Venus Pool

Hana, Hawaii 96713

Venus Pool

Venus Pool Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Venus Pool is an undiscovered, little known gem between Hana and the Oheo Gulch Pools. The unmarked trail is quickly passed by the crowds heading south to the waterfalls and pools at Oheo Gulch. The trail crosses coastal pastureland to the ocean, where there are beautiful freshwater pools in the sculpted deep rock grottos.

Walk back along the road and across the bridge over Waiohonu Stream. There is an opening in the gate on the ocean side of the road. Take the path east across the pastureland towards the ocean, parallel to Waiohonu Stream. Just before reaching the prominent, dome-shaped rock oven is a side path. Bear right on the path to two overlooks of the huge pools. The pools sit in a rock grotto with caves that abut the ocean. Return to the main path by the rock oven, and continue along the edge of the bluffs overlooking the dynamic rock formations and pounding surf. Several side paths descend to the shoreline."

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Please note the pool area is now KAPU, forbidden, no trespassing. As with many 'beach' areas in Hawaii, they are considered open space for all; however, ACCESS to them is not necessarily allowed. The path from the Hana Highway requires crossing a fenced portion of Hana Ranch and the trail is on private property. Due to damages created by other trespassers in the past local authorites are enforcing the No Trespassing law. Keeps Hana police busy sometimes. Some sources say you can access the pools along the ocean via the streambed, but that is very dangerous even in low stream volume times when there has been no recent rainfall. If appropriate permission can not be negotiated with the owners, who may not be in Hana or easy to reach, it is more respectful to move on to better trails in Haleakala National Park near Kipahulu.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
50 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
30 minutes
U.S.G.S. Hana and Kipahulu
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