State Parks on the Island of Maui
Information about Hawaii State Parks
on Maui Island.
Halekii-Pihana Heiau State Monument
Park surrounds the remains of two heiau
(places of worship) that were rededicated
as war temples by Maui's last ruling chief
Kahekili. Park has trash cans but no water.
Open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily.
Entry is free.
Iao Valley State Monument
Located at the end of Highway 32 (Iao Valley Road).
A paved .6 mile walkway leads to the
Kukaemoku Scenic Point with views of the
Iao Needle. There is a a walkway through a
small botanical garden. Park is 6.2 acres
in size. Has restrooms and trash cans but no
Makena State Park
Park has a large white sand beach
and the Puu Olai cinder cone.
Beach is used for board surfing,
body surfing, and shore fishing.
Swimming is only safe when the ocean
is calm because the surf breaks close
to shore. Park is 164.4 acres in size
and it has restrooms and trash cans,
but no drinking water. Located south
of Wailea at the end of Wailea Alanui Road.
Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area
Located at 6200 feet in the Kula Forest Reserve,
about 9.7 miles upland from Kula on Waipoli Road
off of Kekaulike Highway (Highway 377). Four
wheel drive vehicle recommended.
an extensive trails system and sweeping views
of Central Maui, West Maui, Kahoolawe, Molokai,
and Lanai on clear days. Hikers should wear
bright colored clothing because this is a popular
hunting area. Park has a one cabin, a campground,
restrooms, and trash cans, but no drinking water.
Waianapanapa State Park
Remote, coastline park with low cliffs
above the sea.
Facilities include camping, outdoor showers,
trash cans, drinking water, and a pay phone,
Park has an ancient Hawaiian hiking trail
along the coast, views of a seabird colony,
a native hala forest, a cave, heiau,
a natural stone arch, sea stacks, blow holes,
and a small black sand beach. Park
is 122 acres in size. Located in Hana
at the end of Waianapanapa Road off of
the Hana Highway (Highway 360). About
a 3 hour drive from the Kahului Airport
State Roadside Parks in Maui
Kaumahina State Wayside Park
Located on the Hana Highway (Highway 360)
about 28 miles east of the Kahului Airport.
Takes about 1.5 hours to drive there
from the airport. Rain forest rest stop
and scenic point. 7.8 acres in size.
Facilities include restrooms, picnic tables,
and trash cans but no drinking water.
Pua'a Kaa State Wayside Park
Rest stop and picnic area with
views of small waterfalls and pools. Located
on the Hana Highway (Highway 360) about 38 miles
east of Kahului Airport. Drive from the airport takes
about 2.5 hours. park is 5 acres in size and it
has restrooms, picnic tables, and trash cans
but no drinking water.
Wailua Valley State Wayside Park
Roadside viewpoint on the Hana Highway (Highway 360)
located about 32 miles and 2.25 hours
east of the Kahului Airport. The 1.5 acres
park has no facilities but it has beautiful
views of the Keanae Valley, the taro fields
of Wailua Village, and the Koolau Gap on the
rim of Haleakala Crater.
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