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“Worth the easy drive” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Iao Valley State Monument

Iao Valley State Monument
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Owner description: Iao Valley State Monument, Maui, will remain closed indefinitely due to extensive damage from heavy rain and flooding the night of September 13 and early morning on September 14, 2016.
Parksville, Canada
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70 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Worth the easy drive”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2013

Spectacular scenery, easy paved pathways. We enjoyed our morning visit, only takes about an hour to walk all the paths. Take your camera.

Visited November 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Beautiful Place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2013

My husband and I went there after our flight from Oahu to Maui. It was a rainy afternoon, but we still enjoyed the view even though we didn't hike to the top. We walked up the stairs and wondered around. The "needle" looks breathtaking. The fee you pay is $5 to park the car. There were a few people swimming in a pool.

Visited October 2013
1 Thank Megi68
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Vancouver, Canada
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211 reviews
164 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Really cool and no hiking required for the great photo ops”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2013

Well worth thew $5 parking fee. Especially when you give the parking attendant a $100 bill and receive back 1-$50 bill, 2-$20 bills, 1-$5 bill, and 5-$1 bills.

Great view of the needle and an interesting spot to see Polynesian history. There are plenty of guava trees that were dropping tons of ripe guavas when we were there. Very delicious surprise. There is also a creek not too far of a hike away.

Visited November 2013
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Peyton, Colorado, United States
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88 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2013

Breathtaking views! We hiked all over the place here. It looks like a scene from Jurassic park. The hiking is moderate to hard once you are off the trail, so be prepared and wear good shoes. We couldn't find the waterfall but it was just beautiful.

Visited October 2013
1 Thank Celeste A
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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Take the path less traveled!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2013

My husband and I, who are in our mid 20s, went here following other reviews about the hike and wonderful view....definitely worth it!! If you walk up the stairs, you will come to a covered area to sit and take photos with a sign that says to stay on the designated path. Well, right past that sign is a trail that leads to the top (just crawl through the rails). The path is very easy to follow. It took us about an hour to get to the top, but it was mostly shaded with slow, steady uphill hike with plenty of flat areas. Watch out for the squashed fruit! The toughest part is when you get near the top, where it is much more steep and you have to climb a little (this was the most challenging and enjoyable part for us). Once at the top, you have a 360 degree view of the park that is amazing!! Definitely bring a camera! The view is worth it, but the hike is also great. Afterward, we went down to the stream/river and went knee-deep to cool off...it was SO refreshing!! This was truly the highlight of our time in Maui!!

Visited October 2013
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