Road to Hana Page 2
Bamboo Forest (Na’ili’ili Haele)
Mile marker #6.5. The first thing we have to tell you is that this hike is on property owned by EMI (East Maui Irrigation) and you are supposed to get a permit to hike on this land.
So assuming you got a permit. You can enter this hike through any of the openings in the bamboo you see along the road as they all lead downhill to a stream you must cross to get to one of the 4 waterfalls inside the hike.
Be prepared for slippery conditions and definitely do not go in if it is raining or has been raining as people have been trapped due to flash floods.
Just around the corner from the Bamboo Forest you’ll see a Eucalyptus Forest on your left with many beautiful colorful trees.
There isn’t a safe place to stop for them so we recommend viewing them from your car.
Waikamoi Nature Trail
Shortly past Mile Marker #9 you’ll see the Waikamoi Nature Trail. A good place to rest your legs and appreciate the jungle trees.
The maintained 0.8 mile hike leads to a few lookout points, lookouts you’ll see driving on the road later, so, not much to see on this hike and not worth spending much time at.
Garden of Eden
Mile Marker 10.5. A pretty and well maintained park with a high $15 per person entrance fee.
There’s food trucks, fruit trees, an art gallery and a few small waterfalls within. Ultimately skippable, you’ve got a long day.
Kaumahina State Wayside
Just past Mile marker #12. Ultimately a bathroom stop for those of you needing a real plumbed bathroom.
There are also picnic tables and at the north end of the park is a pretty overlook, but you’ll see the same view on the road, so if you don’t have to go to the bathroom, skip this spot.