Haleakala National Park At Kipahulu
Explore the paradise and spirituality of Kipahulu
Hiking enthusiasts and adventure lovers will delight in spending the day with us on our popular Private Bamboo Trek. Here is where you will see East Maui, hike in a rainforest, see extraordinary waterfalls standing at 10 to 40 feet high with large clear pools beneath the falls.
The most scenic trail in Kipahulu is the Pipiwai Trail that takes you through an expansive bamboo forest and continues to the base of Waimoku Falls. The Kuloa Point Trail is a half-mile loop trail that begins at the Kipahulu Visitor Center to Kuloa Point at the mouth of ‘Ohe’o Gulch.The half-mile Kahakai Trail passes between Kuloa Point and the Kipahulu campground near Oheo Gulch.
There are some tours that drive through this area of the park but do not stop. Many guests do ask why road tours do not include a stop in the Kipahulu section of Haleakala National Park as standard. The main reason is costs. The park wants a really, really high admission fee for commercial vehicles to enter. We feel guests wonʻt get the value back out of the stop if that cost was passed onto you. There is already so much happening on a road to Hana tour day that you wonʻt miss this stop. The other big reason is that itʻs no longer a reliable swimming stop and going in the water is prohibited in most areas.
Our sightseeing tours that complete a circle island route will drive through this area and give you a short glimpse of the pools as we drive over the bridge and through the park.