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.