Polipoli Spring State Recreational Area has some incredible loop trails. Go on a clear day, otherwise the fog can really mess you up and you’ll get lost. There are redwoods (yes!), eucalyptus trees, fruiting trees, and such varied plant life that you’ll feel like you’re hiking in 10 different forests. 100% incredible. Plan for a few hours, snacks, and a full liter of water (or more).
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ʻĪao Valley State Park has some incredible walking and gorgeous streams coming down from the West Maui Mountains with lots of pools to jump into, relax near, and hop over. Lush plant life and maybe a few edible treats for you. Keep your eyes open!
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Makawao Forest Reserve has more than just biking trails – they’ve got an incredible network of trails to walk and appreciate nature from. Truly breathtaking and worth the half day adventure.
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Waihee Ridge Trail has some of the most breathtaking postcard views you’ll find. It’s a LOT of uphill climbing and 100% worth it. You’re parking at the VERY NICE OWNERS lot… who generously allows passage to the trail. If you see the guy on his quad or horse, flash a big smile and ALOHA! Bring water and a good pair of lungs.
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Pipiwai Trail has the island’s tallest waterfall (Waimoku Falls). It’s 100% worth it and a reasonably easy climb. 2 miles up and in, and 2 miles down and back.
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Easy Scenic Hiking/Walking
Wailea Beach Path in Wailea is almost entirely paved and you’ll walk behind the resorts in Wailea and see all kinds of great plants, ocean scenery, and friendly faces.
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King’s Trail in Makena is a trail for the morning. It gets roasty toasty and there’s little refuge from the sun. It’s a long trail and a hike in and back out kind of trail. You must be steady on your feet and able to handle walking on very uneven ground and over rocks. Worth it, and you might even see goats.
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Hosmer Grove in Kula has something very special about it – the eucalyptus trees and the heavenly, aromatherapeutic fragrance in the air. Very easy. It’s not flat, but it’s easy and most non-disabled people can do this with ease.
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