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Waihee Valley Swinging Bridge Trail

Hawaii > Maui > Wailuku
Summary
Length5 mi
Elev. Gain650 ft
Difficulty1 / 5
Rating7 / 10
TypeForest
Enjoy your hike passing through the Waihee Valley decorated with waterfalls, cascades and flowing streams. Explore the rainforest by crossing over the swinging bridges and ending your trail at a swimming hole.

You begin the hike on a road bordered by Taro plants, Banana and Macadamia Nut trees. Walk further and you will enter a forest of Kukui trees. You will also find Sisal, night-blooming Cereus and Banyan trees lining up the way. After a leveled walk, you will need to ascend some 460 feet in less than a quarter mile and follow the trail as it goes right. The trail follows the stream till it reaches the first swinging bridge and with few more steps added, you will reach the second bridge. Carry on till you make a short climb up a hill. You will soon start enjoying the magnificent views of the West Maui Mountains.

The trail becomes narrower from here as it ascends and enters into a tropical forest. Pass under a canopy of Avocado trees till you cross another stream. From here take the left path and climb a few rock steps to enter a dense forest of Hau trees. Within quarter of a mile, you will reach the cascades, the small water falls and a 15-foot deep swimming hole.
Users
Hikers, Dogs, Bikes

Best time to go
After the rains when the falls are to their fullest but beware of flash floods.

Cost
$6 per adult

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Trailhead Location
GPS Coordinates:
20° 56.491' N
156° 31.447' W

Driving Directions:
Take the left to Waihee Town from the intersection of Hwy.330 and Hwy.340 and again turn left to Waihe'e Valley Road. After a drive of 1 mile, you will reach the parking lot before the gate.
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Weather Report for Wailuku, HI
Partly sunny in the morning then becoming mostly sunny. Breezy. Scattered showers. Highs 69 to 87. Northeast winds 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Currently
Temperature: 78.4° F
Relative Humidity: 66%
Pressure: 28.44"
Dew Point: 66.1° F

Winds from the SSE at 9.4 mph gusting to -999.0 mph

Precipitation
Today: 0.00"

Sunrise: 5:47 AM
Sunset: 7:11 PM
Weather reported from Mokuahi, Makawao, HI (KHIMAKAW11)
Forecast
Tonight
Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Breezy. Scattered showers. Lows 60 to 72. East winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 35 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Tuesday
Breezy. Mostly sunny with scattered showers. Highs 67 to 85. Northeast winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 35 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Breezy. Scattered showers. Lows 61 to 73. East winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Wednesday
Partly sunny in the morning then becoming mostly sunny. Breezy. Scattered showers. Highs 67 to 85. Northeast winds 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Weather information provided by Weather Underground. Current as of 6/26/2017 12:25 AM
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