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Wai'anapanapa State Park

Hana Hwy. near mile marker 32, Hana, Maui, HI
+1 808-984-8109
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Waianapanapa State Park is on the road to Hana, Maui.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“blow hole” (126 reviews)
“lava tube” (103 reviews)
Hana Hwy. near mile marker 32, Hana, Maui, HI
+1 808-984-8109
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This small black sand beach can get a little crowded but it is a beautiful place to visit or stay. There are cabins for rent, public bathrooms, and a nice shaded picnic area. There is a trail that overlooks a few blowholes and which provides...More

1  Thank alaskantravelnut
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is easy to find, not far from the city of Hana. When you come to the fork in the road after driving from the entrance, turn left. There is a stairway down to a nice black sand beach and also a nice wooden boardwalk...More

1  Thank angeleyes27
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You could quickly run through this in an hour. The lava tubes are cool. The black sand beach is pretty. We are or lunch here then continued on. There is a trail that is permanently closed, some caves, so don't be disappointed.

Thank Megan G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Black sand beaches were a must see - gorgeous! The trail that goes towards the right side of the park (facing the ocean) was practically deserted and had some of the prettiest views of the coast that we saw all week. Loved this place!

1  Thank tamilia81
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved our trip to Hana, but the highlight was definitely Wai'anapanapa State Park and seeing the black sand beach and following the trails!! Highly recommend to anyone traveling to Maui!

1  Thank Kenzie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by during our drive of Hana Highway. It's got some very unique views with black volcanic rock based beaches! Definitely worth a stop on the way through the high way!

Thank Prashant S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect stop on the road to Hana. It is well maintained and worth the stop. Take a bit time here to walk around and enjoy.

Thank Anne1617
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second trip on "The Road to Hana". Wai'anapanapa was the real destination. After reading several reviews, this become our true destination. The black rock beach was so very cool. The lava tube cave was amazing. The cematary was a peaceful surprise. Finally,...More

3  Thank JoeBuff
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here to look at the views and so the kids could swim at the beach. The views were beautiful. The beach was beautiful also but it is a rough surf.

Thank erikamilligan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must see. The beach with the black sand and rocks was very different and beautiful. It is well worth the drive on the Hana Rd. Everything about the park and beach make it a must see.

Thank DBF2004
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August 13, 2017|
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Response from LilyVonSchtupp | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry I don't know but it is a state park so I'm sure there's a government site that can give you that info.
Darlene B
January 13, 2017|
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Response from not-a-big-city-girl | Reviewed this property |
The park is busy in the day, quite a few folks around, we hiked and it was fine. I would recommend that you call in ahead and check what the outdoor camping facilities are, then make a decision about over night. all the... More
November 5, 2016|
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Response from HOUTXTrvlr | Reviewed this property |
Definitely make the stop at this park. My husband and I went in July for our honeymoon and we really enjoyed it. I would say it is #3 on my list. Make sure you venture into the caves. Our top other things to do would be a... More