Maui’s Bamboo Forest in Haleakala National Park, just past Hana on the Road to Hana Drive, is the impressive Bamboo Forest hike you’ve probably heard about on Maui! I’d seen photos like this on blogs, with the comment that since it’s at the end of the road, there often wasn’t time to do this because of needing to drive back to the resort area. But even though they didn’t spend much time there, you should make sure you see it! I got the impression that those bloggers had gotten to the edge of the Bamboo Forest, snapped a photo, and then not had time to explore around inside it. But the truth is, the bamboo forest is a LONG way into the hike and you need to be prepared. You can’t just see it and leave. We decided to stay a night in Hana, so that we would have time to see sights like this. BONUS: the best waterfalls on Maui are on this hike – not just one, but two waterfalls!
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Because we planned enough time, we saw the bamboo forest. Bloggers who said they didn’t have time to explore must have used stock photos – this is my own photo. We were actually there! And it was impressive and other worldly.
It was totally worth it!
To see the bamboo forest and the best waterfalls on Maui, you’ll need to be prepared with both time and supplies….