The Iao Valley offers up mysteries of moving rocks, bloody battles for island domination and lots of natural beauty, but it’s the 1,200-foot needle that defines Maui in the minds of islanders. The drive in will take you past established Maui neighborhoods, across running streams and along a narrow road. As the valley narrows the views of the mountains close in enough to see the details of tree foliage and scars of waterfalls that are active during extremely heavy rain. The road ends at the parking lot. Park at the first opportunity upon entering (the lower side is reserved for tour buses). To get to the viewing area simply follow the trail, which is paved with handrails and easy enough for most people to manage. The needle comes into view as you make your way toward the lower side of the parking lot and head up toward the trail.
- Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 07:00 AM to 07:00 PM
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