- Type: Nature & Wildlife
NileGuide Expert Says:
Local cultural monuments, a science center, hiking trails with views and swimming holes, all right near the center of Wailuku town! In addition to the wonderful swimming streams and hiking paths, here you will see authentic pavilions dedicated to the cultural groups on Maui and find local family parties with music.
- The focal point of this park is the Iao Needle. A natural rock formation covered in green moss, it towers 2,000 feet over the park. There are several routes to hike to the Needle. There are also clearings, gardens and a spacious picnic area. Iao Valley was the site of a huge, bloody battle hundreds of years ago, and some locals believe that parts of it are still haunted. A much less romantic and more tangible threat comes from the clouds of mosquitoes that lurk near the streams and attack unwary visitors.
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