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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 sunny. Isolated showers in the afternoon. Highs around 91 at the shore to 72 to 78 upcountry. East winds up to 10 mph shifting to the west in the late morning and early afternoon, then shifting to the southwest late in the afternoon. Gusts up to 30 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Currently
Temperature: 79.2° F
Relative Humidity: 65%
Pressure: 30.07"
Dew Point: 66.4° F

Winds from the East at 10.0 mph gusting to 17.0 mph

Precipitation
Last Hour: 0.00"
Today: 0.00"

Sunrise: 5:47 AM
Sunset: 7:10 PM
Weather reported from Up Country Maui, Makawao, HI (KHIMAKAW2)
Forecast
Tonight
Mostly clear. Isolated showers in the evening. Lows around 70 at the shore to 54 to 59 upcountry. East winds up to 10 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Tuesday
Sunny. Isolated showers in the afternoon. Highs around 89 at the shore to 70 to 76 upcountry. East winds up to 10 mph shifting to the west in the late morning and early afternoon, then shifting to the east late in the afternoon. Gusts up to 30 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear. Isolated showers in the evening, then scattered showers after midnight. Lows 52 to 75. East winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny. Breezy. Scattered showers in the morning, then isolated showers in the afternoon. Highs 69 to 89. East winds 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Weather information provided by Weather Underground. Current as of 6/26/2017 12:23 AM
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