Hiking on Maui, Hawaii

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Crater Trail & Sliding Sands, Haleakala NP, Maui
Crater Trail & Sliding Sands, Haleakala NP, Maui
Kula, Hawaii, United States
Moderate: 5.0 miles, Half day
Descend into the enormous and otherworldly crater of Maui's Haleakala National Park

Maui's highest point is the summit of Haleakala, where you'll find the immense caldera of possibly the largest dormant volcano on the planet. This short hike descends into the crater to explore the dramatic history of the mountain with its many cinder cones and lava lava flows. Elevation gain: • 1,600ft (from 8,300 – 9,900ft) Tips: •...
Waihee Ridge Trail, Maui
Waihee Ridge Trail, Maui
Wailuku, Hawaii, United States
Moderate: 4.5 miles, 1-3 hours
Dramatic and always scenic. Hiking the Waihee ridgeline up in the Maui mountains.

This 4.5 mile round-trip hike in West Maui Forest Reserve promises lush scenery, great valley views and some dramatic ridge-line hiking. As on the windward side of all Hawaiian islands, you're more likely to be in for wet weather and muddy conditions. But it's not all that bad, since this means waterfalls are plentiful, the vegetation is greener...
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Makawao Forest- Kahakapao Trail
by motuman on Aug 29, 2009
Makawao, Hawaii, United States
Hiking | 6.1 miles
The road the leads to this hike will dead end at a marked gate. Just park on the side of the road and enter through the gate on foot.This is a great trail for hiking or mountain biking! We brought our dogs, and this hike is very dog friendly. Just remember lots of water for the pupsThe only bummer is the very steep, asphalt road for the first half mile of the...
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The 'Iao Valley
by croyle on Apr 13, 2011
Wailuku Heights, Hawaii, United States
Hiking | 1.8 miles
This was the first short hike of a two-hike day. We'd never been to the 'Iao Valley before but it looked like a "must see" location and it really was beautiful.There are a pair of very short paved paths near the parking area, and then a dirt  trail runs west from one of those paths. It splits into multiple paths that generally follow the Iao Stream west. We followed these paths for...
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Haleakala - Sliding Sands trail
by caobhin on Mar 02, 2009
Kaonoulu, Hawaii, United States
Hiking | 5.4 miles
fantastic little hike down to the top of the first cinder cone.  Air was as still as could be, and completely silent within the crater-valley.  Very few folks on the trail, too.  Combined the silence of being in a closed room all by yourself, with the expansiveness of in a massive valley, being able to see for miles.  Amazing experience.
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Waihee Ridge Hike
by croyle on Apr 14, 2011
Kahalui, Hawaii, United States
Hiking | 4.3 miles
The Waihee Ridge Trail is short but uphill the entire way to Lanilili peak (2569’) at the end of the hike. You’ll climb pretty much non-stop for about 1,500’, with very little flat or downhill, until you reach the peak. Of course, the hike back is nearly all downhill. Along the way up there is a bench with view of a large waterfall, but since the falls are something like a mile...
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Haleakala 04-17-10
by w_nikolai on Apr 24, 2010
Kaonoulu, Hawaii, United States
Hiking | 12.5 miles
Did a gorgeous hike on the Sliding Sands trail and then the Halemau'u Trail ... Parked at the trailhead for the Halemau'u Trail (at about 8000 feet), hitched a ride to the summit, then started hiking at about 11 AM. Total trip time was just over 5 hours, with about 4 hours of walking. It was surprisingly warm (in the mid-high 60s). Dropped down to about 6500' inside the crater (from 10,000'...
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Waihee Valley, Maui
by alecms on Mar 18, 2007
Kahului, Hawaii, United States
Hiking | 33 miles
Scooter trip and hike to Waihee Valley in the West Maui Mountains
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'Iao Valley Rainforest Hike, Maui
by CarrieC on Apr 13, 2011
Wailuku, Hawaii, United States
Hiking | 1.5 miles
This is a hike I took with my husband Dave during our trip to Maui. It was in 'Iao Valley State Park, which is in the shadow of the 'Iao Needle, a natural rock pinnacle. It takes you through a beautiful rainforest along a stream. This valley was once home to many native Hawaiians, and was the scene of a fierce battle between the forces of King Kamehameha I and the armies of...
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Waihou Spring Trail Loop
by SueD on Aug 25, 2013
Olinda, Hawaii, United States
Hiking | 2.0 miles
Beautiful walk through a forest. If you want to add the closed trail, add a steep hike down and back and please bring a can of bug spray.
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Maui Tropical Plantation
by Dermhiker on Jan 31, 2009
Waikapu, Hawaii, United States
Hiking | 0.0 miles
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Waihee Ridge Trail
by pcmasten on Feb 12, 2010
Waihee, Hawaii, United States
Hiking | 4.2 miles
We drove about 1 hr from Kihei. From Kahului, take 340 north on the Kahekii Hwy. About 0.9 mi from mile marker 6, watch for the Mendes Ranch on the right. The turnoff for the Boy Scout camp is immediately on the left.  You can park here or continue another 0.8 mi up the hill to reach the parking are next to the Boy Scout Camp. On this day, there were only...
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Waihou Springs State Park
by SueD on Mar 31, 2014
Hiking | 2.6 miles
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Hosmer Grove and Supply Trail Hikes
by SueD on Aug 18, 2013
Haleakala, HI, Maui
Hiking | 5.9 miles
Between the entrance to Haleakala National Park and the park's visitor center lies Hosmer Grove, at 6,750 feet. We started our day with an easy and beautiful hike through eucalyptus, cedar, spruce, and pine trees (aromas were delicious) into shrubland where we looked for the four types of honeycreepers that are native to this area. This trail was short and sweet, easy with plenty of plaque markers to identify the trees, and...
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Haleakala Crater Hike
by SueD on Jul 22, 2013
Kula, Hawaii, United States
Hiking | 13.6 miles
The idea is to park at the Halemau'u Trail head, then hitchhike to the top and the Sliding Sands trail head. This way, you don't have to do any backtracking, and the climb back out is not quite as bad. I know others have claimed to have done this hike in four hours, but we took a couple of side jaunts, and despite the rain and mist for the first several miles of...
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by cchiesa on Jan 22, 2009
Hiking | 0.0 miles
Hike into Haleakala Crater
by Bike4life on Jun 21, 2012
Kula, Hawaii, United States
Hiking | 4.7 miles
My final hike here on the Island of Maui. Descending 1,600' in 2.5 miles down into the crater among the cinder cones. When I started I at 9AM I found that I was alone after the first little overlook. When I made it down to split rock. I found thatI was the only soul for miles. It was so quite and bereft of sound that it was almost eerie. 
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Haleakala Crater (One-Way: Keonehe`ehe`e [Sliding Sands] Trailhead to Halemau`u Trailhead)
by Vines on Jun 30, 2012
Kaonoulu, Hawaii, United States
Hiking | 12.1 miles
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Polipoli Trail
by motuman on Sep 03, 2009
Keokea, Hawaii, United States
Hiking | 2.7 miles
Turn off Kekaulike Hwy in Kula onto Waipoli Road. Follow the road way up the switchbacks till you reach Polipoli Spring State Recreational Area.The first section of the road is paved but the last 30 minutes is dirt and gravel. 4WD recommended.From the parking lot at Polipoli park there are options for multiple hiking paths. We just followed a portion on the main trail down the mountain for about 1.5 miles. It was...
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Twin Falls
by Barrablanca on Jan 18, 2011
Haiku, Hawaii, United States
Hiking | 1.8 miles
Very short  hike.  Sad to see litter along the trail.  Wear or carry  hiking sandals as you have to do a water crossing to  get a good view of the falls.