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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.
Reviewed 25 January 2014

This was a nice walk through a tropical rain forest. There are historical replicas setup throughout the area and lots of signs to explain what you are seeing and explaining the historical significance of the valley. Mind your step as some of the walkways are slick as it is often raining/misting in the valley. I'm unsure of the parks status as there was no parking attendant and no signage listing that you have to pay, also the restrooms are closed (there are portable toilets in the parking lot). A decent way to spend a couple hours.

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Reviewed 24 January 2014

We visited this park one lazy day on Maui over the holidays. We couldn't get the parking meter to take coins, so parked for free (I don't think anyone cares, as there was no attendant in the booth the whole time we were there). The bathrooms were out of commission, but there were several port-a-potties set up; not sure how you wash your hands? It is a beautiful park, with nice walkways and paths, and a nice little covered rest area at the top, where you can view the needle. There's not a lot else to do there, as swimming wasn't recommended, so we just went down to the water and sat for a while. It was worth the trip for us, as our condo was close, but I wouldn't skip the Road to Hana or zip lining to come here, if you're short on time on the island.

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Reviewed 22 January 2014

This is another one of those places on Maui that helps you see just how beautiful and diverse the island can be. Everything is lush and green and it sounds like if you're adventurous there are more trails that actually take you into the valley for some real exploration. Most people though just take the walking path that's provided after non-residents pay $5 for parking. There are a lot of stairs and bridges but it's still an easy hike around the park with tons of plants and water features to look at. Some people actually swim and play in the streams so maybe bring along your suit and water shoes too.

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Reviewed 16 January 2014

this is a great place to visit...especially if you like to hike.....dont hike if it rains....it is very slippery on the trail....take markers...it is beautiful with lots of native plants ....but.....easy to loose your path...take water and a snack....you need to hop over the fence to do this trail

1  Thank norman m
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Reviewed 14 January 2014

There are two sections: a lower section and the actual needle/park area.( it is a long walk between the two) The lower gardens offers the history of the Asian roots of Maui/Hawai'i. Statues, monuments, water features, and areas for family to meet and eat. Limited free parking here. The actually park in $5 for non residence. Here there is a paved path through gardens and water features to the start of stairs(135ish) to the lookout at the base of the needle. Walking impaired people will have limited access. Being high in the valley the views will be spectacular but it might be rainy, windy, and much cooler than Kahalui and Wailuku. Could be portable washrooms; bring your own food and water as no areas to purchase. Great place for family walk and picnic. ( bug repellant might be needed)

1  Thank Kevin D
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