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Maui Hikes

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  • Makawao hike: Olinda Forest (Waihou Springs Trail)

    Olinda Forest (Waihou Springs Trail)

    Makawao, Maui
    Nestled below the cloud line of Mount Haleakala at 3,820 feet of elevation is a 186 acre grove of pine trees with a looping trail that provides peaceful walking amidst the songs of birds and cool mountain air. The Waihou Spring Forest Reserve... Read more
  • Huelo hike: Bamboo Forest Huelo

    Bamboo Forest Huelo

    Huelo, Maui
    There are many areas on Maui with bamboo, but not many that you can hike into a a fill forest of bamboo. Huelos bamboo forest has a maze of trails that lead to several waterfalls and lots of greenery. The experience of hiking through a bamboo... Read more
  • Wailuku hike: 'Iao Valley

    'Iao Valley

    Wailuku, Maui
    The rock spire known as the 'Iao Needle rise 2,250 feet above the valley floor.  This centrally located State Park sits amidst the majestic scenery that novelist Mark Twain once referred to as the "Yosemite of the Pacific", it has easy to... Read more
  • Haiku hike: Twin Falls

    Twin Falls

    Haiku, Maui
    You will reach the falls after a 25 minute hike through tropical paradise.  Although most people think this is a park, the property known as "Twin Falls" is a 38 acres private property that is shared with the public free of charge by the... Read more
  • Hana hike: Fagan's Cross

    Fagan's Cross

    Hana, Maui
    The Hana area of Maui is a step back in time, its' rural charm and spacious landscape invite you to slow down and experience a deeper sense of Hawaii. As most access to open lands in Hana is along the coast, it is a rare treat to find this easy... Read more
  • Huelo hike: Keanae Arboretum

    Keanae Arboretum

    Huelo, Maui
    This hike is a must for plant lovers and provides a great respite from the curve filled driving of the Hana Highway.  It marks nearly the halfway point to Hana on the scenic highway between mile markers 16 and 17. An easy to follow paved... Read more
  • Makena hike: La Perouse Bay

    La Perouse Bay

    Makena, Maui
    The ocean front hiking trail at La Perouse Bay is a rare look at the last lava flow on Maui.  Known as Keone'o'io in the Hawaiian language, La Perouse Bay is a black rock landscape that skirts along a beautiful aqua blue coastal bay. The... Read more
  • Kula hike: Sliding Sands (Keonehe'ehe'e Trail) in Haleakala National Park

    Sliding Sands (Keonehe'ehe'e Trail) in Haleakala National Park

    Kula, Maui
    The lunar landscape of Haleakala Crater is the opposite of everything we associate with a lush tropical island like Maui. The high altitude makes the air crisp and the harsh extremes of weather and wind keep the plants and animals to a minimum.... Read more
  • Hana hike: Oheo Gulch (Seven Sacred Pools)

    Oheo Gulch (Seven Sacred Pools)

    Hana, Maui
    This popular Hana area attraction is part of the Haleakala National Park unit on Maui that stretches from the summit of Mt. Haleakala to the ocean in the Kipahulu district. There are very well maintained hiking trails that are some of the best... Read more
  • Wailuku hike: Waihe'e Ridge

    Waihe'e Ridge

    Wailuku, Maui
    The view from the Waihe'e Ridge trail feels like a look into wild ancient Hawaii.  This scenic mountain trail rises over 1500 feet vertically over a distance of 2.5 miles winding through pasture then tall cook island pines and thickets of... Read more
About Maui Hikes

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.

At a Glance:

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

Our Top 5 Maui Hikes:

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

Public Resources:

The State of Hawai'i maintains a trail system throughout the islands, visit the  website for details:

Hawai'i State Parks:

Haleakala National Park:

Private Hiking Tours:  We highly recommend this company.   The owner Jay Franey is a certified University of Hawai'i guide, educator, and naturalist.

Where to get gear on Maui:

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.