Put on Your Hiking BootsMaui
Discovering what Maui is all about often means putting on your hiking boots and getting up close and personal with the island’s birds, plants, mud, rocks, trees, streams and waterfalls.
HIKE MAUI has been doing exactly this for more than 25 years. The island’s PIONEER ECO-COMPANY is staffed by a team of trained naturalists and was founded by a man who lived in Maui’s jungle for three years studying the terrain, plants and creatures that inhabited it. Today, National Geographic Adventure and numerous other publications call Hike Maui the island’s leading hiking outfit.
The company offers a variety of HIKING TOURS, including jaunts to hidden waterfalls and secluded rainforests. A full-day HANA TREK, a 4-mile HALEAKALA CRATER ADVENTURE and a tour that combines kayaking and snorkeling with a waterfall hike are further examples. Trained naturalists, each of whom is very knowledgeable about Hawai‘i’s ecosystem, orchestrate all hikes.
Don’t let SOUTH PACIFIC KAYAKS AND OUTFITTERS’ name fool you—this outdoor outfitter is one of Maui’s favorite adventure teams that, in addition to kayak trips and surf lessons, offers various hiking trips around the island.
Popular destinations include an adventure through Maui wilderness to a gushing waterfall, a walk through a historic bamboo forest and a trek to some of the island’s more remote areas where you can enjoy scenic views and serenity.
All tours require advance reservations and include necessary equipment such as backpacks and raincoats.