Best Trails Near Wailuku HI

Wailuku has 28 trails in the vicinity, including 26 hiking trails and 1 for surfing. These trails range from 0.5 to 9 miles in length. The longest trail in Wailuku is Maui: The Iao Valley State Park a well-known trail measuring 9 miles in total length.

The most popular trails are Waihee Valley, Waihee Ridge and Waiakoa Loop Trail. Trails.com member T T. recently completed Iao Needle Overlook and Botanical Garden, Iao Valley State Park.

More information on the best trails in Wailuku can be found below.
  • Waihee Ridge

    7 Reviews

    Wailuku, HI

    The Waihee Ridge Trail begins in the rolling pasturelands of the West Maui Mountains. The trail climbs the windward slopes along the crest of Kanoa Ridge overlooking the Waihee Canyon. The ...
    •  2.5 hours
    •  4.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The Waihee Ridge Trail begins in the rolling pasturelands of the West Maui Mountains. The trail climbs the windward slopes ...

  • Waihee Valley

    5 Reviews

    Wailuku, HI

    Waihee Valley is a narrow, stream-fed canyon with steep vertical walls. The trail winds gently through the lush, tropical rain forest and crosses two long swinging bridges over the Waihee River. ...
    •  2 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    Waihee Valley is a narrow, stream-fed canyon with steep vertical walls. The trail winds gently through the lush, tropical ...

  • Iao Needle Overlook and Botanical Garden, Iao Valley State Park

    4 Reviews

    Wailuku, HI

    Iao Valley, an ancient sacred site and spiritual center, sits in a rich green chasm in the West Maui Mountains above the town of Wailuku. The six-acre state park is home of Kukaemoku, commonly ...
    •  30 minutes
    •  0.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Iao Valley, an ancient sacred site and spiritual center, sits in a rich green chasm in the West Maui Mountains above the ...

  • Streamside Trail, Iao Valley State Park

    2 Reviews

    Wailuku, HI

    The Streamside Trail meanders through the lush stream-fed chasm and dramatic landscape of Iao Valley State ark, an ancient spiritual center in the West Maui Mountains. Waters from a network ...
    •  30 minutes
    •  1 miles
    •  Guide

    The Streamside Trail meanders through the lush stream-fed chasm and dramatic landscape of Iao Valley State ark, an ancient ...

  • 'Iao Needle

    1 Reviews

    Wailuku, HI

    This hike takes you into the misty green forest at the western end of the island to one of Maui’s most famous landmarks. ’Iao Needle is a lava spire thrusting up out of the dense, damp foliage ...
    •  1 hour
    •  1 miles
    •  Guide

    This hike takes you into the misty green forest at the western end of the island to one of Maui’s most famous landmarks. ...

  • Polipoli-Haleakala Ridge Loop, Polipoli State Park

    1 Reviews

    Wailuku, HI

    The Polipoli Trail begins at the campground and winds through lush old growth stands of cedar, alder, cypress and pine. The trail connects with the Haleakala Ridge Trail which follows the crest ...
    •  2 hours
    •  2.2 miles
    •  Guide

    The Polipoli Trail begins at the campground and winds through lush old growth stands of cedar, alder, cypress and pine. The ...

  • Waihe'e Valley (Swinging Bridges)

    1 Reviews

    Wailuku, HI

    The trail’s informal name comes from the two suspension bridges that cross the Waihe’e River. The trail passes through private property belonging to the company that owns the irrigation ditch ...
    •  3.8 miles
    •  Guide

    The trail’s informal name comes from the two suspension bridges that cross the Waihe’e River. The trail passes through private ...

  • Mamane-Skyline Loop, Polipoli State Park

    1 Reviews

    Wailuku, HI

    Follow the driving directions on page 68 to Waipoli Road. From Waipoli Road, continue 5.9 miles up this steep winding road to the end of the pavement. Follow the unpaved road 2.3 miles to the ...
    •  2 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    Follow the driving directions on page 68 to Waipoli Road. From Waipoli Road, continue 5.9 miles up this steep winding road ...

  • Kapilau Ridge Trail to Wailuku Cross

    1 Reviews

    Wailuku, HI

    Kapilau Ridge, at the west end of Wailuku, separates the Iao Valley from the Waikapu Valley. This ridge trail is a short, steep unmaintained footpath directly up the ridge to a large wooden cross ...
    •  1 hour
    •  1.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Kapilau Ridge, at the west end of Wailuku, separates the Iao Valley from the Waikapu Valley. This ridge trail is a short, ...

  • Ma`alaea Pipeline - Maui

    0 Reviews

    Wailuku, HI

    Found in Ma`alaea Bay on the west coast of Maui, Ma`alaea Pipeline is known as one of the fastest waves in the world. This reef-break right-hander works in a south swell and is the hairiest summer ...
    •  Guide

    Found in Ma`alaea Bay on the west coast of Maui, Ma`alaea Pipeline is known as one of the fastest waves in the world. This ...

  • Kapalua Village Trails

    0 Reviews

    Wailuku, HI

    Laid out around a former golf course, Kapalua resort’s network of paved walking and running trails with steep inclines are a cardio challenge. In the early morning, it’s mercifully not as hot ...
    •  2-2.5 hours
    •  3.9 miles
    •  Guide

    Laid out around a former golf course, Kapalua resort’s network of paved walking and running trails with steep inclines are ...

  • Kapalua Coastal Trail

    0 Reviews

    Wailuku, HI

    Follow this gentle trail alongside the coast in the early morning or late afternoon, when temperatures are cooler. Ancient jet-black lava flows jut out into the ocean, marking the boundaries ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    Follow this gentle trail alongside the coast in the early morning or late afternoon, when temperatures are cooler. Ancient ...

  • Maui: The Iao Valley State Park

    0 Reviews

    Wailuku, HI

    The Iao Valley has been a destination for pilgrims since ancient times, when it was one of the most sacred spots on Maui. Today, no visitor would dispute the fact that it is one of the most beautiful ...
    •  9 miles
    •  Guide

    The Iao Valley has been a destination for pilgrims since ancient times, when it was one of the most sacred spots on Maui. ...

  • Nakalele Blowhole

    0 Reviews

    Wailuku, HI

    Blowholes are created when the sea undercuts a lava cliff in which there is a crack or other opening. When the surf crashes into the shore, the water is forced up through the hole like a geyser. ...
    •  0.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Blowholes are created when the sea undercuts a lava cliff in which there is a crack or other opening. When the surf crashes ...

  • Tropical Gardens of Maui

    0 Reviews

    Wailuku, HI

    Take an idyllic, shady stroll among a dazzling array of flowers, ferns, and trees from all over the tropical world. The three-acre site straddles both sides of ’Iao Stream, which you cross on ...
    •  1 miles
    •  Guide

    Take an idyllic, shady stroll among a dazzling array of flowers, ferns, and trees from all over the tropical world. The three-acre ...

  • Kepaniwai Park and Heritage Gardens

    0 Reviews

    Wailuku, HI

    This walk follows a lovely winding path through gardens, ceremonial structures, and statuary celebrating the various cultures that have been stirred into the melting pot of presentday Hawai’i. ...
    •  0.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This walk follows a lovely winding path through gardens, ceremonial structures, and statuary celebrating the various cultures ...

  • 'Iao Needle

    0 Reviews

    Wailuku, HI

    Hike into the misty green forest at the western end of the island to one of Maui’s most famous landmarks. ’Iao Needle is a lava spire thrusting up out of the dense, damp foliage lining the walls ...
    •  1 miles
    •  Guide

    Hike into the misty green forest at the western end of the island to one of Maui’s most famous landmarks. ’Iao Needle is ...

  • Nakalele Blowhole

    0 Reviews

    Wailuku, HI

    Blowholes are created when the sea undercuts a lava cliff. If there is a crack or other opening in the overhanging rock shelf, when the surf crashes into the shore the water is forced up through ...
    •  1 hour
    •  0.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Blowholes are created when the sea undercuts a lava cliff. If there is a crack or other opening in the overhanging rock shelf, ...

  • Waihe'e Valley (Swinging Bridges)

    0 Reviews

    Wailuku, HI

    The trail’s informal name comes from the two suspension bridges across the stream. The route is on private property belonging to the company that owns the irrigation ditch that in earlier days ...
    •  1.5 to 2.5 hours
    •  3.8 miles
    •  Guide

    The trail’s informal name comes from the two suspension bridges across the stream. The route is on private property belonging ...

  • Waihe'e Ridge Trail

    0 Reviews

    Wailuku, HI

    This is a good steady workout, conveniently close to Kahului. There is a surprising variety of scenery for such a short hike, and the views out over the coast are wonderful if the weather is ...
    •  2 to 3 hours
    •  4.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a good steady workout, conveniently close to Kahului. There is a surprising variety of scenery for such a short hike, ...

  • Polipoli Loop, Polipoli State Park

    0 Reviews

    Wailuku, HI

    The Polipoli Loop is a combination of four forested trails. The hike begins at the picnic area and campground on the Polipoli Trail and connects with the Haleakala Ridge Trail. A side path near ...
    •  2.5 hours
    •  4.9 miles
    •  Guide

    The Polipoli Loop is a combination of four forested trails. The hike begins at the picnic area and campground on the Polipoli ...

  • Redwood-Plum-Tie Loop, Polipoli State Park

    0 Reviews

    Wailuku, HI

    The Redwood Trail begins near the Polipoli Campground at 6,200 feet. The trail descends through magnificent stands of towering redwoods mixed with cedars, pines and ash. At the bottom is a three-way ...
    •  2 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    The Redwood Trail begins near the Polipoli Campground at 6,200 feet. The trail descends through magnificent stands of towering ...

  • Redwood-Boundary-Waiohuli Loop, Polipoli State Park

    0 Reviews

    Wailuku, HI

    The Redwood Trail descends from the Polipoli Campground through a mature forest of giant redwoods, cedars, pines and ash. The atmospheric path, frequently shrouded in a foggy mist, connects with ...
    •  3 hours
    •  6.1 miles
    •  Guide

    The Redwood Trail descends from the Polipoli Campground through a mature forest of giant redwoods, cedars, pines and ash. ...

  • Boundary-Waiohuli Loop, Polipoli State Park

    0 Reviews

    Wailuku, HI

    The Boundary-Waiohuli Loop winds through the shade of a towering forest with a lush understory of vegetation. The forested path descends along the north Kula Forest Reserve boundary, then follows ...
    •  3 hours
    •  5.8 miles
    •  Guide

    The Boundary-Waiohuli Loop winds through the shade of a towering forest with a lush understory of vegetation. The forested ...

  • Waiakoa Loop Trail

    0 Reviews

    Wailuku, HI

    The Waiakoa Loop is a 3-mile loop trail in the Kula Forest Reserve on the slopes of Haleakala. The hike contours the hillside with panoramic views down country and across open grasslands. Switchbacks ...
    •  2 hours
    •  4.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The Waiakoa Loop is a 3-mile loop trail in the Kula Forest Reserve on the slopes of Haleakala. The hike contours the hillside ...