Fodor's Expert Review Iao Valley State Monument

Wailuku Nature Sight Fodor's Choice

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, jungle-like 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. Mist often rises if there has been raining, making it even more magical. Be aware that this area is prone to flash flooding; stay out of the water if it's been raining.

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

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Rate Includes: $5 per person; $10 parking per vehicle

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