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Lahina Pali Trail

Lahaina Pali Trail - eastern half, Wailuku, HI 96793


00:00 am - : am
* All Times in HST

Lahina Pali Trail Reviews Around the Web

  • Jennifer Spice · February 14, 2020

    This was a difficult hike for someone who is not an athlete. Lots of rocks, both safe and loose, must be very careful with your footing, esp on the way down. Wear good, sturdy shoes, bring lots of water and sunscreen. The views are wonderful, worth the effort, bring your camera.

  • Lauralei Singsank · December 19, 2019

    The Lahaina Pali Trail is a great hike if you want a view of the ocean, coast, and giant wind turbines on Maui’s west side. This is a fairly intense hike for a couple reasons. First, the trail is uphill with very few breaks, and you can see the terrain below (the path is within the rock piles). Secondly, unless you go early in the morning or late in the afternoon, the hike is extremely hot. A breeze picks up around halfway up, but prior to that you’ll feel the heat. It’s absolutely necessary to bring a lot of water and sunscreen, particularly if you’re just visiting the island and haven’t fully acclimated to the heat. I’d also recommend a hat and sunglasses. Parking and access is free. As of December 2019 the hillsides are still a bit barren due to fires from the summertime, but the hike is still attractive. The health data screenshot I’ve included was my activity from this hike.

  • Matt Bachman · January 12, 2020

    The Pali trail is one of the more difficult hikes on the island. However, unlike most other hikes, there are no trees or obstacles to block the amazing views. Because of that, there is also nothing blocking the sun. The hike has some 35% grades and very little flat. But the view is worth it.

  • Francois Fwagra · December 21, 2019

    Memo from the CEO:

    For those with C suite or executive status, your escape pods are marked discretely with the company logo near base camp. Please don't share this info with staff or the help. Third tier escape shuttles can be accessed via the hiking trail, and are located atop the propellers disguised as a wind farm. Please don't start the third tier engines until all executives' escape pods have lifted off and cleared the launch area.

    Lunch and holiday bonus checks will be distributed by Merrimans at the the Maui Tropical Plantations Golf Resort and Casino before T-minus launch

    Happy holidays and colonate space responsiblity!


  • FRANKIE URIAS · December 22, 2019

    This is a great's moderate to hard...I did this with my 11year olds boy scout troop... Wear shoes and bring at least 3 to 4 leiters of water and a meal..takes about 4 hours from maalea to the poli shade and rough Rocky trail steep at times..other than that at the top by the windmils you get a great view of the ocean and that's good during whale season... start about 6am it's cooler and the sunrise over haliakala is's about 4miles to 6 not sure..but it's a must do...