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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were close by, having eaten lunch at Sam Sato’s in Wailuku. We are glad we decided to take the short drive here. We were happy to pay $5 to support the park maintenance and to park safely, since many cars parked along the road...More

Thank SusanSJB
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hike up the stairs to get to the 'Iao Lookout is very short and it has hand rails/guards the way up, but the views are very pretty. There is also a short hike downhill some stairs and in the forest to get to the...More

Thank Jessica K
Reviewed 14 August 2018

This is a great place to shoot photos up close. The scenery is lovely. The steps to the top path are steep and extensive. You can get great pictures at the top but it may not be worth the m effort unless you are in...More

Thank Ken P
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

If you’re looking for something quick to do outside its a nice hike with great views. Hike is VERY short. Chickens are hilarious. Worth a stop if on that side of the island. We were pleasantly surprised. There is parking on the road before getting...More

Thank Brenda B
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

This is the location where Kamehameha I fought the final battle on Maui to unite the Hawaiian Islands. The battle was described as one of the bloodiest battles in Hawaii.... It resulted in the bodies of dead warriors blocking the stream and caused the water...More

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Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

I had low expectations after reading some of the reviews and am so glad that I took the drive out to see it for myself. Yes, it’s a relatively small area with little to actually do but take in the scenery and enjoy the moment....More

Thank sejj33
Reviewed 30 June 2018

it's full of natural local plants and trees on the trail. It can be used as a quick stop and short walk for changing the pace. It is more like a wayside scenic park. Only takes a half hour to complete the whole trail.

Thank waynefusa
Reviewed 28 June 2018

This is a lovely place to visit for families with young kids. Easy parking for $5, nice views, a little walk up to the top where you see the needle and then some loop trails along the river, some of which are quite scenic and...More

Thank AquaPacifica
Reviewed 27 June 2018

When we came here, they were renovating, so a lot of trails were closed. Locals and tourists come to swim in the river, with their floaties. It was great to see the mountains, green nature, there were clear signs of where to go on the...More

Thank Jenn N
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Not much to do here but inhale the fresh air , admire natural scenery and cool your feet in the stream.

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2 January 2018|
Response from Michael808Wailuku | Reviewed this property |
I am sure there are tours from the cruise ship to Iao. If not then you would need to either rent a car or take a taxi. Not aware of any public transport bus that goes into Iao Valley.
11 March 2017|
Response from wailuku77 | Reviewed this property |
about 15 minutes, but they're still closed from the mudslides that happened last year.