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Wailua & Ke’anae Valley Hike

Last updated 22. Oct, 2010 by .

Giant Fern

Giant Fern

Rating: ★★★★★

In a nutshell: A nice 30-minute hike can turn into a spectacular multi-hour moderately easy-going hiking adventure. Graded un-paved access road passes for miles through an undeveloped Eden of Maui rainforest and watershed.
Minuses: Access may require permission from EMI. On weekends you might encounter boar hunters and their pit bulls.
Sound-bite: “Yesterday I found the best hike on Maui that I’ve done.”

You can make this hike what you want of it. You can dip in a cool, fresh pool complete with dramatic waterfall in …

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Wailua Valley State Wayside

Last updated 08. Aug, 2010 by .

Wailua Valley view from the State Wayside

Wailua Valley view from the State Wayside

Rating: ★½☆☆☆

In a nutshell: A quick leg stretch with views both mauka and makai.
Minuses: Blink and you miss it.
Sound-bite: “Where is the view?”

This is a small cut in the cliff that has three parking stalls (one is for physically disabled) and a set of steps to a lookout that is hidden from view if you don’t get out of the car. In fact, I stood here for a half an hour watching visitors, and more than half did a …

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