Go Beyond HanaMaui
Pi‘ilani Highway, just outside Hana, is a tight, mountain-hugging road with blind turns, one-way bridges, and heart-stopping views from sheer cliff drops. The drive may be risky, but it’s worth the draw of Maui’s off-the-beaten-path wonders.
Watch for Wailua Falls, a 95-foot cascade located about five miles past Mile Marker 45 on Highway 31. Makahiku Falls(185 feet) is a half-mile hike up the Pipiwai Trail. This trail also takes hikers upstream, along the Pools of ‘Ohe‘o, and ancient Hawaiian taro farm sites.
Further along the way are several small settlements, including Kipahulu and Kaupo: Finally, you will pass the famous ‘Ulupalakua Ranch and Tedeschi Winery before arriving back in “civilization.”