BEST hikes in Maui, Hawaii – tips, advice, must-see spots.
1. Waihee Ridge Hiking Trail
This is a Moderately Hard hike. Take it from me, I have a bad knee but was able to do complete it.
It is a 5-mile round-trip trail that ascends 1,500 ft. through a lush forest of guava, ferns, and freaking nature at its finest man.
When you arrive you will pass through a cattle-proof gate and walk up about 200-ft. This will be the first test on your knees and I think the hardest part of the hike.
After about three-quarters of a mile, you’ll be treated to a better view of (Maka-Maka-Olay Falls) Makamakaole Falls.
The trail goes in cycles of flat and steep areas, that ultimately lead to the end of a hill called Lani-ili. At 2,563 ft. depending on what time you went and weather conditions you may be rewarded with a clear view of the valley or chilling next to a sea of clouds.
2. Bamboo Forest Hike
If you’re into chasing waterfalls, the Bamboo Forest Hike is a must. It is located after mile marker 6 on Hana Highway.
Parking is all street parking and it gets crowded here so if you see a spot, take it.
There are several small openings through bamboo. All eventually lead down to the main trail.
A few warnings, you must be aware of before going on this adventure.
As you make your way through the bamboo you’ll have the opportunity to see 3 different waterfalls, each with pools of freshwater you can swim in. We were only brave enough to do the first two waterfalls, the third one you have to climb up a sketchy ladder that just wasn’t in the stars for us this time, but maybe next time.
3. Wailua Iki Falls
This is a 1-mile round trip and one of the best hikes on the road to Hana.
Be warned the land is leased to a private company and hiking here is considered trespassing, though it’s not strictly enforced. Use your best judgment and respect the land.
This is an easy hike and although we got hit by the rain and had to turn back I think it was one of my favorite spots.
You’ll find this hike past mile marker 45. Parking is limited so you may have to park slightly up or down the road if you want to visit this hidden gem.
Let us know if you tried any of these hikes and stay tuned we will be doing an in-depth review on Waihee Ridge Hiking Trail so make sure to subscribe, like, comment, tell your mom and dad every bit helps guys.
All The Best,
-Yareli + Kirk
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