The Bamboo Forest in Haleakala National Park on Maui is an impressive sight and not to be missed! If you have time on your drive on the Road to Hana, you definitely want to do this bamboo forest hike. But please note that it’s located at the midway point on the Pipiwai TRAIL. Yes, you need to pay attention to that trail part. Because unlike what other blog posts may have led you to believe, you need to be prepared for a hike when you set off to see the Bamboo Forest. Read Maui’s Magical Bamboo Forest trail to find out what to expect on the hike. Keep reading here to find out what to take with you on the hike into the Bamboo Forest on Maui!
What you need to hike to the Bamboo Forest, Maui
- Good hiking shoes – Ones you don’t mind getting muddy.
- Hat – Most of the trail is shady, but I was glad to have this type hat for rain. It kept my head dry in a light shower.
- Sunscreen – take extra on your hike; you’ll be gone for at least 2-3 hours.
- Bugspray – take extra on your hike just in case. The mosquitoes can be fierce.
- Disposable rain poncho – in case you are caught in a real downpour. You are, after all, hiking through a RAIN forest.
- Water – more than 16 oz per person. In other words, more than one water bottle.
- Energy Snacks – check out my list of special Hawaii treats to eat in Maui [link] and take along some of them!
- Camera – of course.
- Long pants – if the mosquitoes are bad, you’ll be glad you’re not wearing shorts!