Technical trail with some good steep climbs.

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Iao Valley Needle Hike
by Greg Adam

8 Completed 27 Reviews

Great views of the needle, we stayed on path. It's not really a hike on the path, it's a tourist path, but the area was beautiful and it was worth it. The beginning of the trail off the path looked looked rough, as though it could be undefined or require bushwhacking.

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Iao Valley Needle Hike
by Greg Adam

8 Completed 27 Reviews

Great views of the needle, we stayed on path. It's not really a hike on the path, it's a tourist path, but the area was beautiful and it was worth it. The beginning of the trail off the path looked looked rough, as though it could be undefined or require bushwhacking.

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Waihee ridge trail
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8 Completed 7 Reviews

Incredible views. Hard to see much at the top on a cloudy day. Try to go early in the morning!

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Swinging Bridges
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19 Completed 3 Reviews

It's too bad this fun hike is now closed. I was lucky enough to hike it several times over the years before it was closed. I hope it will be available to the public again.

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Iao Valley Needle Hike
by Greg Adam

8 Completed 27 Reviews

Great views of the needle, we stayed on path. It's not really a hike on the path, it's a tourist path, but the area was beautiful and it was worth it. The beginning of the trail off the path looked looked rough, as though it could be undefined or require bushwhacking.

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