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Waianapanapa State Park is on the road to Hana, Maui.
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Hana Hwy. near mile marker 32, Hana, Maui, HI
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Reviewed yesterday

I wish we had more time, or a whole afternoon to enjoy the park, it was beautiful and worth the stop at least.

Thank pfalmer
Reviewed yesterday

I live on the island of Maui and always bring visitors here because of its incredible beauty. The only problem is that it has become so popular that it is very crowded. The plus is that the park has been upgraded recently with new walkways,...More

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place has bathrooms, camping area, small beach and spectator standing / picture areas and a few benches for picnics. The tough part is parking and finding your way down to the black sand beach. Its not as obvious as you would think. If you...More

Thank Tripking07
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The last time this volcano went off, it ran to the sea and created a pretty cool black sand beach. Plenty of FREE parking, but expect to have 100-200 people there most of the day. The snorkeling can be ok (depending upon the surf). Better...More

Thank Dr-JonnyB
Reviewed 6 days ago

We stopped on the road to Hana. It was worth the drive. The sights were true to the essence of Hawaii.

Thank verticaltriage
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the highlight in our Road to Hana experience. It is worth the hike to continue on past the black sand beach and up into the lava rock towards the south (I think). There is such a beautiful contrast between the black, green and...More

Thank melissalandis42
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited this state park at sunset as we were staying the night in Hana nearby. It was absolutely beautiful with plenty of activities. Not only is there the black sand beach with a swimmable ocean, but a lava tube, and a...More

1  Thank Emily S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a picnic lunch - you will want to linger on the black sand beach - explore the lava tubes, then cool off in the refreshingly shaded picnic area!!

Thank MargieBGH
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must stop on the road to Hana. Nice walking trails, sea caves, beautiful rugged coastline and a very beautiful black sand beach. I will caution you, strong currents year round, so wade but there are must safer swimming beaches near Hana. Incredible beauty and...More

Thank Brent T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must stop on the road to Hana! Black sand is truly amazing! It does get very crowded here in the late afternoon, but it is worth it!

Thank GreatFamilyTime5
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Zahra K
11 July 2018|
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Response from Joshua R | Reviewed this property |
Lots of stairs. It’s a pretty easy walk to the beach. The other items take another 15 minutes or so to get to, but it’s all right there. Not too difficult.
Becky L
12 June 2018|
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Response from Jason V | Reviewed this property |
It all depends on what you want to see or do. Im assuming the cruise ship hits the west side of Maui, which would stretch the Hana road trip into a definite all day event. A long day. Depending on how much shore time you... More
31 January 2018|
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Response from TravelsForLess | Reviewed this property |
The Road to Hana is paved and not a problem for rental cars. The biggest issue with the road is it is a tight squeeze in some places, with plenty of one-lane bridges. Just take it slow, watch out for other people, and you... More