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Natural Landmarks

Natural Landmarks
Natural Landmarks

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Maui's growing popularity may lure you into its towns with exciting activities and miles of beaches, but don't forget about the natural landmarks that set it apart from the other Hawaiian Islands. Visit the likes of Dragon's Teeth or Haleakala Summit for sweeping views of the lava slopes, once barren, now teeming with Hawaiian flora and fauna. If that's too hot for you, take a dip in the cool, glistening pools of Wai'anapanapa Caves or 'Ohe'o Gulch. Most natural landmarks are accompanied by Maui's ubiquitous hiking trails, so be sure to wear your hiking gear.

Maui | Natural Landmarks

'Ohe'o Gulch (Seven Sacred Pools)
Dragon's Teeth
  • Dragon's Teeth
  • Since Maui is now clothed in a green blanket of tropical foliage and prickly pineapple fields, it is easy to forget that it was once created by a volcanic explosion.
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Haleakala National Park
Haleakala Summit and Crater
Kahakuloa Head
  • Kahakuloa Head
  • Legend states that for his morning routine, King Kahekili would climb some 200 feet up Kahakuloa Head before diving into the turbid, shallow waters below.
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Nakalele Point and Lookout
  • Nakalele Point and Lookout
  • Steep slopes dotted with boulders ejected from old volcanic eruptions meet a wild ocean, rough and deep. Wave after churning wave crashes into Maui with all the strength gained since leaving the stormy waters of the north Pacific.
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Wai'anapanapa Caves
  • Wai'anapanapa Caves
  • Once you've checked out Black Sand Beach, take a short walk along the loop trail to Wai'anapanapa Caves, also located in Wai'anapanapa State Park.
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