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renue74
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Maui Hikes

Post by renue74 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:06 pm

I'm taking my family to Maui later this week and have done a ton of research. We've all visited Oahu a few times, but found some great flight pricing and decided to go to Maui this time. We'll get plenty of beach time and snorkel time in. We are there for 10 days.

I'm looking for suggestions for your best hikes.

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Post by livesoft » Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:09 pm

"Best Hikes on Maui"
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Post by bhchica » Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:18 pm

Iao Valley State Park - Iao needle and a hike down into an area that has swimming.

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Re: Maui Hikes

Post by renue74 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:24 pm

livesoft wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:09 pm
"Best Hikes on Maui"
Did this...days before I posted today. I have a list already.

Looking for unbiased insight from folks.

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Post by Farmboyslim83 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:30 pm

I would think they’d all be tied for first, depends on what you’re up for. Whether Haleakala, or from your hotel room to the beach, it’s all good!

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Post by Filife20Forty » Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:38 pm

Somewhat dependent on where you're staying and whether / how far you're willing to drive (e.g. Kapalua area, driving the Road to Hana, etc.).

There is an abandoned golf course across from the Ritz Kapalua that was a nice hike and is based on the cart paths.. The Boardwalk / cliff walk near the Ritz Kapalua was also nice.

There were a few random stops that we hiked along the Road to Hana. Most of them were road side pull-offs where there was a clearly marked hiking trail.

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Post by oxothuk » Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:19 pm

Waihe’e Ridge trail is very nice. It’s a bit steep at times, but never unsafe and you don’t have to go the whole distance to get some great views.

Trailhead is just a few miles north of Kahului.
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Post by triceratop » Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:20 pm

bhchica wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:18 pm
Iao Valley State Park - Iao needle and a hike down into an area that has swimming.
I recommend this (Plenty of wilderness off the beaten path too).
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Post by LifeIsGood » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:33 am

It's not a hike but one of the coolest, most fun things I've ever done on vacation in a sunrise bike ride down Haleakala. Twenty six miles of mostly downhill riding and views to die for.

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Post by Silly Wabbit » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:04 am

I had a great time recently with a company named Hike Maui. We did a waterfall trail hike. I enjoyed swimming in the natural pools and jumping off waterfalls. They have an agreement with a private land owner, so most of the trails arent crowed. I'll find a link.

Link: https://www.hikemaui.com/tour/east-maui ... rest-hike/

It was a great adventure.

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Post by WhyNotUs » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:12 am

Sliding Sands to Halemau'u
Waihe'e
PoliPoli cloud forest
Pipiwai
Mahana Ridge if you are staying out west
Kapalua Coastal (more of a walk but very nice)
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Re: Maui Hikes

Post by DH0 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:14 am

Haleakala crater. There are three huts in the crater that you can reserve and spend the night. About 20 miles of trails down there – you can do the loop in a day but it's probably a bit intense (not sure how old your kids are). You can also just hike down from the summit, check out the silver swords, and when you're satisfied hike back up.

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