The resort is home to many first-class amenities, including three pools, Ka’anapali beach access, a spa, kids club, tennis courts and so much more. The resort also offers many sightseeing options like helicopter tours, air conditioned coach tours, and parasailing tours to name a few. To me, the most intimate way to see the beauty of any local wilderness and wildlife is a good hike, so let’s take a look at how we can explore the island on foot. It’s time to lace up those hiking boots!
The Makahiku Falls hike in the Oheo Gulch, also known as the Seven Sacred Pools hike, is about one mile each way, and is the shorter hike. The Seven Sacred Pools hike begins in a rain forest in the Eastern Maui Mountain valleys, and goes all the way down to sea level. A great hike for novice to advanced hikers, just be careful on muddy trails and slippery rocks, as the waterfalls can make things a bit slick.
‘Iao Valley State Park, located in Central Maui, is a perfect day hike. It is the site of a historic 1790 battle in which King Kamehameha conquered Maui’s warriors in the Battle of Kepaniwa in pursuit of uniting the islands. The park is known for its relatively easy going hikes, swimming holes, waterfalls and picnic areas. Parking is five dollars and a one dollar donation for entry.
For the more hardcore and experienced hiker, check out the Kauopo Gap Trail at the Haleakala Crater. This 8.3 mile trail provides two options, in or out of the gap, The “out of the gap” option is more popular, with hikers starting at the Paliku Cabin at the Kaleakala National Park. Travel downhill through dry brushlands, native forests, and ancient lava formations. At 3,800 feet you pass through the parks boundaries through the Kauopo Ranch and finally to the coast. During your descent the Pacific is always below you offering breathtaking views.
Maui has so many hiking options, buying a Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas North timeshare resale is a great way to explore Maui every year. Premier Timeshare Resale can help you save thousands when looking to buy resale. Contact our licensed agents and let us get you on the trails today!