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It feels like Hawaii exists to impress visitors with stunning views of bamboo forests, coastal trails, and volcanic areas

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If you are up to hiking on Maui, consider your training level and the trip's length first and only then the natural phenomena you want to see. Hiking on Maui allows you to choose everything from lush forests to dried volcanic routes on a 700 sq miles (1812 sq km) island. Most parks here have free admission and parking. Instead, you can make a charitable contribution to support their development.

Pipiwai Trail

Pipiwai Trail in Haleakala National Park takes around four hours to complete. The route can't be confused with any other due to the famous bamboo forest, where you can literally lose the feeling of time. Numerous waterfalls and tropical gulches only confirm the Pipiwai Trail's status as one of the best on the island.

‘Iao Valley Trail

The fresh-green hills of ‘Iao Valley Trail will take you through some Hawaii history pages like the Battle of Kepaniwai. This 10-mile (16-km) long trail is an incredible whole-day trip to see Hawaii's best flora and fauna.

The Sliding Sands Trail

The Sliding Sands Trail of Haleakala looks similar to what we imagine when we think about the surface of Mars. With the part of the route passing through the real crater base, this trail is suitable only for hikers with experience and good physical training.

Twin Falls Trail

Be ready that Twin Falls will take your breath away. This beginner-friendly trail is a popular destination, usually crowded but worth it. A one-mile (1.6-km) hike will take you to natural pools and waterfall cascades surrounded by ancient caves.

Hawaii is a year-round destination, with two seasons being most delightful for hiking. September to October and April to May can guarantee sunny weather and less crowded trails. During the winter months, you can experience infrequent and light rain along with the lowest air temperature during the year, which is 15°C (60°F).

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