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Wai'anapanapa State Park

Hana Hwy. near mile marker 32, Hana, Maui, HI
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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” (132 reviews)
“lava tube” (106 reviews)
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Hana Hwy. near mile marker 32, Hana, Maui, HI
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"blow hole"
in 132 reviews
"the black sand beach"
in 378 reviews
"lava tube"
in 106 reviews
"road to hana"
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"hiking trails"
in 30 reviews
"fresh water caves"
in 20 reviews
"freshwater caves"
in 24 reviews
"favorite stop"
in 26 reviews
"lava formations"
in 16 reviews
"picnic tables"
in 48 reviews
"crashing waves"
in 24 reviews
"black rock"
in 18 reviews
"short trail"
in 16 reviews
"great stop"
in 43 reviews
"blue ocean"
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"your feet"
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"picnic lunch"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The key to this park is timing. If you are staying in Hana, get here at 8 and have the place almost to yourself. If you are driving the road to Hana parking may be a challenge. The black sand beach and lava tube cave...More

Thank Brian W
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Reviewed yesterday

We had a picnic lunch here, a lot of tables available. We were interested by the feral cats that were begging for handouts and the mongooses hanging out nearby. In addition to the black sands of the beach, there is a blowhole and a large...More

Thank ArdethC
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Park was absolutely beautiful! Breathtaking even. Definitely a must see/do. We drove the perilous “road to Hana” and I would only advise skilled drivers to make the drive, but worth it when you arrive. Different review...back to the Park. The black sand was amazing...More

Thank J F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed the longest time at this spot on the Road to Hana. There is just a lot to see. We waded into the water on the black sand beach (which is gorgeous) but the water is pretty rough so I am...More

Thank Emily B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this State Park and wished we could have stayed longer. We were on a small group tour and stopped for about hour to look around. Loved the lava tube which comes out to the sea so could get good photos while inside. The beach...More

Thank Lynette S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This could be like any other beach in Hawaii but it's not! The sand is as black as asphalt! It's truly a beautiful sight. While it may get a little crowded, there's still a lot of room to walk around and there are little lava...More

1  Thank Celia S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice State Park in Hana, great views from above and at the actual beach. Plenty of parking and even places to camp also. The beach is black sand which is great fun to see. From above there are the little islands to look at a...More

3  Thank finesilver
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lot going on here. Nice place to see black beaches, lava tube, blow holes and a cave which was blocked off but we went anyway.

2  Thank seenitall55105
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A neat little park with a black sand beach and a blowhole(Where ocean water shoots up in the air). Don't plan to swim here as it's quite rough, but a very neat environment. A great stop on your trip to Hana.

1  Thank Joel P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place, worth the trip. Leave by 3pm to head back down the Hana HWY to beat the traffic. On the beach, facing the ocean, there is a cave to the right. Climb thru the top and hike down back to the beach. Facing the...More

1  Thank dm9447
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REM96
31 January 2018|
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Response from TravelsForLess | Reviewed this property |
The Road to Hana is paved and not a problem for rental cars. The biggest issue with the road is it is a tight squeeze in some places, with plenty of one-lane bridges. Just take it slow, watch out for other people, and you... More
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JillyB68
13 August 2017|
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Response from Hillrun1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is.
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Darlene B
13 January 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
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