Maui may best be known for its beaches and ocean activities, but it is also home to some of the world’s most awe-inspiring natural landscapes. With an abundance of hiking trails that take you to cascading waterfalls, flourishing wetlands, wildlife sanctuaries and valleys so deep they never see a sunrise or sunset, Maui’s beautifully diverse topography provides an array of hiking adventures for all skill levels to experience the island’s other natural beauties.
Below is a sampling of some of our favorite do-it-yourself hikes. If you prefer not to hike on your own, consider private tours led by naturalist wildlife guides. This is an excellent way to explore lesser known local trails and learn about the history, botany and culture of Maui.