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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Pipiwai Trail Reviews
We started our drive from West Maui and took the road less traveled by entering from the south. This drive was absolutely beautiful through the farms and cliff views and was much less busy than the ro... more »
The waterfall at the end of the hike made it all worth it. What an amazing thing to see up close! The bamboo forest was very cool too. Be sure to wear appropriate footwear and water, as this hike does... more »
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