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Here you are, in paradise. There are so many options; so many things to do. If you’re getting away from the cold or the corn fields, or even just popping over for the weekend, what’s a good way to spend the time here? Many of the locals and transplants that live here have one thing in common: they love the beauty of the island. And what better way to spend your time here than to explore Maui’s beauty?   While you could spend a lifetime here finding new spots to get in touch with your inner beast (and you will find people here who originally thought they were here to vacation, but who still find themselves here ten years later and have taken that challenge up on themselves) here is a list of more commonly known hikes that Maui has to offer.  



Hoapili Trail: Hike One of Maui’s More Rugged Adventures

The Hoapili Trail is one of Maui's more beautiful, yet rugged trails on the island. Opposed to the lush, green and tropical scenery you encounter on the Road to Hana, Maui's Hoapili Trail, also known as the King's Highway or the King's Trail, brings you through the lava fields on the southern side of Maui,...

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What is Maui’s Nakalele Blowhole?

  One easy access and must-see hike is the Nakalele Blowhole. After a five to twenty-minute hike from the parking lot, you'll arrive at a hole in an area of lava rock. When the waves crash against its cliff on the water's edge, the seawater is forced through a cavern and out its ceiling, launching...

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Lipoa Point

    Lipoa Point Summary The hike to Lipoa Point gives you a scenic view of Maui's Honolua Bay, some tidepools and some natural arches. Once upon a time, pineapples used to grow around here and in the forties, there was also a golf course. Rating 3 out of 5 coconuts!  Difficulty 4/10 Duration...

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Honolua Bay

    Rating 4/5 Coconuts! One of the more beautiful spots on Maui! Summary Honolua Bay is a designated Marine Sanctuary which, in order to access, you have to go through a brief jungle-esque landscape, the kind you think of when you hear tropical paradise, to access. While the beach access surrounding the bay is...

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DT Flemming Beach Park to Makaluapuna Point

    Rating   Summary   Difficulty   Duration   Access   Where   Coordinates   Map   Mile Marker   Description   Media   Address   Gear Gear Your Brain (as always when hiking) Waterproof Phone Case (while there are others, this one is the best.) Water Filter or Camelbak pack Bug Repellent (this...

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Kapalua (Flemming) Beach

    Rating   Summary   Difficulty   Duration   Access   Where   Coordinates   Map   Mile Marker   Description   Media   Address   Gear Gear Your Brain (as always when hiking) Waterproof Phone Case (while there are others, this one is the best.) Water Filter or Camelbak pack Bug Repellent (this...

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Lahaina L (and David Malo’s Grave)

Disclaimer This is private property. By hiking on this land, you are trespassing if you don't obtain permission to do so by the landowners beforehand. We do not condone or endorse illegally trespassing on private property without permission. We do not have the rights to give permission to hike on this land and this article...

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Olowalu Petroglyphs

    Rating 2.5 out of 5 coconuts! Check it out if you have the time. Summary A little taste of Maui's local history, the Olowalu Petroglyphs will give you a feel for old Hawaii. It's a short nice hike that's not far from the road that allows you to stretch your legs and get...

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Waihee Ridge Trail – What You NEED to Know Before this Hike!

  The Waihee Ridge Trail is one of Maui's most beautiful hikes, sporting coastline views from a luscious, green overlook. While it's not exactly an easy hike, it's also not the hardest one you'll find or even find on Maui for that matter. There's roughly a 1000-ft incline over the course of the hike and...

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Puu Olai (Red Hill) from Oneloa “Makena” Beach

    Rating 2.5 out of 5 Coconuts Summary A nice little hike that makes you feel like Ke Ali'i (King) of the Hill Difficulty 5/10 Duration Short; 1 hour from parking to end 1.5 miles roundtrip ~350 ft elevation gain Access Parking at Big Beach parking lot, walk to beginning from there Where South...

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Waiakoa Loop Trail

    Rating 3.5 out of 5 Coconuts! Summary A forest trail used for hiking, hunting and trail running, the Waiakoa Loop Trail can be a difficult, but it gives beautiful views into the lesser known temperate climate Maui has to offer.   Tidbits Dogs are allowed on a leash Switchback, Dirt and Gravel Trails,...

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Kaihalulu (Red Sand Beach Maui): Most Beautiful Beach in the World

    Kaihalulu Beach, also known as the red sand beach Maui, is possibly the most beautiful beach in the world. There are probably only a handful of places in the world that has a beach as beautiful and picturesque as Maui's secret red sand beach. This hidden gem is worth the trek to get there...

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Local Hikes

    Here's a list of some of the lesser known hikes on Maui:  

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Olivine Pools Maui: Dangerous Or Not?

    The Olivine Pools Maui are some beautiful tidepools on West Maui's northwestern coast. The natural pool here created by the ocean crashing into the shore showcase some of Maui's more beautiful traits, but also exhibit some of her dangers as well. While this popular spot has these natural tide pools that are a...

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