Maui Hike 2: Pipiwai Trail to Waimoku Falls

Our second and final hike on Maui was on the Pipiwai Trail.  We did this hike as part of our drive of the “Road to Hana”.  After eating lunch in Hana, we continued on and hiked the Pipiwai Trail to the end at 400-foot Waimoku Falls.  It was a special day for us because this was our 3-year-old son Stefan’s first lifetime hike.  And he did really well.  It looks like he is going to be an excellent hiker.  The Pipiwai Trail visits two major waterfalls and passes through a nearly one-mile-long bamboo forest, which makes for remarkable photography.  After finishing our hike, we continued driving and completed a loop of the eastern side of Maui.  Here are a few teaser images from the upcoming full report on the Pipiwai Trail.

Stefan standing at the trailhead sign for the Pipiwai Trail
Stefan standing at the trailhead sign for the Pipiwai Trail
Stefan posing at 200-foot Makahiku Falls
Stefan posing at 200-foot high Makahiku Falls
Stefan passing through the spectacular bamboo forest
Stefan passing through the spectacular bamboo forest
At the end of the trail is 400-foot Waimoku Falls
At the end of the trail is 400-foot Waimoku Falls