Hike to the Seven Sacred Pools



0.6 miles

Elevation Gain

100 ft

Route Type


Added by The Outbound Collective

Hike to and swim in Maui's natural, beautiful ‘Ohe’o pools near Hana, HI. This is a quick, scenic hike to amazing swimming holes.

This hike departs from the Kpahulu Visitor Center and heads out along the Kuloa Trail. The trail will take you through a bamboo forest and past several pools and falls. Be sure to get there early as the later it gets in the day, the more crowded the pools get.

Hike the route counter-clockwise and be aware of any potential rogue waves as you head near the ocean. Also keep in mind that you should check current conditions at the Visitor Center before heading out on the hike to be aware of any issues and swimming safety when you choose to do the hike. 

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Picnic Area



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Worth the drive

Road to Hana was not the best thing on Maui but these pools were amazing. Worth the drive


It rained so hard when we got here we ended up only doing part of the hiking. There were a lot of people making the trek out to the pools, but we decided it was getting too slippery and the rain was not letting up. This is usually the last (or first) stop on the road to hana. Make sure you have enough food with you, we only had a bag of cheeks left for the drive back. Also they sometimes close the road at the end, so you can't continue around the island but have to backtrack instead.

Pools Shut Down

Pools are shut down indefinitely since someone was hurt. The trail takes you along side the pools, but you can’t see much and it’s over before you know it. So, just know going into it you’re only going to see the pools for afar.

Great Fun

We enjoyed swimming in the Pools and taking pictures.

Pools Weren't Open For Swimming

Seems like the pools are rarely open to swim due to "flash flood"/high water level warnings. Very short hike to the pools and $25 entry fee due to the pools being in a national park.

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