Bamboo Forest
Bamboo Forest
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Take a serene walk through the Bamboo Forest in Haleakala National Park along the two-mile Pipiwai Trail. You'll be led to Waimoku Falls, a gorgeous waterfall that cascades down a lava rock wall. The Bamboo Forest is often a stop on tours along the Road to Hana. If you want to experience all of the park's trails and numerous waterfalls, consider spending the night at the Kipahulu Campground by the seaside. Don't forget to issue your three-day passes by the entrance of Oheo Gulch, a requirement for visitors. It's best to arrive early in the morning for fewer crowds, especially during summer, and remember to bring enough water and bug repellent.
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Coastal676344
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
We visited as part of a returning trip in hopes of recreating some old photos from when our children were younger. 8 years ago you were able to get all the way to the waterfall for a picnic, photo ops, and a refreshing mist from the fall itself. We hiked all the way to the end of the trail only to be disappointed by a sign at the top restricting access to the bottom of the falls. We were disappointed to say the least, but we are rather understanding people who can rationalize why they no longer allow access to the waterfall. Wear comfortable shoes to hike in as the terrain is rocky, muddy, slippery, and overall a bit more challenging than just a walking trail.
Written 21 May 2023
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23donaldw
Edmonton138 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
It was an interesting walk through a bamboo forest, and into streams and waterfalls It is worth it and relatively cheep at 10 bucks a car Recommend watching to the left for a covered path into the trees
Written 10 April 2023
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Coloradodreaming51
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
This forest is part of the Pippiwei trail about a mile in of a 2-mile hike. The boardwalk is built mostly through the bamboo. Awesome to sit and listen to the forest! We even saw a wild boar digging up roots. The trail can be muddy but wasn't bad when we did it in January. You will have to park at the National park and pay the $30.00 entrance fee. the trail head is on the west side of the highway. There are bathrooms at the trailhead. Be sure to use them before you leave. There is a beautiful waterfall at the end. but be careful if you go past the sign. It could be trecherous is the water flow is heavy.
Written 16 January 2023
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shaila
Dallas, TX13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Friends
Amazing. This made me feel like I was somewhere else. The entrance is very easy to miss! We ended up parking just passed it and found an easier trail to a waterfall! It’s super shaded as you’re surrounded by trees. This was my favorite part of road to Hana.
Written 15 January 2023
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pattyjung1651
San Francisco, CA12 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Map was faulty when looking this up at 01:30am (said closer to Paia). This location is in OHeo Gulch past Hana. Missed it because stubborn and relied on online map instead of following GPS. Other tourists says what you see is all that you get-short corridor of bamboo. So maybe I didn't miss too much.
Written 23 October 2022
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jkzoo
Mansfield, OH896 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
A magical place with boardwalks leading through a rather large bamboo forest. If you stop and listen you can hear the music of the bamboo blowing into each other in the breeze. Worth the walk.
Written 24 July 2022
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travelgirlie123
Georgia242 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
This, along with the waterfall at the end of the trail, was my favorite part of the hike (so peaceful). Go early in the morning.
Written 1 July 2022
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Linda R
South Portland, ME19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
A stream runs .next to the trail, This is cool and quiet when you walk in. Like time is standing still. It is a memory I will savor
Written 12 June 2022
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srobby
Pennsylvania435 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
While it is not easy to get to this forest, it is certainly one of those places to defies description. The entire hike ending at the Waimoku Falls is 4 miles round trip and it is not for the faint at heart but WOW
Written 8 June 2022
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SVAA0814
Tampa, FL439 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
We loved the Pipiwai trail. It was beautiful, not too difficult and not too long. It was wet and rained and sunshine off and on which made it even more beautiful.
Written 23 December 2021
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