The Pools Of Oheo Gulch
Haleakala National Park, Kipahulu District
The Pools at Oheo are certainly one of Haleakala National Park’s many standout attractions. They’re found on the eastern side of Maui, about 40 minutes past Hana. Formed by Pipiwai Stream, this series of pools and waterfalls begins high above the lower pools we will see and experience. There are many pools at Oheo and, when weather conditions are favorable, it’s a great spot for a walk to see waterfalls framed with a bridge! And, although the pools are the main attraction, there are some unusual trees and other unique flora too.
There is much to explore in this section of Haleakala National Park so itʻs best to make this a trip on itʻs own. Why?
Well, it boasts treasures like:
The Lower Oheo Gulch walk takes you right next to the ocean and up the gulch with beautiful views the entire way. The trail is very accessible too, so everyone can enjoy this walk.
We know that when you come to Maui, you come with an impressive bucket list. You definitely want to check off as many of your tropical dream experiences as possible. Perhaps visiting the rainforest and enjoying a swim under a beautiful waterfall is on your list?
We strive to provide you with your “very best day on Maui” even if we can’t help you cross off a swim in these particular waterfall pools. We provide other amazing swimming experiences at other spots along the road to Hāna. We can almost guarntee you will do it (safety and weather permitting). Come enjoy Maui and Hāna with us.
Hana and the surrounding area is impressive on a grand scale, but in a natural way. There are no big hotel chains or box stores to compete with the smaller Hawaiian businesses that depend on tourism. A repeat visit is necessary what with so many unique and fascinating niches all in one place! Unless you decide to return to Hana during your stay, you won’t be able to see everything the Kipahulu area of Haleakala National Park has to offer on a single day trip. It’s just too big, with too much to dazzle and distract you.
Let’s face it, even if you do return to Hana during your stay, it probably still won’t be enough time to get to everything! Perhaps this is just another reason why people keep coming back to Maui? Valley Isle Excursions offers a great introduction to Hana’s culture, attractions and beauty in one full, but incredibly fun, day.
Witnessing the incredible waterfalls along the Pipiwai Trail is nothing short of awe inspiring. On the way up the gulch you will pass many concealed pools and waterfalls.The Road to Hana is so chock full of things to see and do before you get to Oheo Gulch that you probably won’t have the time for the long hike up to the infinity pool or to reach the bamboo forest during this stop. Don’t fret, there is always the killer waterfall and view at Makahiku Lookout, unless you opt to float the entire time in the pools by the ocean! The Pools at Oheo have something for everyone when they are open.
Our guestʻs love to swim. Although we no longer stop at the Pools of Oheo, we have a number of other great spots guests love even more. We suggest that you let your driver and guide know that your biggest priorities are. Our tour groups are quite small, (at most only 12 people), so we can usually be quite flexible on the Hana stops and the time spent at each (if everyone is in agreement). Our guides’ top priority is to make sure that each of our guests has their very best day on Maui, so let them know what your best day entails!
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