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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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Lahaina Pali Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Awesome views, not as tough as proclaimed. Definitely worth a couple hours for the views from the top.

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Iao Valley Needle Hike
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

Hikers will be disappointed. It's not a trail; it's a paved walking path with handrails throughout. Although a veritable cornucopia of signage commands visitors to stay on the payment, trails lead off along the river to some nice spots to dip your toes in. Although this is pleasant, the spot as a whole is not worth the admission fee.

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Iao Valley Needle Hike
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Great trail. Muddy and slippery in a few areas but well worth the view.
Super secluded feel to the trail. Quiet and beautiful.
Loved it

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Lahaina Pali Trail from the Ukumehame (West) Trailhead
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5 Completed 4 Reviews

We took the trail from the Maalaea side, headed up to the windmills (just past the 2.5 mile mark) and got some fantastic views of the valley and ocean on both sides. The first mile or so past the trailhead was very steep, but then it got a little better and less exhausting. The full 10 miles would have been way too much for us given the elevation gain, but it worked great as an out-and-back to the halfway point, and took us just around 2.5 hours total. All in all a very enjoyable hike!

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Iao Valley Needle Hike
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5 Completed 4 Reviews

Thoroughly enjoyed this hike! We slipped the fence and followed the trails up to a peak -- took us one hour up, and slightly less back. The trail has steeper parts but there are usually branches you can grab on to for support, and the view at the top is absolutely worth the hike up! Be sure to bring rain gear -- even though it was a lovely day, our hike started with a very heavy shower and we were glad we had raincoats while most people were huddled under a roof or got soaked running back to their cars.

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Swinging Bridges
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6 Completed 2 Reviews

Hiking trail has been closed, someone bought the land and put posted signs and no trespassing warnings up everywhere. The people who live near the parking told me that hikers have been fined for trespassing.

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Waihe'e Ridge Trail
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6 Completed 2 Reviews

Beautiful hike, uphill great workout. Great views of eastern coast and the valley.

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Waihe'e Ridge Trail
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11 Completed 2 Reviews

It's actually 2 1/2 miles out and return for 5 miles. wonderful elevated coastal and ravine views.

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Lahaina Pali Trail from the Ukumehame (West) Trailhead
by Jim Rothert

2 Completed 2 Reviews

We took two cars, left one at the Maalaea trailhead, the other on the Lahaina side where we began the hike. As noted in other reviews, go early. There is little shade and the sun can be brutal later in the day. The trail ascends dramatically, crossing between windmills #10 and #11 on the lower section (there is an upper section with, if I recall correctly, 14 more). The elevation at this point is probably 2000 to 2500 feet, from where one has spectacular views of Haleakala to the south and east, Maalaea below, Kaho'olawe and Molokini to the south and west, Lana'i to the west. From December to April, the humpback whales in the channels between the various islands will be readily visible. The descent on the eastern side is unnoteworthy, again hot and dry. Sunscreen, a wide brimmed hat, good footwear, and adequate water are necessities.

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Olivine Pools
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11 Completed 2 Reviews

Short trail, wonderful colored rock formations of old lava flow. Tidal pools deep enough to swim in. Lots of scenery for pictures. Everyone had fun.

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