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.