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ʻIao Valley State Park

Introducing ʻIao Valley State Park

Every Hawaiian island has a landmark scene of singular beauty that’s duplicated nowhere else. On Oʻahu it’s Diamond Head and on Maui it’s unquestionably ʻIao Needle. Rising above a mountain stream in Maui’s lush interior, this sensuous rock pinnacle is the focal point of ʻIao Valley State Park. The rainforest park, which starts 3 miles west of central Wailuku, extends clear up to Puʻu Kukui (5788ft), Maui’s highest and wettest point.