7 Sacred Pools – O’heo Gulch
7 Sacred Pools Is A Popular Tourist Attraction!
Sacred Pools, also called Oheo Gulch, is one of the most popular tourist and visitor locations on Maui. Just past the quaint town of Hana on the windward side of Maui, 7 Sacred Pools is on the famous Road To Hana.
It’s about 10 miles past Hana on Hwy. 31 (Hana Hwy) and is actually located in Kipahulu. 7 Sacred Pools is part of the Haleakala National Park.
Just so you’ll know — there are more than 7 pools and they are not sacred. Aggressive marketers decided to give it this name many years ago to attract more tourists to this side of the island.
7 Sacred Pools is a series of pools and waterfalls that depend completely on rain in the mountains. Depending on the time of the year (and almost daily changes), 7 Sacred Pools can have a large amount of water flowing over the boulders and waterfalls into plunge pools, or little water flowing down from Haleakala.
7 Sacred Pools Suggestions.
- Plan to make it a full-day journey. Remember, it’s not the destination but the journey that’s the best part of the Road To Hana.
- Take plenty of snacks and drinks with you. Yes, there’s places to stop on the Road To Hana. There’s also a half-way snack shop where you can buy drinks and sandwiches.
- 7 Sacred Pools is part of Haleakala National Park and there is a $10 fee. The fee is for a 3-day pass and can be used to visit Haleakala Crater. So, save the receipt.
- Inside the park is a large parking lot, restroom facilities, and a park ranger station.
- Get an early start! Leave the Lahaina and Kihei areas well before 8 a.m. to beat the crowds making the same drive.
- You’ll want to consider hiking the Pipiwai Trail up to Makahiku Falls. You’ll pass through a bamboo forest on your way to this spectacular waterfall.
- Don’t come back the same way. You can now go completely around Haleakala, and you’ll have the opportunity to stop and see Lindberg’s Grave.
Lots Of Fun Things To Do On Maui!
Visit Honolua Bay when you’re on the west side of Maui, and maybe grab a pizza at Dollie’s. There plenty of activities on Maui and also some of the best burger places are in Lahaina Town. Don’t forget to make a trip to Haleakala Crater and snorkel at Black Rock or Airport Beach.
Looking for a great breakfast? Try The Gazebo in Napili. Do some shopping at Lahaina Cannery Mall, try some pizza in Lahaina Town at Prison Street Pizza, or go upcountry and have a great steak at Makawao Steakhouse.
Aloha – Enjoy Maui!
Beaches. Maui has some of the best beaches in the world. Napili Bay and Kapalua Bay on the west side of the island are popular snorkel locations, and everyone loves Baby Beach in Lahaina. Honolua Bay is also awesome for snorkeling, and Slaughterhouse Beach nearby is a tourist favorite. Don’t forget to try D.T. Fleming Beach Park.
Top 10 Lists. Take a look at my Top 10 Activities on Maui, and my Top 10 Restaurants. There’s also my Top 10 Attractions while visiting Maui and, of course, my Top 7 Shopping places and Top 5 Luau experiences.
Eating & Drinking. Oh, yea. You’ve also got to eat and drink while visiting Maui. Well, for breakfast The Gazebo in Napili is a “must-do tradition,” along with the Kihei Café. For pizza, try Prison Street Pizza in Lahaina or Dollie’s Pub & Café in Napili.
In the upcountry town of Makawao are two good places to eat – Casanova Italian Restaurant and Makawao Steak House. Stop at this “Hawaiian cowboy” town on your way down from a sunrise visit at Haleakala Crater.
Ever been in a rainforest? Check-out the Honolua Bay Rainforest! Out in Paia is a famous restaurant – Charley’s – so make sure you stop there for breakfast on your way to Hana, or for dinner on your way back. Check-out the various places to stay in Hana!
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