Pools of Oheo, Maui

Pools of Oheo

  • Name: Pools of Oheo
  • What: Tiered, swimmable pools located in Oheo Gulch
  • Where: Ten miles south of Hana at mile-marker 42 There is a $10 fee per car to enter the park

Just 15 minutes south of Hana on Highway 31 on the lower slopes of Haleakala are the famous Pools of Oheo in Oheo Gulch. Here you’ll discover beautifully tiered, pools fed by waterfalls. Weather permitting, you may take a dip in these tranquil pools fed by streams starting two miles inland.

Here in the Kipahulu area of Haleakala National Park, you can explore the many self-guided hiking trails on your own through forests of bamboo, past roaring cascades and into the green heart of the island.

Here you'll find the Pipiwai Trail, one of the best trails on the island, which leads to the 400-foot Waimoku Falls. Please consult park rangers at the Kipahulu Visitor Center before you embark on this 3 to 5 hour hike. Don’t forget your hiking shoes and expect to get muddy.