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Hiking Maui's Bamboo Forests

When I first moved to Maui many long years ago, a friend took me on my first bamboo forest hike, and I was totally enchanted. Hiking in a bamboo forest is an amazing experience, and one that is easily available in many parts of East Maui. There are no snakes on Maui, so there's nothing to fear.

One of the most famous bamboo forest hikes is just above the Seven Sacred Pools area. This hike leads to a magnificent waterfall at the very end. My advice: start early, because once it gets late in the day, the forest gets very, very dark! This photo above is vintage....taken late in the day on that very hike. You can see how dark it is with very little light filtering through the dense bamboo forest.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

The stems are really thick. How old id it or is it just fast growing??

January 09, 2008  
Blogger GMG said...

Seven Sacred Pools: A beautiful spot! I remember taking a swim there in 96 (post at the Revival 90s)... But spent too much time bathing, so didn't hike the bamboo forests... ;)
I'm sure you'll enjoy Portugal (riding or not...)!

January 09, 2008  
Blogger Wendy said...

One other thing about hiking the Pipiwai trail: TAKE WATER! Don't forget water - like we did. It makes a beautiful hike a bit unpleasant if you hike 4 miles (roundtrip) without it. : ) The bamboo forest was a lovely and cool part of that hike, even without water.

January 10, 2008  
Anonymous Gen said...

I really like this photo it is mystical!

January 10, 2008  
Blogger Jilly said...

Love this photograph, as I love bamboos. The sound they make is just wonderful, isn't it? And the way they move in the wind.

January 16, 2008  

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