Haleakala National Park – East Maui and Upcountry Hikes
There is a $10 per vehicle fee, or $25 annual park pass available.
Pipiwai Trail to Waimoku Falls: The entrance of this trail is on the East side of Maui at the Kipahulu entrance to Haleakala National Park near the 7 Sacred Pools. Traverse through a guava orchard and bamboo forests to your final destination, Waimoku Falls.
Haleakala Crater: Located in Haleakala National Park, there are a variety of hiking opportunities near the summit. Depending on your endurance level, there are hikes that last only 20 minutes and others that last up to a full day.
Kings Highway Trail or Hoapili Trail: The trailhead for this hike is located at La Perouse Bay. The trail itself is an ancient pathway that was developed by King Piilani in the 16th century to circumnavigate and connect both sides of the island. Sturdy foot wear is definitely recommended as you will be hiking on jagged lava rock, but the expansive ocean view is well worth the adventure.
Iao Valley: This valley is a favorite visitor destination, offering towering green cliffs and occasional waterfalls in the distance. There are two options for hiking: 1) hike up and along the ridge or 2) follow the stream, and “rock hop” up to a refreshing pond for a dip. Be sure to wear your swimsuit; this is where the locals come to relax!