Hiking along the Lahaina Pali Trail gives you a unique perspective of Maui’s west side. This lava rock trail begins near Papalaua Beach Park and meanders its way up the West Maui Mountains, eventually ending near Maalaea. This leg of the trail is just part of an extensive trail system developed under different kings throughout Maui’s history. On this particular day I caught some footage of late-season whales jumping off the coast, as well as a spectacular sunset.
An early morning hike is recommended, since the sun and tradewinds become pretty fierce in the afternoon. There’s not much shade, so bring lots of water, sunscreen and a hat. And whatever you do, don’t wear your slippers on this hike. It’s made mostly of lava rocks, so wear sneakers or hiking boots. Enjoy!
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