Hikes in Maui will reveal epic landscapes to delight your eyes and seclusion among nature to rest your mind while giving you a chance to stretch your legs and enjoy the outside air. Hikes are scattered across Maui; the positive experience would make the short drive well worth it.
Passage through a forest, views of Maka’maka Ole Falls and an eventual stopping point at 2,563 feet-above any clouds you might have seen from your Kahana condo rental—make the hiking experience at Waihee Ridge Trail. A round trip distance of 5 miles and a moderate difficulty level make it a must-do for any person looking for a few hours of hiking. When you go, be sure to bring some food with you: lunch on the picnic bench at the summit makes the high-altitude especially enjoyable.
If you’re in the northeast Maui region, you could make a nice trip to the Waikamoi Forest Ridge Trail and try out the beautiful 0.8-1.5 mile loop through trees, bamboo ferns and a few scenic overlooks along the way.
Sliding Sands Trail at Haleakala National Park is a great challenge for hikers craving a good workout during their vacation. This trail leads around the rim of an awe-inspiring crater and down 2,800 feet into a valley floor. The length of the trail varies according to where you start but should generally take about a half-day. Getting a good night’s sleep and eating a high-energy meal before your Maui activities is recommended.