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The Best Hiking in Paia

Looking for the best hiking in Paia? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Paia. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Paia

  • Paia, Hawaii

    Exploring the Road to Hana

    4.3
    Start near Paia on Highway 36 and head east. The road is famous for its many twists and turns, so consider taking lots of breaks to get some fresh air and avoid getting car sick. There are many stops along the way, from ice cream to medium length hikes. Some of the Best Stops: Coconut Glen's: t...
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  • Maui County, Hawaii

    Ho'okipa Beach Walk

    0.71 mi / 43 ft gain
    Ho'okipa Beach Walk is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Paia, Maui, Hawaii.
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  • Maui County, Hawaii

    Hike & Swim Twin Falls, Maui

    3.5
    1 mi
    The parking area for the trail is right off of Hana Hwy. The lot may be packed which isn't surprising as a lot of people visit, but there aren't as many people once you start exploring the falls. From the lot, you will see a food stand beside the start of the trail which a great place to get some...
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  • Kihei, Hawaii

    Kealia Pond Boardwalk

    0.98 mi / 13 ft gain
    Kealia Pond Boardwalk is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Kihei, Maui, Hawaii.
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  • Wailuku, Hawaii

    Hike the Waihe'e Ridge Trail

    4.5
    4 mi / 1500 ft gain
    Waihe'e Ridge is a great hike for those looking for a hike to see waterfalls or to get a little exercise in. The trail is dog-friendly, but dogs must be kept on leash. Keep in mind there could be wet weather on the hike, so bring any necessary items (light waterproof jacket, hat, etc.). 
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  • Wailuku, Hawaii

    Makamakaole Falls

    0.53 mi / 157 ft gain
    Makamakaole Falls is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii.
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  • Wailuku, Hawaii

    Hike through Iao Valley to Kūkaemoku (The Needle)

    4.0
    0.4 mi / 300 ft gain
    This is a very simple hike for people of all ages, and a great way to see the beautiful Maui rainforest. It is one of the more popular hikes on the island of Maui due to its short length and high accessibility. Kūkaemoku (known as The Needle), which is the pointy rock formation as shown in the ph...
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  • Wailuku, Hawaii

    Iao Needle Trail

    0.4 mi / 95 ft gain
    Iao Needle Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii.
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  • Kula, Hawaii

    Hosmer Grove Campground Trail

    0.52 mi / 62 ft gain
    Hosmer Grove Campground Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Klula, Maui, Hawaii.
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  • Kula, Hawaii

    Backpack the Haleakala Wilderness: Halemau'u to Sliding Sands Trail

    5.0
    19 mi / 3643 ft gain
    Day 1, the trailhead begins just off the highway at 7,990 feet elevation and takes you to the north and east to an opening in the ridgeline. After 1.1 miles, you will begin your 2.6 mile descent from the crater ridge south, into the heart of the wilderness area and where you will arrive at Holua ...
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  • Wailuku, Hawaii

    Olivine Pools Trail

    0.47 mi / 125 ft gain
    Olivine Pools Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii.
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  • Kula, Hawaii

    Leleiwi Overlook Trail

    0.31 mi / 131 ft gain
    Leleiwi Overlook Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Kula, Maui, Hawaii.
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  • Wailuku, Hawaii

    Hike the Lahaina Pali Trail from the Ukumehame (West) Trailhead

    4.0
    It can be difficult to spot the trailhead and parking lot, but look for an opening in a pack of trees off of Highway 30. If you are traveling with one car, make sure to come back down the same way from the crest. If you have another car with you, alternatively, you can park one at the east side a...
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  • Kula, Hawaii

    Explore Haleakala's Summit

    5.0
    Head to Haleakala's summit for amazing views of the island and your choice of a stunning sunrise or sunset. Keep in mind that you are 10,000 feet up once you're at the summit, so be prepared with warmer layers. If you're planning to get there early for the sunrise, make sure to bring a little foo...
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  • Kula, Hawaii

    Catch a Sunrise from Pa Ka'oao (White Hill) on Haleakala

    4.5
    0.4 mi / 200 ft gain
    Haleakala means "House of the rising sun" and is a wonderful description of the mountain. Haleakala is a large dormant volcano that makes up ~75% of the island of Maui. On the slopes of Halekala are rain forests, pastures, endemic birds, the endangered but beautiful silversword, and a summit that...
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  • Kula, Hawaii

    Hike the Sliding Sands Trail

    5.0
    2 mi / 1500 ft gain
    If you're headed up to Haleakala to catch the sunrise or sunset at the summit, leave a few hours before or after to do a quick hike into the crater on the Sliding Sands Trail.This is not an easy hike (high elevation and therefore lower concentration of oxygen, altitude sickness concerns and steep...
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