Exclusive Access to Pipiwai Trail

Medium Intensity Hike

Full Day on the Road to Hana

Experience the Magic of 7 Sacred Pools & the Pipiwai Trail

We are one of the only two private tour companies with a permit to hike into the Haleakala National Park. This tour is for those of you who want a good workout and are keen to see some of the great sights along the Pipiwai Trail and gaze upon the spectacular Seven Sacred Pools during the medium intensity hike. We’ll experience the most important highlights along the Road to Hana on this all-day road trip around East Maui.

Trip Details

Trip Details


  • $1095 for 1-2 pax
  • $215 each additional passenger

Departure time

7:30 am

Meeting point

  • We’ll pick you up from your hotel, cruise ship harbor, airport, or meet you at a park & ride
  • Ask for details/select your pick-up option in the booking form
  • Pick-up fee applies for West side locations


Every day, year-round


10-11 hours

Group size

1-6 people


  • Entrance fees to Wai’anapanapa State Park (Black Sand Beach)
  • Entrance fees to Haleakala National Park (Kipahulu section)
  • Water, juices & soda, snacks, rain
  • Ponchos/umbrellas
  • Hiking poles
  • Binoculars
  • First aid kit
  • Reef-safe sunscreen
  • Eco-friendly insect repellent

Not Included

Lunch: we usually go to your choice of one of the delicious food trucks in Hana! Or we can arrange for a picnic lunch-contact us for details.

Hiking difficulty level

Medium (please read our Good to Know section)
Not recommended for children under the age of eight.

What to bring

  • Swimsuit
  • Beach towels
  • Change of dry clothes
  • Light jacket or long sleeve shirt
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Cash for souvenirs/food
  • Medication
  • Phone/camera


  • This tour requires an intermediate fitness level allowing you to hike unassisted for 2-2.5 hours, 3.4 miles round trip, with an elevation gain of 820 feet, on a trail that is often muddy and slippery.
  • If you’re not sure this is for you, give us a call at (844) 550-6284, or book the Classic Road to Hana tour, or the Unique Road to Hana tour, which do not include the National Park and allow more flexibility of stops and activities.


  • Going all the way around East Maui is weather dependent and cannot be guaranteed. No refund will be offered if the “backside” road is closed and the tour goes to Hana and back.
  • Limited availability, please call us to make a booking!


Hike the magical 2-hour Pipiwai trail to reach Waimoku Falls, an awe-inspiring 300-foot tall waterfall

See Oheo Gulch, aka the "Seven Sacred Pools" up close and personal

Experience the eerie bamboo forest

Be wowed by the size of the huge banyan tree

Cool off in refreshing waterfalls

Visit the famous Black Sand Beach at Wai'anapanapa

Marvel at the striking desert scenery of the "backside" (depending on road conditions)

What You'll Do

From Kahului, we make our way to the “backside” of Haleakala, starting our loop of East Maui counterclockwise, and going through the Upcountry area of Maui. We head straight to the Kipahulu district of Haleakala National Park, stopping on the way to enjoy the views, and stretch our legs. Depending on weather and road conditions, we might have to go “clockwise”.

In the National Park, we can stop by the visitor center before heading on the trail that takes us to the ‘Oheo Gulch‘, commonly known as the Seven Sacred Pools–a dramatic series of pools and waterfalls that wash up in the rough ocean (note: the pools are seldom open for swimming for safety reasons).

We then go up the Pipiwai trail for a magical 2-hour hike up and down the valley. We pass a huge banyan tree, walk through an eerie bamboo forest, and make it up to the 300-foot tall Waimoku waterfall.

After that, we head to Hana for a well-deserved lunch at one of the local food trucks. In the afternoon, we continue on the most famous and scenic part of the Road to Hana through lush rainforest and stop at the Wai’anapanapa State Park to see the amazing Black Sand Beach. As we make our way back, we stop at one of the Road to Hana’s many spectacular waterfalls.

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