West Maui Road Ride...Iao Valley

Iao Valley State Park is located just 3 miles off of the junction of routes 30 and 32, at the base of the West Maui Mountains in Wailuku. Its an excellent additional side ride to the West Maui loop.(routes 30 and 340) Surrounded my steep mile high peaks, Iao Valley is at the edge of one of the wettest areas on earth. The lush tropical foliage testifies to this. The above picture was taken about a mile from the park near the entrance to Kepaniwai Heritage Gardens, another "must see" along the way. This smooth paved road climbs about 500' from Wailuku.

While here at Kepaniwai Heritage Gardens, take a dip in the pool or use the picnic facilities.

Another look at the gardens.

The sheer sides of the West Maui Mountains rise into the clouds.

Iao Valley Park offers hiking, nature walks, spectacular views all in a lush exotic setting. Take a dip into Iao Stream but don't drink the water and like anywhere, don't leave your bike unattended.


Nuttin' Here Yet

Back to start Page