Highway 31, Southeast Maui Other Sites to See... BOTANICAL GARDENS Kepaniwai Heritage Gardens HISTORICAL SITES Ahihi Kinau Bay and Nature Preserve Baily House Museum Bellstone Black Rock Oneuli Beach and Red Hill Area Charles Lindburg Grave Dragons Teeth Halekii and Pihana Heiau Hana Cross Iao Valley Needle Kaulanapueo Church Kaupo Store Keawalai Church La Perouse Bay Makena Landing Maui Arts and Cultural Center Mokulua Church Oheo Pools Seven Sacred Pools Olowalu Petroglyphs Waianapanapa Caves LANDMARKS Alaalaula Bridge and Stream Black Rock
Oneuli Beach and Red Hill Area Dragons Teeth Haleakala Crater Iao Valley Needle Kahakuloa Head Kanaha Pond Kihei Boat Landing Lahaina Town McGregor Point Light Beacon Nakalele Blow Hole Nakalele Point and Lookout Oheo Pools Seven Sacred Pools Old Kahakuloa Village MUSEUMS Baily House Museum Humpback Whale Museum Maui Arts and Cultural Center Sugar Museum WATERFALLS Alaalaula Bridge and Stream Blue Angle Falls Haipuaena Falls Hanawi Falls Lower Makamakaole Falls Lower Puohokamoa Falls Makapipi Falls Oheo Pools Seven Sacred Pools Paihi Roadside Waterfall Puaa Luu Falls Three Bears and Waikani Falls Upper Puohokamoa Falls Waikamoi Falls Wailua Falls Wailuaki Falls Bridge Waimoku Falls A series of lovely waterfalls and tranquil pools flow through the O'heo Gulch and into the ocean nearby.
The Pipiwai Streams feeds these falls and numerous pools starting 2 miles inland. The easiest to reach and the nicest pools are located near the shoreline. The land where the Seven Sacred Pools are situated was donated to the Haleakala National Park system so that the pools would forever be open to the public. This is a natural playground for locals and tourists alike. There is hiking, historical sites, "cliff" jumping, pool swimming, and interesting people watching. The area is always crowded on weekends and, even though there is a large gravel parking lot, it is often full. Come early to get a spot or stay in Hana to assure an early arrival. The Pipiwai Trail, above the Seven Sacred Pools, is one of the best hikes on Maui. It is 4 miles roundtrip, gaining 650-feet in elevation. It takes 2 1/2 - 5 hours to hike, depending on how much nature loving you do. There are several great waterfalls along the route with the final destination being Waimoku Falls, falling 400-feet down a sheer lava rock wall. Along the Pipiwai Trail is Infinity Pool. It has a row of thick rocks that keep you from plunging over the 200-foot waterfall during normal flow times. This pool is much more secluded than the more popular Seven Sacred Pools. Directions: Take Highway 31 south from Hana. The parking lot for all falls and trails is located just past Mile Marker #42 on the ocean side of the road. Useful Information: Numerous pools and waterfalls Great hikes Historical site and heaiu nearby Beautiful, picturesque setting Portable toilets Large, gravel parking lot Concessions usually available on the weekends No lifeguards Use extreme caution before jumping into the pools - check for hidden rocks and depth of pool first NEVER dive into the pools Lava rock is VERY slippery when wet - wear beach shoes for protection and safety Bring water 1/2 mile loop trail leads to the Seven Sacred Pools Flash flooding is possible. Monitor weather conditions at all times and be prepared to leave the area quickly in case of a flood.