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Pipiwai Trail

Hawaii > Maui > Hana
Summary
Length4 mi
Elev. Gain800 ft
Difficulty3 / 5
Rating8 / 10
TypeWaterfall
The trail takes you along a beautiful stream, passing through Oheo Gulch and ultimately reaching the 400-foot Waimoku Falls which is one of the largest in Maui.

The trail starts from the rim of the parking lot from where you have to cross a stream to enter a forest of guava trees and grasses. You start ascending the stone steps before it levels up. Pass through the green level land and start climbing again. There are certain points in Oheo Gulch with smaller cascades and pools. At 0.5 miles you will reach a marked lookout to the Makahiku Falls.

There is a gate at 1.5 miles from the falls which you need to cross to come near a giant banyan tree straight ahead. Continue the trail as it widens up and at 0.2 mile you will find a spur trail to your right. Take the trail that leads you through a rocky path to foamy cascades. Carry on along the stream and look for small cascades and pools to your right. Then you have to cross two bridges and at 0.8 miles from the big falls after crossing the second bridge, you will enter a bamboo forest. Follow wood pathways to enter further into the forest. Cross a stream before you find the Waimoku Falls with a huge pool ahead.
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Best time to go
The best time to go is during the winter when the waterfalls are to their fullest.

Cost
$10 per car or $5 per person

Maps
Trails Illustrated: Haleakala National Park
USGS: Hana

Trail Map
Haleakala National Park
By Trails Illustrated
 
Hike Featured In...
Best Hiking Trips in Hawaii
By Pamela Wright
 
Trailhead Location
GPS Coordinates:
20° 39.734' N
156° 2.727' W

Driving Directions:
You need to go along the Hana Highway which is 10 miles south to the entrance of Haleakala National Park at Kipahulu. The trail starts from the parking lot and passes the street to reach the waterfalls.
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Weather Report for Hana, HI
Occasional showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Haze. Locally heavy rainfall possible. Highs around 72 at the shore to around 58 at 5000 feet. Northwest winds around 10 mph shifting to the northeast early in the afternoon, then becoming light late in the afternoon. Chance of rain near 100 percent.
Currently
Temperature: 67.8° F
Relative Humidity: 91%
Pressure: 29.85"
Dew Point: 65.1° F

Winds from the North at -9999.0 mph gusting to -999.0 mph

Precipitation

Sunrise: 5:54 AM
Sunset: 6:48 PM
Weather reported from Wailea Alanui Drive, Kihei, HI (KHIKIHEI17)
Forecast
Tonight
Cloudy with showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms. Haze. Lows around 66 at the shore to around 48 at 5000 feet. 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 80 at the shore to around 66 at 5000 feet. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Haze. Lows 49 to 72. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Tuesday
Mostly cloudy with showers likely. Haze. Highs 64 to 85. East winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.
Weather information provided by Weather Underground. Current as of 4/30/2017 4:51 AM
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