Seven Sacred Pools and Pipiwai Trail - Member Hike

Hike Name: Seven Sacred Pools and Pipiwai Trail
Country: United States
State: Hawaii
Nearby Town: Hana
Rating: 5 stars
Directions: Driving southwest on Highway 360 from Hana, the entrance to the park can be found just past mile marker 42 on the left side of the road. There’s a nice little parking lot, and as is the case with most national parks, there is an entrance fee per car.
Total Hike Distance: 4.00 miles
Hike Difficulty: Easy
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: One-Way, Shuttle Hike
Hike Starts: Kipahulu Visitor Center
Hike Ends: Kipahulu Visitor Center
Trails Used: Kuloa Point Loop Trail and Pipiwai Trail
Backcountry Campsites: No
Backcountry Water Sources: Streams
Management: National Park Service
Contact Information: Haleakala National Park
PO Box 369
Makawao HI 96768
General Park Information: (808) 572-4400
Kipahulu-Specific Information: (808) 248-7375
Best Season: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Users: Hikers
Road Conditions: Secondary Paved Roads
Hike Summary: This hike begins at the Kipahulu Visitor Center in Haleakala National Park. It starts out following the Kuloa Point Loop Trail in a counterclockwise direction, going along Kuloa Point and the Seven Sacred Pools. At the end of the small loop, the trail hooks up with the Pipiwai Trail to the right. The Pipiwai Trail follows the stream that forms Ohe’o Gulch, and takes you past the Falls at Makahiku and onward to Waimoku Falls.

Hikers can swim in several of the pools located in the Seven Sacred Pools area, and are treated to incredibly scenic views of both the ocean and the series of pools and falls perched above the ocean. The hike onward from the Seven Sacred Pools passes a couple ancient looking banyan trees, which make for some great photo ops. The trail up the Ohe’o Gulch provides some spectacular views of the Falls at Makahiku.



24,800 points


Trip Reports

  Date Rating Duration Hiker
Seven Sacred Pools and Pipiwai Trail - June 14, 2014 June 14, 2014 5 stars 2 hours, 30 minutes Moondoggy


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