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Ma'alaea Beach

Hawaii > Maui > Wailuku
Summary
Length4 mi
Elev. Gain0 ft
Difficulty1 / 5
Rating7 / 10
TypeBeach
Ma'alaea Beach is part of the Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge and is much quieter than other beaches on Maui.

The hike begins by going through a small gap in an old fence, and heading west up the shore. The sights and sounds are pleasant here: the crashing surf covers the roar of the highway, while the mountains of West Maui are infront of you and Haleakala is behind you. After a mile of hiking you will reach a raised boardwalk on the highway side of the beach. The boardwalk offers views of the wetlands of Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge as it crosses over it. Birds can be seen here: native birds make the wetlands their home while migratory birds can be seen on the beach. Keep hiking west and turn around when you're ready to return to your car.
Users
Hikers, Dogs

Best time to go
Year-round, sunrise to sunset

Cost
None

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Hike Featured In...
Best Easy Day Hikes Hawaii: Maui
By Suzanne Swedo
 
Trailhead Location
GPS Coordinates:
20° 47.188' N
156° 28.129' W

Driving Directions:
From Kahului, drive south on Highway 311. Turn right at Kihei Road (Highway 31) and pass the condos on your left. Look for parking on the left side of the road, just past the condos.
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Weather Report for Kihei, HI
Mostly cloudy. Frequent showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then scattered showers and slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Haze through the night. Locally heavy rainfall possible. Lows around 66 at the shore to 50 to 56 upcountry. East winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of rain 80 percent.
Currently
Temperature: 84.0° F
Relative Humidity: 43%
Pressure: 29.92"
Dew Point: 59.2° F

Winds from the NE at 2.5 mph gusting to 4.9 mph

Precipitation
Last Hour: 0.00"
Today: 0.00"

Sunrise: 6:51 AM
Sunset: 6:27 PM
Weather reported from Wailuku, Wailuku, HI (KHIWAILU8)
Forecast
Friday
Haze in the morning. Partly sunny with scattered showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Locally heavy rainfall possible. Highs around 83 at the shore to 60 to 70 upcountry. East winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Friday Night
Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Lows around 65 at the shore to 50 to 55 upcountry. East winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Saturday
Partly sunny in the morning then becoming mostly sunny. Scattered showers. Highs 54 to 83. East winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy with scattered showers in the evening, then partly cloudy with isolated showers after midnight. Lows 47 to 69. East winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Weather information provided by Weather Underground. Current as of 2/22/2018 6:50 PM
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