Parks & Nature on Maui

Volcanic Parks Boast Spectacular Maui Views

The island of Maui is rich with parks, trails, and preserves filled with an abundance of fauna, flora, and wildlife. Discover Haleakalā National Park, which features Haleakalā Crater, a dormant volcano rising majestically 10,000 feet above sea level as Maui’s highest point, and the perfect vantage from which to watch the sunrise and sunset.

Make the trek to Waiʻanapanapa State Park, a wild, remote volcanic coastline where you can hike, picnic, and enjoy native hala forest, natural stone arches, and religious temples. Featuring spectacular views of Makahiku and Waimoku waterfalls, Pipwai Trail invites visitors to hike and ride horseback along scenic trails, past a fantastic bamboo forest to sparkling native anchialine pools.

The Road to Hana

Slow down and enjoy nature’s wonders as you wind your way along the 64-mile stretch of highway known as the Road to Hana. Here you’ll discover gorgeous waterfalls, stunning overlooks, black sand beaches, and ancient Hawaiian ruins, as well as the Seven Sacred Pools of Ohe’o where you can swim in freshwater pools surrounded by a lush and verdant landscape.

Abundant and Exotic Wildlife

Explore Maui’s wildlife and marvel at the majesty of green Hawaiian sea turtles basking in the sun. Keep your eyes peeled for the Nene Goose, a native of Hawaii and its state bird, known to mate for life and often seen at the summit of Haleakalā Volcano. Spinner dolphins, chameleons, hoary bats, and sharks are just a few of the exotic creatures you can see when you visit Maui.

Rated one of the best aquariums in the United States, Maui Ocean Center is home to the world’s largest collection of live Pacific corals along with a vast array of ocean creatures, including sharks, turtles, stingrays, and tropical fish.

Set off on a whale-watching adventure with a real marine biologist and observe Humpback whales as they interact with each other in their natural habitat. You can even listen to the sounds of whale songs through an underwater hydrophone.

Along Maui’s northwest coast, you’ll discover the Kapalua Coastal Trail. This two-mile walk offers dramatic views of the coastline, oceanfront, and lush green forests.

Hundreds of native Hawaiian species of plants and animals are waiting to be discovered at Waikamoi Preserve, located in a high-elevation rainforest and home to seven endangered species of birds.

Maui’s rich and varied wildlife and nature are yours to be discovered.

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