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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 clear. Haze. Lows around 67 at the shore to around 55 upcountry. South winds 10 to 15 mph.
Currently
Temperature: 63.0° F
Relative Humidity: 80%
Pressure: 28.35"
Dew Point: 56.7° F

Winds from the SE at 4.7 mph gusting to -999.0 mph

Precipitation
Today: 0.00"

Sunrise: 6:53 AM
Sunset: 5:46 PM
Weather reported from Mokuahi, Makawao, HI (KHIMAKAW11)
Forecast
Tuesday
Haze in the morning. Mostly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs around 85 at the shore to 62 to 73 upcountry. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy with showers likely. Lows around 66 at the shore to 49 to 55 upcountry. Light winds becoming northeast up to 10 mph after midnight. Chance of rain 70 percent.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny with isolated showers. Highs 53 to 80. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear. Lows 44 to 66. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph early in the morning.
Weather information provided by Weather Underground. Current as of 12/12/2017 0:02 AM
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