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Iao Valley State Monument

  • Western end of Rte. 32 Map It
  • Wailuku
  • Geological Site
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 01/10/2017

Fodor's Review

When Mark Twain saw this park, he dubbed it the Yosemite of the Pacific. Yosemite it's not, but it is a lovely deep valley with the curious Iao Needle, a spire that rises more than 2,000 feet from the valley floor. You can walk from the parking lot across Iao Stream and explore the thick, junglelike topography. This park has some lovely short strolls on paved paths, where you can stop and meditate by the edge of a stream or marvel at the native plants. Locals come to jump from the rocks or bridge into the stream—this isn't recommended. Mist often rises if there has been a rain, which makes being here even more magical. Be aware that this area is prone to flash flooding; if it's been raining, stay out of the water. Parking is $5, when an attendant is present.

Sight Information

Address:

Western end of Rte. 32, Wailuku, Hawaii, 96793, USA

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Sight Details:

  • $5 per car

Published 01/10/2017

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