Member Rating 3 out of 5 by Maui Jon on October 9, 2000

There are many spectacular places to hike on Maui. One that I recommend is the Lahaina Pali Trail. Below are two photos of my wife and I on the trail. This is a 5-mile hike over the West Maui mountains. We only walked the first half mile uphill, and then turned around and came back down. It is a beautiful hike, with wonderful views of the mountains and ocean. Like us, you can do as much or as little of it as you like. To get to the start of this trail, look for a small dirt parking lot just off the main road (Honoapiilani Highway), just past Mile Marker 11 (just past an emergency call box, just past the first section of wire fencing screen on the side of the mountain), on your way from the Lahaina-Kaanapali area toward the central valley of Maui. Call (808) 871-2521 for information and a brochure about the sights along the Lahaina Pali Trail hike.

You can take a great guided hike through the rainforest or other beautiful parts of Maui with Hike Maui (808)879-5270. (See their website at http://www.hikemaui.com). There are also books about hiking on Maui at all of the bookstores on Maui. One of the best is Hiking Maui, The Valley Isle, by Robert Smith. You can get it before you go, at major bookstores or by ordering it online from Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

LOTS more information about Maui sights, activities, restaurants, hotels and more at

from Napili to Kapalua along the Ocean
Maui, Hawaii


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