Iao Valley State Park, Maui
About Iao Valley State Park, Maui
Iao Valley State Park, Maui - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: Wailuku, HI 96793, United States
Ticket Price: 5 USD
Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
Timings: 07:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
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Outdoors, Landmark, View Point, Family And Kids, Valley, Peak
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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.
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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Beautiful place! Well worth the $5 to park. Lots of people talk about how many steps it is but they are half height and well maintained. My 3 year old did them no problem. But if you have issues with stairs it may not be the best stop. Still worth a dive up however.
My husband and I should have done more research to know this wasn't really a place we'd enjoy - not a great activity for people who enjoy hiking. This place would be great for people with mobility challenges. There are wide, paved paths with handrails and plenty of places to stop and rest. The path up to the needle is very short (less than a quarter of a mile), with clean steps up.
Parking is $5 at the mountain. Restrooms are close for renovations, so there are portal potties. Nice easy hike to the top (2 minutes), so kids and elderly could make it just fine. Shades and chairs are available for resting. Nice scenic views. Could be done in 15-30 minutes. The mountain range in very beautiful and lush. River running underneath. Very nice.
You can see some truly breathtaking views here the path around the garden is paved and about 1/8-1/4 mi. around but if you are a experienced hiker you can take other paths in the area .
Breathtakingly beautiful. A bit of a walk, but I am 60 and made it. Just take your time, very much worth the effort. Make sure you gave your camera
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