The Pipiwai Trail is one of our all-time favorite places to hike, see, and just be. Cut through a bamboo forest, the trail winds up a beautiful river valley on Maui’s eastern slope.
The bamboo filters shafts of light to create shifting patterns of shadow and green. This makes it equally gorgeous and difficult to photograph.
From the Photographer:
“Located in Haleakala National Park, the ‘Pipiwai Trail’ is one of those hikes that delivers spectacular views with every turn. If you’ve made the effort to drive the Road To Hana, Maui… you MUST make the effort to hike this trail!!” – Nathan Philps Photography
A rare glimpse of the flowering Haleakala Silversword reminds us that many things in life are worth waiting for. read more
This is the top waterfall and swimming hole at O’heo Gulch. Take a refreshing dip after hiking the beautiful Pipiwai trail and watch the ocean roar below. read more
The ʻIʻiwi bird or ‘Hawaiian Honeycreeper’ spends its day drinking nectar out of the flowers in Haleakala National Park. read more
Found in the ʻOheʻo gulch and formed by the Palikea Stream, Maui’s “Seven Sacred Pools” at Kipahulu are a splendid sight. read more
Where can you see the sunrise from above the clouds in Hawaii? read more
The summit of Haleakala is brisk, beautiful, and engaging, especially at sunrise. read more
For years people have headed west to the mountains in search of gold. The same thing happens in Hawaii; only here the gold at the mountaintop is unfortunately not something you can possess. read more
From the ground up, Maui’s Pipiwai Trail meanders through bamboo forests, creating a study in texture and light. read more
A near 45-degree slope alternating between jagged protrusions and finely smoothed red and black sands descends from a summit ridge above Haleakala crater to the valley floor below in early morning Hawaiian sunlight on the island of Maui. read more
A Silversword in full bloom catches the last rays of a heavenly Haleakala sunset. The sun radiates the fine bristling hair edges of the delicate plant, making them glow pink in contrast to its otherwise green and silver dress. read more
The Haleakala crater rim looks like another world. As you stand high above and gaze out over a red-brown cinder cone spotted bowl cut by wind, rain, and volcanic activity for hundreds of years, it is easy to imagine being on Mars. read more