The Road to Hana

When the sea is ferocious, on the early part of the Piʻilani Trail and just north of Pa'iloa Beach you'll find this dramatic blowhole (it's signposted). Connected to a submerged cave, it violently spews water out of the precipice up to around 15ft during its mightiest roars – you'd best be standing back when it does. However, it's not an everyday event; keep an eye on local swell charts or surf reports if you're hoping to see it in action.

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Nearby The Road to Hana attractions

1. Paʻiloa Beach


The small beach here is a stunner – hands down the prettiest black-sand beach on Maui. Walk on down, sunbathe, enjoy. But if you jump in, be very cautious…

2. Lava Caves

0.12 MILES

A 10-minute loop path north of the beach parking lot leads to a pair of freshwater lava-tube caves. Their garden-like exteriors are draped with ferns,…

3. Waiʻanapanapa State Park

0.16 MILES

Wai'anapanapa means 'glistening waters', and the clear mineral waters in the cave pools here will leave you feeling squeaky clean. There's a natural lava…

4. Hana Lava Tube

1.67 MILES

Who's afraid of the dark? Test yourself at the end of this underground walk by switching off your flashlight. Eerie! One of the odder sights on the Road…

5. Hana Cultural Center

2.52 MILES

This down-home museum displays some interesting local artifacts. The best is an entire three-bench courthouse (c 1871). Although it looks like a museum…

6. Piʻilanihale Heiau & Kahanu Garden

2.56 MILES

Probably the most significant stop on the entire Road to Hana, this site combines a 294-acre ethnobotanical garden with the magnificent Piʻilanihale Heiau…

8. Hana Bay Beach Park

2.68 MILES

Croquet by the beach? Why not? Welcome to Hana's version of the town plaza, a bayside park where children splash in the surf, picnickers enjoy the view…