Hike to the Seven Sacred Pools

Hāna, Hawaii

based on 9 reviews



0.6 miles

Elevation Gain

100 ft

Route Type



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Hike to and swim in Maui's natural, beautiful ‘Ohe’o pools near Hana, HI. This is a quick, scenic hike to amazing swimming holes.

This hike departs from the Kpahulu Visitor Center and heads out along the Kuloa Trail. The trail will take you through a bamboo forest and past several pools and falls. Be sure to get there early as the later it gets in the day, the more crowded the pools get.

Hike the route counter-clockwise and be aware of any potential rogue waves as you head near the ocean. Also keep in mind that you should check current conditions at the Visitor Center before heading out on the hike to be aware of any issues and swimming safety when you choose to do the hike. 

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Hike to the Seven Sacred Pools Reviews

It really is a beautiful trail even when water levels are low. Swimming is still closed but with the minimal water flow there was when we were there I wouldn’t want to swim in the pools anyways!

It's a short and easy hike to see the famous Seven Sacred Pools! The pools aren't open to swimming/exploration, but you can get a very nice view of them from above! They were different than what I expected from the photos (most larger). Something to note: These pools are within the National Park and do cost an entrance fee. It also closes early (4:30pm when we visited) so plan accordingly!

Road to Hana was not the best thing on Maui but these pools were amazing. Worth the drive

It rained so hard when we got here we ended up only doing part of the hiking. There were a lot of people making the trek out to the pools, but we decided it was getting too slippery and the rain was not letting up. This is usually the last (or first) stop on the road to hana. Make sure you have enough food with you, we only had a bag of cheeks left for the drive back. Also they sometimes close the road at the end, so you can't continue around the island but have to backtrack instead.

Pools are shut down indefinitely since someone was hurt. The trail takes you along side the pools, but you can’t see much and it’s over before you know it. So, just know going into it you’re only going to see the pools for afar.

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