Pipiwai Trail, Haleakala National Park

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One of Haleakala National Park’s most scenic hiking routes, Pipiwai Trail guides you past the thundering Makahiku waterfalls, and all the way up to the 122 m (400 ft) Waimoku Falls. The moderately strenuous hike is 6.4 km (4 mi) roundtrip and has a 244 m (800 ft) elevation change. Surrounded with lush greenery, the trail is well marked and covered with boardwalk in some sections. You will have to cross streams in a couple spots, so take care, especially if the water is moving fast. Remember to bring closed-toe shoes, food, water, sunscreen, and insect repellent. Before you head to Haleakala National Park, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Haleakala National Park trip maker app , to make sure you see all that Haleakala National Park has to offer, including Pipiwai Trail.
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  • Great hike approx 4 mile round trip. Expect about 2 hours to complete with pics along the way. Two waterfalls, do proceed to Waimoku Falls, impressive. Also, you’ll hike thru a mystical bamboo forest....  more »
  • The hike there and back was about 2.5-3 hours. Bring water, lots of water. It’s hot. Wear comfortable shoes and clothes. The hike is elevated on the way to the waterfall and down back to car. The...  more »
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