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March 13, 2020

Difficulty: INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED

Time: 2-4 DAYS

Distance: 22+ MILES

Elevation Gain: 5000 FEET

Foot Traffic: HIGH

Challenges: Stream Crossings, Narrow Ridges w/Steep Dropoffs, Possible Heavy Rains/Flash Floods, Uneven and slippery footing

What to Bring: Full Backpacking Gear

Sights: Napali Coast, Hanakoa Falls, Kalalau Beach

The Kalalau Trail truly is a bucket list hike. Lush green rainforest, colorful and prominent mountain ridges, and the sound of ocea...

February 20, 2020

Difficulty: BEGINNER-INTERMEDIATE

Time: 2-4 HOURS

Distance: 5 MILES

Elevation Gain: 1500 FEET

Foot Traffic: MODERATE

Challenges: Shadeless sections, Possibly Muddy

Sights: Makamaka'ole Falls, Waihe'e Valley, Haleakala

What to Bring: Water (>1L), Snack, Sunscreen

Located in Central Maui, the Waihe'e Ridge Trail is the perfect day hike. It offers a variety of beauty-- from a Cook Pine Forest, to a distant waterfall, to valley views-- as you make your way u...

February 18, 2020

Difficulty: BEGINNER-INTERMEDIATE

Time: 1-2 HOURS

Distance: 2 MILES

Elevation Gain: 400 FEET

Foot Traffic: MODERATE

Challenges: Stream Crossings, Muddy and slippery, Flash Flooding

Sights: Bamboo Forest, Makamaka'ole Falls

What to Bring: Water (>1L), Snack, Water Shoes, Swimsuit and Towel

This short valley hike leads to the base of Makamaka'ole Falls within West Maui's Forest Perserve. While the hike is not too long, it can be challenging as you will be...

February 17, 2020

Difficulty: BEGINNER-INTERMEDIATE

Time: 1.5-2.5 HOURS

Distance: 2.5 MILES

Elevation Gain: 900 FEET

Foot Traffic: MODERATE

Challenges: Muddy, Some uneven footing

Sights: "The Needle", Iao Valley

What to Bring: Water (>1L), Snack

A place of both natural beauty and historical significance, Iao Valley State Park is a popular destination for many who visit the island of Maui. While there is a lot to see in the grounds of the park, a little extra effort will g...

February 16, 2020

Difficulty: BEGINNER-INTERMEDIATE

Time: 3-4 HOURS (Full Trail)

Distance: 5.5 MILES

Elevation Gain: NEGLIGIBLE

Foot Traffic: MODERATE

Challenges: Shadeless, Rocky and uneven footing

What to see: Molokini Crater, Kaho'olawe, King's Highway

What to Bring: Sunscreen, Closed Toed Shoes, Water (>1L)

Located in Southern Maui, this coastal trail gives you a bit of history and beauty in the form of a rugged and hot hike. The trail takes you through a landscape of...

February 16, 2020

Located off the coast of South Maui, Molokini Crater is a popular destination for sightseers, snorkelers, and divers alike. This partially submerged volcanic crater is not only beautiful to look at, but it also creates excellent conditions for snorkeling and diving. Its crescent shape protects swimmers from the ocean waves, allowing them to leisurely enjoy the colorful reef and the unrivaled visibility (sometimes 150 feet!). For experienced diver...

February 15, 2020

Difficulty: BEGINNER-INTERMEDIATE

Time: 4-6 HOURS

Distance: ~10 MILES to Honolua Ridge Trailhead

Elevation Gain: 1600 FEET

Foot Traffic: LOW

Challenges: Lengthy to reach Arboretum, Potentially Muddy

Sights: Lanai, Maunalei Arboretum, Kapalua Golf Club

What to Bring: Water (>1L), Snacks, Hiking Shoes

Located on the island of Maui, this hike is perfect for those looking to find a little escape from the tourist vibes of Lahaina. The first portion of the hik...

February 14, 2020

What if I told you it's possible to go to church underwater? Well if you take a boat off the coast of Lanai and throw on some scuba gear you can experience such a reality. The Cathedrals, two dive sites located off southern Lanai, are large underwater lava tubes that form large swimmable caverns. Over time, underwater forces have collapsed portions of the lava tubes, allowing light to shine into the caverns, creating a beautiful "stained glass-li...

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