Pipiwai Trail and Waimoku Falls – Maui

November 12 2017

While vacationing in Maui, we took a road trip out to see this huge Banyan tree and the Waimoku waterfall on the Pipiwai trail.

Scenic pullout on the start of the trip
South side of the island. Very pretty here and almost zero traffic.
South side of the island. Very pretty here and almost zero traffic.
South side of the island. Very pretty here and almost zero traffic. This was at a viewpoint we stopped at looking down over the cliff. There were a couple wrecked cars at the bottom of the cliff.
We stopped to check out this pretty church out in the middle of nowhere.
We stopped to check out this pretty church out in the middle of nowhere.
We stopped to check out this pretty church out in the middle of nowhere.
We stopped to check out this pretty church out in the middle of nowhere.
We finally made it to the Pipiwai Trail
Makahiku overlook on the Pipiwai trail
Huge Banyan tree on the Pipiwai trail
Amazing Bamboo forest on the Pipiwai trail
Amazing Bamboo forest on the Pipiwai trail
Amazing Bamboo forest on the Pipiwai trail. Nice boardwalks for a good portion of the trail.
Amazing Bamboo forest on the Pipiwai trail. Nice boardwalks for a good portion of the trail.
Waimoku Falls
Waimoku Falls. This was as far as we went. there was a slight traffic jam crossing the stream.
Heading back through the bamboo forest
Heading back through the bamboo forest
The giant Banyan Tree
Makahiku Falls overlook
Map of our road trip. A lot of folks talk of the road to Hana which is along the northern part of the larger part of the island. We approached Hana the back way via the southern section, which in my opinion was nicer than the actual tourist route. The road was dirt for a good portion of the way however. We went counter-clockwise. The goal for us for this day was not Hana but the Pipiwai trail which was a bit further away than we had planned. Google Maps brought us in via the southern route. Since we were so close to Hana, we decided to just do the whole loop. It was a full day.
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