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Summary

Kipahulu District of Haleakala National Park offers visitors an opportunity to explore nature through hiking on a boardwalk-equipped trail to Makahiku and Waimoku Falls viewable from a dense bamboo forest. There are 4 vault toilets and no showers or electrical outlets. A visitor center provides historical displays and a gift store with a comfort station, water station and flush toilets outside. Pets are also allowed on a leash.

Overview

Main Campground:

Two comfort stations provide two vault toilets each (4 total). No water or showers available. No electrical outlets. Pets are allowed on a leash no longer than six feet and hiking in the park with pets is allowed only on the roads and within the designated campground boundaries. Quiet hours are 10 pm to 8 am. Camping is limited to 3 nights in any 30-day period.

Recreation

 Hiking is the major attraction for the Kipahulu District of the Park. The campground overlooks ocean cliffs and is a short walk to ‘Ohe’o Gulch and Kuloa Point along the Coastline Trail. The Kuloa Point Loop Trail loops around and leads to the Pipi Wai trail which goes across the road and will go through a dense bamboo forest with views of Makahiku Falls and Waimoku Falls. The hike is a nature trail with a boardwalk going through the bamboo forest. The hike is 2 miles one-way and takes approximately 2 and1/2 hours to complete, taking your time to enjoy the scenery. Make sure to pack plenty of water and be prepared for rain at any time. Please keep in mind, these waterfalls are for viewing only. Adhere to all signs and be safe on your hike. Venturing off trails can lead to unwanted accidents. Junior Ranger programs are available for young children. Join our Rangers at the Visitor Center for information.

Facilities

 Two comfort stations provide two vault toilets each (4 total). No water or showers available. No electrical outlets. The Visitor Center is open daily and has historical displays as well as a small gift store. A comfort station is located outside of the Visitor Center with a water station and flush toilets. There are no water spigots for foot washing.

Natural Features

The campground is located in an open field area overlooking the ocean. The area is rocky coastline and is a short walk to ‘Ohe’o Gulch and Kuloa Point along the Coastline Trail.   There are no beaches located at this campground.

Nearby Attractions

contact_info

For facility specific information, please call (808) 572-4400.
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