In the Kipahulu District of the national park is arguably Maui’s most famous hiking trail, Pipiwai (Bamboo Forest). At four miles roundtrip, this trail meanders across a freshwater stream and through the magically lit forests of tall bamboo. As you trek into the rainforest, the elevation gradually rises 800 feet, affording spectacular views of Makahiku and Waimoku Falls.
North of Hana Bay, the Waianapanapa State Park Coastal Trail follows the rugged black lava shoreline of the ancient Ke Ala Loa O Maui/Piilani Trail. With the blue Pacific on one side and lush green Hana Forest Reserve on the other, this three-mile walk is a journey back in time.