While planning a trip, especially to a place like the Island of Maui, one can be greatly overwhelmed when deciding what activities to do in a limited period.
One of the best activities you won't want to miss is hiking.
The island of Maui is known for its various hiking spots, and including the hikes below you won't want to miss!
1. ‘Iao Valley State Park, Central Maui
This place holds great historical significance, as it was the homeland of the well-known, “Iao Needle and the site of the Battle of Kepaniwai.”
It is a 10-mile park where hikers and tourists can explore the blossoming scenery and its range of flora and fauna.
The park is known as a “spiritual rainforest” filled with waterfalls, hiking trails, picnic and BBQ areas, and swimming holes.
2. Twin Falls, North Shore
Twin Falls is another great hiking spot, especially for those traveling with children.
Tourists can visit various waterfalls and swimming holes. The main path divides into two paths, the left, and right fork. The left fork leads to a favorite waterfall at Twin Falls, whereas the right fork leads to an old rock stonework irrigation ditch.
If you continue walking on the path, you will reach to the “Caveman Swimming hole and Falls.”
3. Makahiku Falls-Oheo Gulch, Kipahulu
Oheo Gulch is also known as the “Seven Sacred Pools.” Makahiku Falls is one of them.
It is best to camp overnight at the spot to live up to its experience.
Seven Sacred Pools is a stream of fresh water swimming holes that begin in a high rainforest and join in the sea. The hike is not only suitable for experienced hikers but even those who are just beginners.
Moreover, if you are looking for a romantic waterfall, this is the place to visit.
4. Waihe’s Ridge Trail, Wailluku
This hiking spot will take a person into the clouds with a breathtaking view.
The Waihe’s Ridge Trail overlooks beautiful sights on each side; the Makamakaole Falls, the ocean, the rainforest valley and isthmus and Haleakala side of Maui.
5. Hoapili Trail
The Hoapili Trail is a 5.5-mile long trail and begins its path on the beach making its way upwards.
Along the way is an island lava field. The trail then crosses through a lighthouse and along the way beautiful views or archeological ruins are present.
Within the vicinity, tourists have access to faultless pools that are perfect for swimming, snorkeling, or fishing.
6. Haleakala-Sliding Sands Trail, Haleakala Crater
It is the peak of the crater.
The trail meanders into grassy regions, due to the declining elevation. Sliding sands continues to 4 miles till it reaches the Paliku Cabin, from where hikers can hike up to 300 ft. above the sea level.
This hiking spot is best for those who are up for a great adventure.
It has an expansive sight with the pulsating scenery.