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Iao Valley State Monument

54 S High St, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-2102
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Iao Valley State Monument, Maui, will remain closed indefinitely due to extensive damage from heavy rain and flooding the night of September 13 and early morning on September 14, 2016.
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  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
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“short hike” (59 reviews)
“easy hike” (37 reviews)
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54 S High St, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-2102
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Okay visit if you have extra time but nit a miss see. This park was closed for a while and just reopen when we visit Maui....small area with easy short hike and $5 parking for non resident

Thank NLovswim
Reviewed 3 days ago

On a random drive around the island we popped by here. It doesn't take long but it is a beautiful location with a lot of rich Hawaiian history. Recommend.

Thank Haley D
Reviewed 4 days ago

Iao Valley State Monument is definitely open. We were there last week. This was my second time. The mountains are beautiful and the history (though bloody and brutal) is interesting. We walked up to the closest view of the Iao Needle and then back down...More

Thank margie118
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

You get there and pay $5 to park. I noticed some people parked just before the gate and not pay. Once you park, you walk along a corral to a viewing platform below the iconic "needle". But that is it. You can't go further so...More

Thank ccriderYVR
Reviewed 1 week ago

Iao Valley is lush and tropical, with easy paths and a brutal history. Well worthwhile. Often misty.

Thank LaurieJanean
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've lived down the street from Iao Valley for a year and CANNOT believe I just went for the first time yesterday. It was a powerful and peaceful place to be in. You can feel the energy pulsating through the valley. Absolutely majestic and sacred....More

3  Thank Nicole S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of my favorite places to go . The mountains are majestic and the river is so serene. The lush tropical landscape is true Hawaii at its finest. No irrigation or fertilizer here! During rainy times you can catch glimpses of several waterfalls . The...More

Thank Emily K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Do not miss this little place. Great panoramic views, a lot of steps but fairly easy walk. Well worth the stop.

Thank Kolathu Meria K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Its a short drive from the airport. 20mins. Don't miss this. You only need to pay for parking which is just a few bucks. There is a restroom. Just breathtaking to see this Valley. This place just recently reopened to the public as they were...More

Thank hazel_travelss
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth the drive! So beautiful! They charge $5 bucks to park and entrance. You do have to walk up about 300 steps to get to the top. The steps are very mild though...so not much of a problem for most people. The temperature change...More

Thank dkbrig
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13 June 2017|
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Response from LisaMarieScubaDiva | Reviewed this property |
Too far and uphill. Take a taxi.
28 April 2017|
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Response from jefferyp2017 | Reviewed this property |
I did some googling, and this is the most recent info I could come up with, "The County of Maui’s Kepaniwai Park at ʻĪao reopened on Monday, April 10, 2017, but according to a Parks Department announcement ʻĪao Valley State... More
23 February 2017|
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Response from JimScubaDude | Reviewed this property |
I hear it is still closed from December floods but cannot be definitive on this. Iao Valley did not really have a "real hike" in it as it is more like 0.25 round trip. It has a little vertical but mostly is a beautiful... More