Waianapanapa State Park
- Address: Hana Hwy. near mile marker 32, Hana, Maui,HI, United States
- Phone: +1-8089848109
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Water Body, Camp, Hiking Trail, Family And Kids, Picnic Spot, Bird Watching
This state park is a wild, remote volcanic coastline offering a break from the humdrum of the urban life. Picnicking , camping, lodging, shore fishing and family hiking alongside Anold coastal trail of Hawaii on the way to Hana are some excellent features of this park. Moreover you can gaze at anchialine pools and see various sea bird colonies. Then there is a very old cave, a religious temple, a small black sand beach and sea stacks along with blow holes.
Additionally to get to the caves, lava tubes and blow holes around the park, you can take some additional trails. The best part about these caves is that they are filled with freshwater which can be found floating on top of the sea water. Waianapanapa literally means “glistening fresh water” in the Hawaiian language which is in reference to nearby sparkling pools and fresh water streams. The whole experience here is simply magical! Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Maui Itinerary 2 Days.
- Camping is available at this state park but you will need to purchase a permit.
- Online CABIN reservations must be made at least 3 days prior to check-in date.
- Fees start at $12 per campsite per night.
- Please check the website for further information on bookings.
- Rent a car or drive to Hana.
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78.06% of people who visit Maui include Waianapanapa State Park in their plan
4 PM - 5 PM
41.61% of people start their Waianapanapa State Park visit around 4 PM - 5 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Waianapanapa State Park
89.71% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Waianapanapa State Park
Came here with a small tour group. The park is well maintained. The black sand beach was beautiful. A lava tube is right next to the beach and was a neat experience. The views on the way down to the beach were amazing.
Beautiful black sand beach. Couldn't find the blowhole or lava tube, no park rangers or anything were there and no maps, so we did our best. The beach was worth the drive.
GET HERE EARLY. This used to be a hidden gem in Maui, but now it is a regular stop for tour buses. By noon, the park is packed with people and loses all of its secluded magic. That being said, the park itself is absolutely gorgeous and worth a stop if you have already made the journey to Hana. Here are plenty of walkways and handrails for safety and to limit erosion.
Cozy cove with black sand beach. Short looping hiking trails are well maintained. One of the trails passes a cave/swimming hole where the water is cool, but not necessarily clean.
Absolutely fascinating place! It was very crowded when we were there, but we didn't mind because everyone there was so joyful. The cave was very neat, but the beach was even more breathtaking. Take a listen to the sound the pebbles make when the waves pull them back into the ocean-very cool! Restroom and showers available.