ʻĪao Valley State Monument
Waianapanapa shore

ʻĪao Valley State Monument

‘Iao Valley State Monument will reopen ahead of schedule beginning WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2017 following the completion of the second phase of slope stabilization to the areas in the park that were damaged by a massive flood event in September 2016. We appreciate the public's patience during the closure.

Hours

Daily 7:00 am to 6:00 pm

Entrance Fee

Individuals:

  • Parking fee: $5.00 per car.
  • No fee for Hawaii residents.

Commercial PUC vehicles:

  • 1-7 passenger vehicles: $10.00
  • 8-25 passenger vehicles: $20.00
  • 26 + passenger vehicles: $40.00
Trail Name

Description

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)