Iao Valley State Park

Currently Open [Closes at 07:00 pm]
  • Address: Wailuku, HI 96793, United States, Maui
  • Timings: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-8088826206
  • Ticket Price: 5 USD
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Landmark, View Point, Family And Kids, Valley, Peak

Iao Valley State Park - Review

You can see green peaks towering your head in this valley. Located somewhere in Central west of Maui in Wailuku; it is a peaceful valley spread over 4,000-acres and is a 10-mile long park which accommodates a very special landmark, the Iao Needle. This iconic green-mantled rock outcropping overlooks Iao stream and is the perfect attraction for sight-seeing and hiking.

The valley also has a great historical significance on the map of Maui. In The Battle of Kepaniwai-King Kamehameha clashed with Maui's army with an intention of uniting the islands. Even though Iao Needle served as a lookout point; Kamehameha defeated Maui in a well fought battle which ultimately changed the history of Hawaii.

There is a well paved and marked path leading from the parking to see Iao Needle and from the top, you can see beautiful views of the valley. Often covered in clouds, its advisable to have a really early start to get great views. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Maui Itinerary 2 Days.

Iao Valley State Park Information

  • Carry food and keep yourself hydrated.
  • Families can also take a rainforest walk or explore interactive exhibits at the Hawaii Nature
  • Center, which is also located within Iao Valley.
  • Restroom facilities are available.
  • Go for the trail only if physically fit.

Iao Valley State Park Ticket Prices

  • Individuals: Parking fee: $5.00 per car.
  • No fee for Hawaii residents.

Commercial PUC vehicles:

  • 1-7 passenger vehicles: $10.00
  • 8-25 passenger vehicles: $20.00
  • 26 + passenger vehicles: $40.00

How To reach Iao Valley State Park by Public Transport

  • Rent a cab or drive a car to the valley.

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TripHobo Highlights for Iao Valley State Park

  • Iao Valley State Park Address: Wailuku, HI 96793, United States, Maui
  • Iao Valley State Park Contact Number: +1-8088826206
  • Iao Valley State Park Timing: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Iao Valley State Park Price: 5 USD
  • Best time to visit Iao Valley State Park(preferred time): 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Iao Valley State Park: 03:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Iao Valley State Park

  • 95% of people who visit Maui include Iao Valley State Park in their plan

  • 41.37% of people start their Iao Valley State Park visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Iao Valley State Park

Tuesday, Friday and Saturday

94.74% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Iao Valley State Park

People normally club together Haleakala Crater and Pacific Whale Foundation while planning their visit to Iao Valley State Park.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Iao Valley State Park, Maui Reviews

  • Speak to the Gods from where Gods and Kings lay. This monumental Park is a quick drive from anywhere on the island. There a places to wade in a stream or even jump off a small boulder into a pool. Do go to the top scenic point and have a moment to meditate and breathe. Very energetic and relaxing. You’ll love every moment.

  • Beautiful place for hiking, good views, and swimming. They started charging for parking, but you can park further down the road for free. The bathrooms were closed but they had porter potties which were decently clean. Next time I'll bring my swim suit and stay a while longer (for the river, not the porter potties). Definitely worth the visit.

  • Simply Beautiful and spiritually magical! I highly recommend anyone to visit this place. Not just as a tourist attraction! But for your own Peace of mind. 🏝️🌋😁🤙💞

  • Beautiful park with unusual mountain formations, especially the Ioa Needle. The paths are smooth and we'll maintained. You can see the main event quickly, or spend more time exploring the streams and going for a refreshing swim in the natural pools. There is a $5/car entrance fee, but it's worth it. The only down side are the portable toilets.

  • Kind of a short stop - we took our time on all the trails and it only took us about an hour to explore the whole park. The view was great though and the plants were very interesting to look at too. Some people played in the stream but it was raining so we didn't go in (with flash flood warning posted everywhere). Fee was $5 per vehicle.

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