ʻĪao Valley State Monument
‘Iao Valley State Monument will reopen on Saturday, August 5, 2017, at 7:00 a.m. The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is in the process of completing repairs to the areas in the park that were damaged by a massive flood event in September 2016. Due to pending permit approvals to complete the project, the DLNR Division of State Parks, decided to re-open the park for residents and visitors during the hiatus of construction activity. It’s anticipated construction will resume sometime this fall after permits are approved.
Daily 7:00 am to 5:30 pm (October 1-March 31)
Daily 7:00 am to 6:00 pm (April 1-September 30)
Commercial PUC vehicles:
A paved 0.6 mile walk provides a scenic viewpoint of Kuka‘emoku (ʻIao Needle), an erosional feature which abruptly rises 1200 feet from the valley floor. Learn about the plants brought by the Hawaiians who settled in ʻIao Valley by taking a short walk through a botanical garden.
This valley is rich in cultural and spiritual values and is the site of the battle of Kepaniwai where the forces of Kamehameha I conquered the Maui army in 1790. (6.2 acres)