Iao Valley State Monument

Iao Valley State Monument, Wailuku: Hours, Address, Iao Valley State Monument Reviews: 4.5/5

Iao Valley State Monument
4.5
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Rodgers G
United Kingdom3 contributions
Magnificent
Jul 2021 • Family
The view here is magnificent praise be to the creature
And are experience was breath taking as we live in a concrete jungle we rarely see green
Written 28 August 2021
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JHRedSox
Lexington, KY96 contributions
Stunning and fun
Aug 2021
We are on island frequently, but for some reason never went to Iao Valley. So glad we did! It is an easy drive from Kihei. We arrived around 9 and parking was almost full already. Gladly paid the $10 to park in support of the park. If you are not in the exploring mood, perhaps this area is less than stellar, but we walked down to the river and hiked around quite a bit. Found a wonderful freshwater pool with a jumping rock and had a blast. Teens loved this! Got some truly stunning photos of the valley as well.
Written 12 August 2021
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Blessed_Travel_Buddy
Phoenix, AZ44 contributions
Lots of closed trails
Aug 2021
We stopped here for a while, hoping to do a little hiking / walking. Parking is a little scarce, but it is doable if you're willing to walk a bit. Most of the trails were closed (?), but you could still see needle clearly. I wouldn't plan to spend more than 30 minutes to an hour here. There's just not that much to do unless trails are reopened.
Written 8 August 2021
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Kris
Austin, TX9 contributions
Beautiful
Jul 2021 • Couples
Beautiful, very cool and pleasant weather in the valley. Took some nice pics and walked along the stream. You can swim in the stream as well
Written 31 July 2021
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mom4az
Scottsdale, AZ8 contributions
Beautiful scenery
Jun 2021
Beautiful place with trees and shady trails. Only disappointment is seeing people who blatantly ignore safety warning signs and hopping over safety rails with their little kids to access the stream/creek.
Written 8 July 2021
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lisakeg
Allentown, PA251 contributions
Beautiful valley
Jun 2021
Hidden, this monument is very sacred to the Hawaiians. Lots of people travel here as it is close to airport and "city". Parking is difficult , small parking area. We ended up on the side of the road with the majority of visitors.
Written 27 June 2021
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Bkbak
Tempe, AZ1,157 contributions
Always a pleasure.
Jun 2021
State Parks need money in order to keep everything in good shape, hence the parking and entrance fee. Try to go on a day when there isn't a huge cloud stuck on top of these mountains as this will provide better picture opportunities. The area is beautiful and full of history. Take the time to go to the needle and the river. It's beautiful.
Written 26 June 2021
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Greg Skipton, Independent Travel Agent
Watertown, NY100 contributions
Breahtaking and Inspiring
May 2021
Gentle hike with a mildly challenging finish (stairs) to get to the lookout point to view the Iao Needle. Great signage with history of the battle in the valley. Parking was easy, as was paying for entrance. I know some people feel the payment is steep, but supporting the park service seems like a noble thing to do, so we were happy to pay - there was actually an attendant there to help with the pay machine and direct people where to begin. We enjoyed the side paths and gardens as well.
Written 3 June 2021
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LiveAGr8Story
Seattle, WA1,342 contributions
Beautiful - but not worth the cost for quick hike from parking lot
May 2021
It is a beautiful stop, but is only about a 30 minute max experience. Many visitors park on the side of the road just outside of the pay-to-park lot to save money. Be sure to stop at the banyan tree and tiny bridge to view the waterfall on the way up. Bathrooms are also available there, along with a few chickens.
Written 28 May 2021
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Zach
San Diego, CA11 contributions
Worth a Stop!
May 2021
This was one of our first stops on the trip and it was cooler than we expected! The viewpoints are really close to the parking lot. And there are also some little hiking trails along the river. We had a nice time exploring and taking in the scenery.
Written 25 May 2021
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