Top 5 favorite hiking trails in the Islands: HAWAII Magazine Facebook poll resultsby: Maureen O'Connell
posted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 at 03:15 PM
We’ve counted the votes from our latest HAWAII Magazine Facebook Ohana poll question: What's your favorite Hawaii hike? The top five vote-getters are on the pages ahead.
Your picks specified dozens of different trails throughout Hawaii’s major islands, with difficulty levels ranging from easy-breezy strolls to rigorous climbs geared especially for experienced hikers. Mahalo for sharing your favorite hiking spots in the Islands!
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We’ll be posting our next Ohana Poll question on HAWAII Magazine’s Facebook page in the days ahead, so join soon if you haven’t yet. OK, here we go. Here’s the top five countdown of our Facebook ohana’s favorite Hawaii hikes:
Pipiwai Trail, Maui
Pipiwai Trail, a 4-mile roundtrip hike, is known for delivering spectacular views on the way to its dazzling destination: Waimoku Falls —the horseshoe-shaped 400-foot waterfall is the largest on Maui. The trail isn’t particularly easy to get to, but intrepid hikers will be richly rewarded with postcard-perfect scenery. Most hikers drive the winding Hana Highway to Haleakala National Park’s oceanside Kipahulu Visitor Center, 10 miles south of Hana. The Pipiwai Trail begins there with a two-mile trek up Oheo Gulch (aka Seven Sacred Pools). The trail crosses Pipiwai Stream several times and enters a total of three bamboo forests. Also on the trail: 185-foot Makahiku Falls. The trail's elevation gain is about 650 feet, and the hike takes between 2 ½ and 5 hours.
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