Hiking in Maui
There are so many hiking opportunities on/in Maui that it is hard to list all. However there are trails/hikes that make most of the "Top Ten" hikes on Maui.
West Maui hiking trails
- Kapalua Hiking Trails - there are three (3) hikes to consider with 6 different trails in the Kapalua Village trails. The Mahana Ridge Trail, the Coastal Trail and the Village Walking trails. Check out the details at - https://www.kapalua.com/activities/hiking-trails
- Kaanapali Board Walk - a three mile board/beach walk from the Kaanapali Shores/Mahana/Honokowai beach park south through North Kaanapali beach area, Kaanapali Beach hotel area to Hanakao'o Beach Park. Parking at each end at the Honokowai Beach Park and Hanakao'o Park.
Driving around the Northern part of Maui to Wailuku is an interesting but shorter ride than the Road to Hana with places to see and local snacks to purchase. If you go we recommend going clockwise (heading North from Kapalua) as the road narrows down to a one and half lane with no guard rails at mile post 42. Heading north will put you on the inside lane when going up/down the slopes and hairpins you will be happy you chose this way.
- Nakahele Blow Hole - a short but slippery hike down to the blowhole. It is located at Mile Post 38.5 where there is parking and often locals selling some snacks, roasted coconut, cookies, etc... The elevation drops about 200 feet with loose sand/rocks that needs your attention. Where proper foot wear. You can see the natural seawater blowhole and the Heart Shaped Rock.
- Olvine Pools - a bitter longer hike then the Blowhole from the highway parking area to the pools; approximately 2 miles. A bit more slippery hike down.
- Kahakuloa - a small fishing village with a historic church, famous Lorraine Shave Ice, Julie's Banana Bread and Karen Lei's Art Gallery. The Art Gallery is an interesting place with local artists and fun gifts to bring home.
- Waihee Ridge Trail - a interesting hike to see the inside ridges of the West Maui Mountains.
- Iao Needle - the Iao Needle is a historic place where King Kamehameha fought for the island of Maui. Short hike. Part of Hawaii State Park.