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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
Occasional showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Haze. Locally heavy rainfall possible. Highs 56 to 75. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain near 100 percent.
Temperature: 66.6° F
Relative Humidity: 95%
Pressure: 29.91"
Dew Point: 65.1° F

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


Sunrise: 5:56 AM
Sunset: 6:50 PM
Weather reported from Pikai Way, Kihei, HI (KHIKIHEI18)
Cloudy with showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms. Haze. Lows 54 to 66. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.
Mostly cloudy with showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms. Haze. Highs 64 to 83. Light winds. Chance of rain 60 percent.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Haze. Lows 58 to 70. Light winds becoming east around 10 mph after midnight. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Mostly cloudy with showers likely. Haze. Highs 66 to 85. East winds up to 10 mph until mid morning becoming light. Chance of rain 60 percent.
Weather information provided by Weather Underground. Current as of 4/30/2017 4:58 AM
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