As I said, the bamboo forest in Hana is one of my favorite hikes, along with the Haleakala hikes and Pilipoli hike. We did this a couple weeks ago when we went camping at Kipahulu.
The bamboo forest is actually a part of the Pipiwai Trail. I love it that when we enter the forrest, it’s like being in a new world. It is so nice to be surrounded by nature.
The hike is easy enough, the trails are well maintained.
There are cliffs and waterfalls along the way. But be careful. As the sign says, its dangerous to jump off these cliffs and water falls. Actually, the sign says “no jumping”
I had to have a family photo taken in the midst of bamboo forest. A memory maker for sure. Our hike ended at Waimoku Falls. We didn’t get to take a lot of photos there because we were informed that there could be a possibility of “flash flood”. After taking this one shot below, we rushed to get out of there.
Would you like to know more about this awesome bamboo forrest hike? My friend Mark, from www.mauiguidebook.com, wrote a detailed article on Pipiwai Trail and Waimoku Falls. Both of us love the bamboo forest and I am glad he wrote a detailed post about it – he did a great job “talking” about it. Go there now and have fun reading 🙂
What a great hike (Pipiwai Trail, Kipahulu, Maui).
Looks liek you had a super time with the family there. I’ve hiked there a few times, and every time the experience is different, the colors change with the time of day, weather, etc. I love being in the bamboo forest and hearing the soft sounds of the bamboo hitting each other in the gentle wind. Thanks for sharing! ALoha
Boy some great photos of bamboo. We use bamboo in our wedding packages and it is one of the most beautiful packages we have for beach wedding. Destin weddings is one or the location for a destination beach wedding.
I love, love, LOVE this hike – it’s so beautiful, so full of variety in the scenery… Thanks for posting your pics – I totally enjoyed them 🙂