'Ohe'o Gulch and the Seven Pools

Hana, Hawaii 96713

'Ohe'o Gulch and the Seven Pools

'Ohe'o Gulch and the Seven Pools Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The Seven “Sacred” Pools are the most popular attraction at this end of Maui. There are more than seven pools, depending on where you begin your count, and there is nothing sacred about any of them. (The name was an invention of the tourist industry.) Still, the setting is beautiful, with Pipiwai Stream flowing down ’Ohe’o Gulch, dropping over one waterfall after another, into one lovely pool after another. The last several of these pools, just before the stream flows into the ocean, are perfect for swimming.

From the parking lot, walk straight toward the ocean and the visitor center until you reach a big trail sign, where you turn left (west). Just beyond is a model of a traditional Hawaiian house with information panels telling about how it was constructed. Beyond that you will reach a Y junction. Follow the right fork (marked trail) and walk beneath an overarching canopy of kukui nut trees and a big banyan tree with hundreds of aerial roots reaching down to the ground to form new trunks. Emerge, blinking, into sunshine, where the path curves gently to the left, passing an ancient burial site."

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

"The Seven “Sacred” Pools are the most popular attraction at this end of Maui. There are more than seven of them, depending on where you begin your count, and there is nothing sacred about any of them—the name was an invention of the tourist industry. Still, the setting is beautiful, with Pipiwai Stream flowing down ’Ohe’o Gulch, dropping over one waterfall after another, into one lovely pool after another, on its way to the sea. The last several of these pools, just before the stream flows into the ocean, are perfect for swimming. From the parking lot, walk straight toward the ocean and the visitor center, then turn left toward a big trail sign. Just beyond is a model traditional Hawaiian house with information panels telling about how it was constructed. There is a Y trail junction here. Follow the right fork (marked trail) and walk beneath an overarching canopy of kukui nut trees and a big banyan tree with hundreds of aerial roots reaching down to the ground to form new trunks." Read more

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10/15/2018
This is a fairly short loop trail with some nice views along the way, but access to the namesake pools is restricted and you can barely see them from the barriers. The model Hawaiian house along the trail is interesting as are the items on display in the visitor center.
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Trail Information

Hana
Nearby City
0.5
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
All year
Season
Kipahulu Section Haleakala National Park
Local Contacts
USGS Hana
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Dec 2018