Sometimes the best way to experience Maui can be a simple hike into nature. The natural beauty of Maui is truly astounding, from mountains to the sea there is much to explore that requires you to leave the roadway and venture down the "beaten path" on foot. Whether an experienced hiker, or a relative new comer, Hawaii's trails are some of the most beautiful you will find anywhere in the world. Each island has its' special spots and areas that hiking is best recommended, and Maui is no exception.
Highlights: A great activity for exercise plus you can get deeper into the natural beauty of the islands while exploring.
Activity Level: Mild to strenuous
Options: A private, or professional tour provider can take you to a variety of locations. Research via web or through trail guides can give you great self guided hike. National and State Parks have marked trails and orientation for safest self-guided touring
Warnings!: Hazards vary by terrain, but the islands are inherently lava rock that is brittle, jagged, and often unstable. Be aware of unstable rocks or boulders in the hiking environment, watch for slippery algae covered rocks by streams or ocean edges. Flash flooding can occur in streams so be aware of the weather in the area and mountains above. Before venturing into the islands hikes it is best to be prepared for the conditions at hand, sunscreen, hydration, rain protection, and bug repellent are all recommended preparations before going hiking in Hawai'i.
Price Range: $0 to $150 per person
1.'Iao Valley State Park, Wailuku
2. Twin Falls,Huelo
3. Oheo Gulch, Hana
4. La Perouse Bay, Wailea
5. Waihe'e Ridge Trail, Waihe'e
The State of Hawai'i maintains a trail system throughout the islands, visit the website for details: http://hawaiitrails.ehawaii.gov/island.php?island=Maui
http://www.MauiAdventureSpecialist.com/ We highly recommend this company. The owner Jay Franey is a certified University of Hawai'i guide, educator, and naturalist.
We do not have many official outdoor stores on island. Our central city of Kahului, where the airport is located, is the only shopping district for best store selection.