Hike to the Seven Sacred Pools

Pipiwai Trailhead

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. 

Photos: Joe ParksBrian Uhreen, JHill

Pack List

  • Hiking shoes
  • Day pack
  • Swimsuit
  • Water
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RT Distance 0.6 Miles
Elevation Gain 100 Feet
Activities Chillin, Swimming, Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Trail Type Loop
Features
Bathrooms
Forest
Groups
Picnic Area
Scenic
Waterfall

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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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