Hiking in Maui and other Travel Answers about Hawaii
Q: Best spots for hiking in Maui?
I’m looking to escape the cold for a bit sometime in the next couple of months. Where can I find the best hiking trail in Maui? Willing to drive far for a beautiful hike and I’m not worried about the difficulty or length. Thanks!
A: Hiking in Maui?
HIKE THE PIPIWAI TRAIL to Waimoku Falls in Hana, Maui
Take the long drive on the Road to Hana and continue to Haleakala National Park and the Seven Pools aka Pools at Ohe’o.
Come prepared and bring your towel, for a beautiful hike on the Pipiwai Trail through the tropical rainforest, across (dry) stream beds and into the bamboo forest. Eventually you’ll come to Waimoku Falls. It’s a beautiful waterfall, a wonderful journey and well worth the trip.
NOTE: Don’t try to make the hike if there is heavy rain because there are flash flood warnings along the trail.
While in Hana, be sure to visit the Hasegawa General Store and the Travaasa Hana (the original Hana-Maui hotel).
Q: Hiking in Maui? (part 2)
A: Wai’anapanapa State Park in Hana Maui is an amazing place!
Black sand beaches, beautiful natural sea arches created from lava flows and ocean weathering, and camping/picnic areas. Very nice hiking trails in the park along the ocean and lava cliffs!
Q: Tell me your favorite secluded beach in the islands?
My girlfriend and I are looking to explore some secluded beaches during our honeymoon to Hawaii. We don’t mind hiking into a remote area to visit a secluded beach. Can someone suggest some places we can explore? Secluded beaches on Maui?
A: The Road to Hana-Maui and Waianapanapa State Park Black Sand Beach.
If you take the Road to Hana you’ll come to Waianapanapa State Park and it’s black sand beaches and amazing polished lava rock shore.
Have lunch at the Travaasa Hana Hotel (which once was the original Hana-Maui Hotel)
Be sure to stop at Hasegawa General Store before you visit the Seven Sacred Pools.
If you’re feeling adventurous there’s a great day hike to Waimoku Falls across dried river beds and through tropical and bamboo forests.
Drive the long road on the Piilani highway on the backside of Maui and visit the Palapala Ho’omau Congregational Church where Charles Lindbergh is buried before heading back to central or west Maui.
Q: Most remote beach?
A: Southpoint – Kalae on the Big Island Hawaii is a green sand beach and the southern most point in the United States.
p.s. You’re not supposed to drive your rental car down the dirt road.
We are staying 4 days in Honolulu and would love an oceanfront hotel without all the extra charges—ie. internet, parking, etc. Can anyone recommend one?
A: A great value in Honolulu on the beach is the The Kahala Hotel & Resort Oahu.
It’s on the other side of Waikiki and Diamond Head, and far away from the major strip traffic, but close enough (10 minutes) to be convenient. You get free daily buffet, free WiFi and there’s NO RESORT FEES! Book direct with them online or by telephone. I always recommend telephone and get the name of the person you book with.
Great reviews on Yelp and TripAdvisor too.
See my other answers for more about Hawaii.
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