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Iao Valley, Wailuku

4.3
In a tropical valley with its own tropical microclimate, Iao Valley attracts visitors with its spire-shaped Needle. Take a walk through the botanical garden to overlook the Needle, a 370 m (1200 ft) tall lava remnant. The valley itself was once a burial ground for rulers, and the monument was used as a sacrificial altar. One of the bloodiest battles of Hawaii also occurred at this spot. For these reasons, hiking through the area is not permitted. Instead, follow the paved paths and read the info boards. Put Iao Valley into our Wailuku trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Wailuku.
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  • My wife and I stopped here when we arrived in Maui on way to our hotel. Beautiful park and fabulous scenery!  more »
  • This was such a beautiful place. It isn't very far out of town and all of sudden you are in this beautiful valley. This hike up to the viewing area is relatively easy, Well worth the time.  more »
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  • yet again, another amazing spot. But remember, please! You must bring good aloha in order to receive good aloha, if you bring bad aloha you get ALOHA! 👋
  • Awesome views and a nice light walk. Paved paths and some small trails if you like.

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