About Hike Maui
Frequently Asked Questions
- For the waterfall / rainforest hikes: Running shoes or sports sandals (like Tevas, Chacos or Keens).
- For the Four-mile Crater Hike: Running shoes are perfectly suitable. There’s no need to bring hiking boots unless you want to (they do take up a lot of suitcase space).
- Your shoes may get muddy, dirty, and/or wet on any of our hikes.
- For the waterfall / rainforest hikes: Shorts and short-sleeved shirts or t-shirts are best. If mosquitoes really bother you (your guide carries repellent), you could wear long pants and a long-sleeved shirt. Also, you’ll want to wear your swimsuit so you can swim in the waterfall pools (optional).
- For the Four-mile Crater Hike: The weather is often cool or cold (the altitude is 10,000 feet); then it can warm up as you hike. So layered clothing is best, including a jacket, down vest, sweatshirt, or sweater. You guide will also carry extra jackets.
- Towel: Waterfall trips include swimming (optional)
- Face Covering: Please bring a cloth, N95, or disposable mask; no bandanas, buffs, t-shirts, or face shields please
- Reef-Safe Sunscreen (look for zinc oxide or titanium oxide-based sunscreens): Helpful on any tour, but essential on the Haleakala Crater trip
- Camera & Phone: Please bring a Ziploc or a plastic bag to prevent any damage from moisture
- You are responsible for any personal equipment you choose to bring along
Hike Maui provides:
- Ponchos, in case of rain
- Insect repellent, if needed
- And, of course, our guide to keep you safe.
All tours will include snacks, and most will have a lunch choice:
- Turkey sandwich
- Ham sandwich
- Vegetarian Garden Burger
- Peanut Butter & Jelly sandwich
- We can accommodate some special dietary needs—just ask
Additionally you will get:
- Tropical fruit
- Bottled water to drink
On some hikes there are toilets or porta potties at the trailhead. Once we’re hiking, though, we head for the bushes. If you’re uncomfortable using the bushes, please let your guide know before the hike begins so you can both decide what’s best for you.
We have eliminated person-to-person contact whenever possible on our tours. You can include a prepaid gratuity when you make your reservation, or call our office after your tour. Our guides also gratefully accept PayPal and Venmo. If you’re happy with your hike, a tip is always a good way to show your appreciation.
Yes! For an additional fee (complimentary on certain hikes), we’ll pick you up at your hotel and return you after the tour. Transportation is available from all major resort hotels and condominiums, but not private residences or in towns outside of our service area. Our vans accommodate 15 passengers, but for your safety during the COVID-19 pandemic we have reduced our maximum tour capacity to 8 hikers plus your guide/driver. Our vans are PUC certified, commercially insured, serviced regularly for high performance, air conditioned, and are cleaned and disinfected after every tour.
Behind all our exceptional guides and tours is an incredible office staff that orchestrates flawless trips 365 days a year. Our team manages hundreds of reservations and guests from all around the world on a weekly basis, and is here to assist you in choosing the best adventure for your particular wishes and prepare you for your day with us. Additional team members set you up with your gear and meals, and maintain our tour vans to the highest level. With more than 35 years of providing award-winning eco-tours on Maui, it’s our mission to ensure you have fond memories of your day with us, and go home having experienced the true Aloha of Maui.