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Waihee Valley Swinging Bridge Trail

Hawaii > Maui > Wailuku
Length5 mi
Elev. Gain650 ft
Difficulty1 / 5
Rating7 / 10
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.
Hikers, Dogs, Bikes

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

$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
Mostly clear. Haze. Lows 57 to 68. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
Temperature: 66.7° F
Relative Humidity: 48%
Pressure: 29.98"
Dew Point: 46.4° F

Winds from the ESE at 8.7 mph gusting to 9.8 mph

Last Hour: 0.00"
Today: 0.00"

Sunrise: 6:53 AM
Sunset: 5:46 PM
Weather reported from Pukalani, Makawao, HI (KHIMAKAW3)
Haze in the morning. Mostly sunny in the morning, then partly sunny with a 50 percent chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs 64 to 83. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph decreasing to up to 10 mph late in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy with showers likely. Lows 57 to 68. Light winds becoming north 10 to 15 mph with gusts to 30 mph after midnight. Chance of rain 70 percent.
Breezy. Mostly sunny with isolated showers. Highs 59 to 78. Northeast winds 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Wednesday Night
Breezy. Partly cloudy with isolated showers in the evening, then mostly cloudy with scattered showers after midnight. Lows 55 to 66. Northeast winds 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.
Weather information provided by Weather Underground. Current as of 12/12/2017 0:01 AM
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