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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
Occasional showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Haze. Locally heavy rainfall possible. Highs around 79 at the shore to 60 to 66 upcountry. West winds up to 10 mph shifting to the north around 10 mph late in the morning, then becoming light early in the afternoon becoming northeast around 10 mph late in the afternoon. Chance of rain near 100 percent.
Currently
Temperature: 61.3° F
Relative Humidity: 97%
Pressure: 29.81"
Dew Point: 60.4° F

Winds from the North at 0.0 mph gusting to 0.0 mph

Precipitation
Last Hour: 0.10"
Today: 1.00"

Sunrise: 5:56 AM
Sunset: 6:50 PM
Weather reported from Up Country Maui, Makawao, HI (KHIMAKAW2)
Forecast
Tonight
Cloudy with showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms. Haze. Lows around 63 at the shore to 48 to 53 upcountry. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.
Monday
Mostly cloudy with showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms. Haze. Highs around 87 at the shore to 68 to 74 upcountry. East winds up to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Haze. Lows 48 to 70. East winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Tuesday
Mostly cloudy with showers likely. Haze. Highs 68 to 90. South winds up to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.
Weather information provided by Weather Underground. Current as of 4/30/2017 4:58 AM
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