**IMPORTANT PARK NOTICES**
[KAUA’I)] UPDATED 6/3/23: Kauai North Shore Shuttle departures to Hā’ena State Park is SUSPENDED until 10am for a Walk/Run Race.
[MAUI] UPDATED 5/1/23: ʻIao Valley State Monument ha REOPENED. Reservations required for out-of-state residents. See ʻĪao site for updates.
[O’AHU] UPDATED 5/1/23: Sand Island State Recreation Area – WATER OFFLINE, in the park, facilities impacted. See Sand Island site for updates.
[HAWAIʻI] UPDATED 5/1/23: Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area – WATER OFFLINE in the park, facilities impacted. See Hapuna site for updates.
ʻĪao Valley State Monument
UPDATE: 5/1/23 – ʻIao Valley State Monument has REOPENED.
*Advance reservations are required for out-of-State residents. Reservations can be made at https://gostateparks.hawaii.gov.
**Hawai‘i residents with a valid driver’s license or State ID, continue to get into all State Parks free of charge.
NOTE: Entry & parking reservations required for non-residents.
NOTE: Reservations required
|Hours||7:00 am to 6:00 pm daily|
Reservations Required for out-of-state residents
Commercial PUC vehicles:
A paved 0.6 mile walk provides a scenic viewpoint of Kuka‘emoku (a.k.a. the 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.
In 2016 Iao Valley State Monument ranked 24th in THRILLIST’s list of best 25 State Parks to visit in the nation.
“To call this West Maui Mountains park “lush” is an understatement of epic proportions. Its dense rainforest canopy makes this popular park one of America’s more unique, dominated by the Iao Needle — a 1,200ft vegetation-covered lava remnant that rises from the valley floor to a higher height than the Eiffel Tower… “ THRILLIST
ʻĪao Valley Park Improvements Slide Show
ʻĪao Valley Flood Repairs – Slide Show
ʻĪao Valley State Monument Community Meeting Summary – March 14, 2019