Lots of people enjoy hiking, particularly in areas that offer beautiful surroundings and comfortable temperatures. If you haven’t yet booked your Maui condo rental for the new year, it’s time! If you have and you’re staying on the West side of the island, we have a few hiking tips we think you’ll find useful. Many people love to vacation on Maui upon the arrival of the new year – simply to relax and put all of the stress of the holidays behind them.
One hiking opportunity you definitely don’t want to miss is the Waihe’e Ridge Trail, where you’ll find spectacular scenic views of the coast along with the dramatic ridgelines and valleys. Many people who come to Maui to vacation never think of standing on top of the mountains to enjoy amazing views of the Pacific Ocean, and instead see the mountains from below. While it isn’t a disappointment, there’s nothing like having a bird’s eye view of the lush tropical beauty from high above!
The Waihe’e Ridge Trail is about five miles from beginning to end, and you’ll enjoy ascending more than 1,500 feet up while experiencing the rare birds species, along with a wide array of flora species including native Ohia, ferns, guava, and kukui.
Some of the other hikes you’ll enjoy while vacationing on Maui include the Lahaina Pali Trail and the Ohai Trail. A historic hiking trail located between Ukumehame and Māʻalaea, the Lahaina Pali Trail is breathtaking in its beauty and offers spectacular panoramic views, although it’s known to be dusty and hot.
Located along West Maui’s north shore at Kahakuloa, the Ohai Trail provides visitors the opportunity to view ‘a’ali’i, ‘akoko, ‘ulei, and whales, turtles, and native sea birds during winter months.
If an easy hiking trail is what you’re looking for, ‘Iao Valley State Park is ideal, user-friendly, and a memorial to peace in the islands.
As you can see, there is no shortage of hiking opportunities for those who enjoy nature, whether you’re searching for an easy hike or one that requires more stamina. Of course you’ll want to explore the culture, food, beaches, shops, and other activities of the island, but if hiking is your passion these are some of the most enjoyable opportunities.
At the end of the day, you’ll want to relax and put your feet up in one of our luxurious Maui condo rentals. Designed to accommodate a few family members or lots of friends, our condos are spacious, well-appointed, and offer all of the conveniences of home. Honua Kai’s Finest invites you to learn more about our Maui vacation and condo rentals by exploring our website or giving us a call. It’s time to plan your 2017 Maui adventure!