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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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Olivine Pools
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

great short hike right off the road. pools are full of crabs and little fish. there are many little pools. there are a couple holes deep enough to take a dip. when the wind is blowing the swells crash pretty high and you can get wet. I found a small blow hole, however it doesn't blow very high.

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Streamside Trail, Iao Valley State Park
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21 Completed 2 Reviews

There is a well worn trail that starts next to the river which you will see from the paved Iao path. It is a very easy and flat hike along the river. There are multiple trails that lead off this main trail but most of them require some bush wracking. They are not marked and it is very easy to get disoriented if you continue 'up' these trails away from the river. Ended up covered in mud but at least you can clean up in the river.

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Waihee ridge trail
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14 Completed 9 Reviews

One of the most beautiful trail I have ever done. It is definitely a work out when you start at the trailhead because it is straight up hill. After that though my dad, uncle and I thought it was much easier and the way back even better. I would recommend this trail to anyone that wants a good hike and has the ability to do it!

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Iao Valley Needle Hike
by Michelle CR

1 Completed 1 Reviews

We followed the advice on this site and found the trail at the top of the public trail, just beyond the sign. The first part of the trail skimmed close to a drop-off and had me a little worried. The views were lovely, but I'm a cautious person around drop-offs. Then it meandered into the rainforest and there were only a few times along the way where you could see out of the dense brush. The hike to the top was pretty easy until the last 25 meters or so and then you really had to climb. We ran into several people along the way, but it still felt serene and isolated. The views up top were breathtaking! We had gorgeous weather, but kept musing that the trail would turn treacherous during a downpour. This was a lovely hike! I highly recommend you give it a go.

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Waihee ridge trail
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76 Completed 43 Reviews

a beautiful well maintained trail on a beautiful island! Make sure you go early and get to the top (picnic table and end of trail sign) before the clouds move in and obscure your views.

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Waihee ridge trail
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26 Completed 12 Reviews

When you go we started our track at the parking lot because that's part of the hike. Then you walk about .3 miles straight up hill. To me that's part of the hike. Then it's a grueling 2 miles straight up for the most part. Along the way the scenery is amazing. Especially when you share it with someone beautiful. The top had strawberry plants if you can find them.

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Waihe'e Ridge Trail
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76 Completed 43 Reviews

Fun trail, great views along the way, and lots of plants to look at.

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Iao Valley Needle Hike
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41 Completed 17 Reviews

The official Iao Valley Needle Hike is a paved 0.6-mile walk provides a scenic viewpoint of Iao Needle and a short walk through a botanical garden. The unofficial hike is an unmarked but well-worn trail up the ridge, starts beyond the handrails next to the lookout. Went around noontime in May, there were bus/car loads of people; felt a bit awkward being the only one crossing the handrails next to the sign that specifically states “Stay on Pavement”. Nevertheless, the awkward feeling was soon replaced by overwhelming feeling of admiration of the beautiful landscape. The last part of the trail was steep, required some side steeping, tree grabbing, and butt scooting. =P Oh, bug repellant is a must, I came back with 26 mosquito bites. (+_+)

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Lahaina Pali Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

If you want to hike to a destination or peak do not hike this trail. It basically goes from one parking lot to another.

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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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