Geologic Formations in Maui

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Geologic Formations in Maui

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  • FactotumDellaCitta
    London, UK3,779 contributions
    The crater rim is accessible by car and the crater itself is accessible via many walking paths of different length and difficulty. It's easy to spend a whole day here. The crater looks quite different from different vista points - it's recommended to get as many angles as possible due to the immense natural beauty of the place.
    Written 29 January 2023
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  • shaila
    Dallas, TX13 contributions
    Very active blowhole, makes for a great show! It has lots of parking within a decent distance. It’s not a far walk from the road to be able to see the blowhole, however if you’re like me and you want to get close to it, it’s a little walk down a rock trail. If you walk down there, you’re likely to get sprayed with water! Didn’t take much time but was fun.
    Written 14 January 2023
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  • shaila
    Dallas, TX13 contributions
    This is a must. It’s absolutely amazing watching the waves crash up and I saw so many rainbows in the water. Parking was easy and close. Walking out wasn’t hard or too far either! Great views!
    Written 14 January 2023
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  • ChinS988
    Vancouver, Canada43 contributions
    We missed this stop on our way to Hana but managed to stop by on our way back. it was a worthwhile stop; you can see strong waves banging against the rocky shores in several places. The waves were strong and powerful and there were not many people around. a nice little stop on the way to or back from Hana.
    Written 23 December 2022
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  • Steven W
    Weehawken, NJ3 contributions
    Bring lightweight backpacks one for each hiker with lots of water, a cap for the sun because there is little shade, sturdy hiking shoes not sneakers, pack water booties or old tennis shoes for walking in the tide pools. The lava rocks can be as sharp as glass and its difficult to keep your balance as hard as you may try. Pay attention to no-tresspassing signs, you could end up walking into a fenced in ranch with no other egress or worse..... The trails are pretty well worn or marked and you can choose to walk on the stone covered beach or a worn dirt trail. Very cool 2-3 hours trek. Any more than that you will need a LOT of water. Read up on hydration needs under the hot sun.
    Written 5 January 2023
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  • drbsick
    Maple Grove, MN126 contributions
    You might wonder why a lava tube? When else are you ever going to see an enormous tube cut through solid rock by molten lava? It was much cooler than I thought it would be. The check-in was super easy - pay your $15 each, get a flashlight, and get some simple directions. It was minimally difficult to navigate with a few stairs and some uneven ground. The signs along the way pointed out the unique features - stalagmites in a lava tube, one of a kind bugs that live here, and the chocolate colored stalactites. For an added thrill, turn off your lights for absolute darkness. It was a quick but unique 30 min stop on the road to Hana.
    Written 26 December 2022
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  • rickh57
    Woodburn, OR371 contributions
    My wife and I stopped here on our way to the top of Haleakalā. It gives a wide perspective of the huge crater.
    Written 17 July 2021
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