Explore one of Maui's best hiking trails.
Featuring a large bamboo forest, waterfalls, and miles of natural beauty, Pīpīwai Trail is located in southeastern Maui, just off of Hana Highway. The trail is 4-miles (round-trip) and takes at least 2.5 hours up and back. It begins with one of several bamboo forests with a wooden walkway to make it easier to walk across the marshy ground. Be sure to wear sturdy hiking boots and bring lots of water with you before starting this hike. It has an elevation gain of 650 feet, making it a more strenuous hike that is not suitable for young children.
Waimoku Falls is one of the best natural features to see along the hike. It drops down 400 feet by a horseshoe-shaped lava rock cliff and is located past the third bamboo forest. You have to pass a stream before you can see the falls, but do not attempt to cross this stream if the water is flowing too quickly. Before you get to Waimoku Falls, you will pass by Makahiku Falls, which drops over 150 feet down. Use caution and have fun on this tropical hike in Maui, Hawaii.