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ʻĪao Valley State Monument

Area

Description

UPDATE: 4/2/21 - Starting April 19th, 2021, all non-Hawaii resident visitors to ʻĪao Valley State Monument will be required to purchase both Entrance and Parking. Children 3 years old and younger are free. For example, if there are two (2) passengers in your one (1) vehicle, you will need to purchase two (2) entry reservations and 1 (one) parking. These reservations will be available via the parking pay-station location in the parking lot. Hawaii resident visitors admission and parking is free with Hawaii ID or Driver License.

A paved 0.6 mile walk provides a scenic viewpoint of Kuka‘emoku (a.k.a. the ʻIao Needle), an erosional feature which abruptly rises 1200 feet from the valley floor. Learn about the plants brought by the Hawaiians who settled in ʻIao Valley by taking a short walk through a botanical garden.

This valley is rich in cultural and spiritual values and is the site of the battle of Kepaniwai where the forces of Kamehameha I conquered the Maui army in 1790.

Allowed Activities
Sightseeing
Good For
Families
Rules & Regulation
No Dogs

Additional Information

Available Amenities

  • No Drinking Water
  • Restroom
  • Trash Cans
  • Walking Path
  • Scenic Viewpoint

Prohibited

  • No Animals/Pets
  • No Alcoholic Beverages
  • No Smoking
  • No Commercial Activities

Hazards

  • Falling Rocks
  • Flash Flood
  • Danger - Submerged Objects

Publicity

In 2016 Iao Valley State Monument ranked 24th in THRILLIST’s list of best 25 State Parks to visit in the nation.

“To call this West Maui Mountains park “lush” is an understatement of epic proportions. Its dense rainforest canopy makes this popular park one of America’s more unique, dominated by the Iao Needle — a 1,200ft vegetation-covered lava remnant that rises from the valley floor to a higher height than the Eiffel Tower… “ THRILLIST

Activities

  • Sightseeing
  • Entry/Parking Fees

Entrance Fee

Individuals – Walk-In

  • Residents = Free w/Hawaii DL or ID
  • Non-Residents = $5

Hours

Daily 7:00am – 6:00pm

Parking Fees

Non-Commercial Vehicles

  • Residents = No Charge w/ID or DL
  • Non-Residents = $10

Commercial PUC vehicles:

  • 1-7 passenger vehicles: $25
  • 8-25 passenger vehicles: $50
  • 26 + passenger vehicles: $90