Maui offers fabulous hiking, from leisurely coastal paths to more challenging volcanic, rainforest, and mountain terrain. There are many top Maui hikes awaiting you! Whether a novice or an expert hiker, you’ll be rewarded on Maui’s trails with wonderful surprises like hidden waterfalls, lush forests, rare plants, native birds, and jaw-dropping views. There are numerous excellent resources—both online and in print—that will provide you with detailed information on Maui’s hiking trails. Make sure you do your homework and prepare properly before embarking on any Maui hike.

I won’t even attempt here to cover all the possible hiking experiences on Maui, but to whet your appetite, we’ve listed our top five favorites covering various regions of the island. I’ve enlisted the help of my niece, Tiffany, who has (unlike me) hiked most of Maui’s trails, so mahalo to Tiffany for sharing her personal tips below. Now, put on your shoes, get out there, and do some walking!

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