Welcome to Kipahulu Area


Back in the 1970s ʻOheʻo Gulch was dubbed the ‘Seven Sacred Pools’ as part of a tourism promotion, but at the request of community elders, park staff use the traditional names for the stream and gulch. ‘Seven pools’ is a complete misnomer anyway since there are 24 pools in all, extending from the ocean to Waimoku Falls, and they were never sacred – but they certainly are divine.

For drivers, note that there is no in-park access between the Summit Area and Kipahulu. For this reason you will most likely be visiting the two sections on different days.


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Kipahulu Area in detail