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Pipiwai Trail, Haleakala National Park

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One of Haleakala National Park’s most scenic hiking routes, Pipiwai Trail guides you past the thundering Makahiku waterfalls, and all the way up to the 122 m (400 ft) Waimoku Falls. The moderately strenuous hike is 6.4 km (4 mi) roundtrip and has a 244 m (800 ft) elevation change. Surrounded with lush greenery, the trail is well marked and covered with boardwalk in some sections. You will have to cross streams in a couple spots, so take care, especially if the water is moving fast. Remember to bring closed-toe shoes, food, water, sunscreen, and insect repellent. Before you head to Haleakala National Park, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Haleakala National Park trip maker app, to make sure you see all that Haleakala National Park has to offer, including Pipiwai Trail.
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  • We loved this trail - not too strenuous, it includes a boardwalk through a bamboo forest, a banyan tree, and some magnificent waterfalls as a reward at the end. A “must” if you’re on the road to... 
    We loved this trail - not too strenuous, it includes a boardwalk through a bamboo forest, a banyan tree, and some magnificent waterfalls as a reward at the end. A “must” if you’re on the road to...  more »
  • Nice easy hike with mild elevation gain. Bamboo forest was pretty as were the waterfalls along the way. Very crowded mid day. There was 6 of us. We did the hike in a little over 2 hours. We we’re... 
    Nice easy hike with mild elevation gain. Bamboo forest was pretty as were the waterfalls along the way. Very crowded mid day. There was 6 of us. We did the hike in a little over 2 hours. We we’re...  more »

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