Please get the details right .. be accurate with the names. This is the eastern segment of Haleakala National Park, near small town of Kipahulu, about 10 miles from Hana on the infamous Hana Highway, or Highway 31. We love visiting & exploring this area, yet it is so often called by the wrong names. The pools are correctly called the “Ohe’o Gulch Pools” in the Kipahulu District of Haleakala National Park. It is located in the Kipahulu Valley along the southeastern slope of Haleakala [Latitude: 20.66611 : Longitude: -156.04472]. Using the correct spelling / name of 'Ohe'o Gulch or 'Ohe'o Gulch Pools is a form of respect. The trail, which leads uphill along the gulch, offering streams, large plunge pools, waterfalls, hiking bridges, bamboo forest, and 400' high Waimoku Falls is called the Pipiwai Trail.
Take your time, it is almost 2 miles up, but there is so much to experience along the way. Wear sun protection; a hat; carry water shoes for fording the final stream near Waimoku; and plenty of water; sunscreen & bug spray; also a small, portable rain poncho is a good idea. We carry dry clothes, in a plastic protector in our backpack, so we can change on our way back down. Plan on spending 3-4 hours with all the stops; and go as early in the AM as you can.