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CAMP MALUHIA
Highway 34 to Camp Maluhia Access Road
(Central Maui)
Trailhead for strenuous Waihee Ridge hike (5 miles/3 hours round-trip). (Part of Na Ala Hele statewide trail system.) Superb valley and canyon views. Trail is steep at times.

HALEAKALA NATIONAL PARK
P. O. Box 369
Makawao, HI 96768
(Upcountry Maui)
Tel. (808) 572-4400 (open 24 hours per day, all year)
Haleakala National Park consists of 28,655 acres of which 19,270 are wilderness. The park preserves the outstanding volcanic landscape of the upper slopes of Haleakala rising to 10,023-foot elevation and protects the unique and fragile ecosystems of the Kipahulu Valley, the scenic pools along Oheo Gulch, and many rare and endangered species. Extensive network of hiking trails. Haleakala National Park Service leads hikes only into the Waikamoi Preserve on East Maui. Weekly hikes are on a first come first served basis every Monday and Thursday starting at 9:00 a.m. at Hosmer Grove into our Bird Loop Trail 2 1/2 mile roundtrip hike. There is also a hike on the 3rd Sunday of each month at 12noon at Hosmer Grove onto the Waikamoi Boardwalk (wet side hike) also known as the Rose Gardner Waikamoi Boardwalk, it's about a 3 1/4 mile hike and is not recommended for people with respiratory or leg problems, ranked difficult. Please refer all inquiries to Haleakala National Park Service hike line at 808-572-4459 for reservations, there is also a $10 entry fee to get into the park, however the hikes are free to visitors.Call for information or visit their site.

HAWAII NATURE CENTER
Iao Valley Road
Wailuku, HI 96793
(Central Maui)
Tel. (808) 244-6500
Private, non-profit organization that provides hands-on outdoor adventures for children and adults. Call for information on guided hikes into Iao Valley.

HAWAII STATE DEPARTMENT OF
LAND & NATURAL RESOURCES

Division of Forestry & Wildlife
54 South High Street
Wailuku, HI 96793
(Central Maui)
Tel. (808) 984-8100
Free Maui hiking trail information including information on the state Na Ala Hele trail system and free recreation maps.

HAWAII STATE PARKS
Dept. Of Land & Natural Resources
54 South High Street, Rm. 101
Wailuku, HI 96793
(Central Maui)
Tel. (808) 984-8109
Hours: 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. (Closed Weekends and State Holidays)
Information and free site maps on hiking in Maui's state parks.

HOSMER GROVE NATURE LOOP
HALEAKALA NATIONAL PARK

(Upcountry Maui)
Hike through an exotic forest - home to native and alien species of birds, plants and insects (0.7 mile/30 minute round-trip). Great bird-watching. Free trail brochure at site. Drive-in campground.

IAO VALLEY STATE PARK
End of Iao Valley Road, Wailuku
(Central Maui)
Awe-inspiring sacred valley laced with a network of hiking trails. Sample hike: streamside trail (1.5 miles/30 mins. one-way).

KAPUNAKEA PRESERVE
THE NATURE CONSERVANCY OF HAWAII

(West Maui)
The Conservancy's literature states: "In the West Maui mountains, overlooking sugar cane fields and hotel resorts, hides an ecological oasis and a biological treasure: Kapunakea Preserve. With 11 different native natural communities, Kapunakea Preserve (1,264 acres) exemplifies the extraordinary concentration of biological diversity that is Hawai'i. All Conservancy preserves are by permitted access only and no trespassing is allowed.

KIPAHULU / OHEO GULCH
HALEAKALA NATIONAL PARK

Kipahulu
(East Maui)
A series of beautiful streams and pools beginning in a rain forest and ending at the sea. Swim with caution. Danger of flash floods. Call ranger station for information on hike to Makahiku Falls (0.75 mile/25 minutes one-way) and Waimoku Falls (4 miles/2 hours one-way). Drive-in campground.

LA PEROUSE BAY
Makena
(South Maui)
Strenuous King's Highway hike along lava flow, spectacular shoreline, secluded coves and many ancient archaeological sites (4 miles/2 hour round-trip). Shady part-way. Dolphins are often seen in the bay.

MAUI COUNTY PARKS
Department of Parks and Recreation
1580C Kaahumanu Avenue
Wailuku, HI 96793
(Central Maui)
Tel. (808) 243-7389
Hours: 7:45 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Mon.-Fri. (Closed weekends/holidays)
Free information on Maui's county parks.

NATURE CONSERVANCY OF HAWAII
81 Makawao Avenue, Suite 203A
Makawao, HI 96768
(Upcountry Maui)
Tel. (808) 572-7849
The Nature Conservancy of Hawaii, a non-profit organization, has several preserves on Maui including the Kapunakea Preserve, and the Waikamoi Preserve. The Conservancy's mission is to protect the finest remaining examples of native plants, animals and natural communities in Hawaii by protecting the places they need to survive. Call for information on hikes, volunteer work trips, and memberships, or visit their site.

POLIPOLI SPRING STATE RECREATION AREA
Kula Forest Reserve, Kula
(Upcountry Maui)
Miles of hiking trails at 6,200 foot elevation through a magical misty forest. Free admission. Park is always open unless weather conditions are very severe. Sample hike: Redwood Trail (1.7 mile/1 hour round-trip). Campground and one cabin.

WAIANAPANAPA STATE PARK
Hwy 360E (Hana Hwy-past Mile Marker 32), Hana
(East Maui)
Hardy family hike on ancient Hawaiian coastal lava trail leading to Hana (4 miles / 2 hours one-way). Campground and cabins.

WAIHEE VALLEY
Waihee Valley Road, Waihee
(Central Maui)
Hardy family hike - combining exotic rain forest with tricky footbridge crossings ending in a cool swim (2 miles/90 minutes one-way).

WAIKAMOI PRESERVE
THE NATURE CONSERVANCY OF HAWAII

(East Maui)
The Conservancy's literature describes the Waikamoi Preserve as being "A 5230-acre protected area - a sanctuary for hundreds of native Hawaiian species, many of them rare or endangered. Here, in windswept subalpine regions and rainforests of koa and ohia, native plants, birds and insects have woven an ecological fabric like no other on the planet - one that supports some of the rarest and most beautiful of Earth's creatures: the unique forest birds of Hawaii." Access to the Preserve is limited to guided hikes led by either Nature Conservancy staff and volunteers, or by National Park Service guides. (Voluntary monthly work trips are offered by the Nature Conservancy.) Reservations are required for Conservancy hikes. For more information, please visit their site.

WAIKAMOI RIDGE
Highway 360E (Hana Hwy-past Mile Marker 9)
(East Maui)
Family loop hike through a magnificent rain forest to an overlook of bamboo groves and Waikamoi stream (0.8 mile/30 minutes round-trip).

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