This Underrated Trail In Hawaii Leads To A Hidden Turquoise Swimming Hole

The Hawaiian Islands are home to countless incredible hiking trails — many of which lead to striking natural oases nestled in the Hawaiian jungle. This trail through Pua’a Ka’a State Wayside is no different. Located on Maui’s famous Hana Highway, this short trail leads hikers on a magnificent journey to a hidden turquoise swimming hole sure to mesmerize you.

Because this incredible destination is a waterfall swimming hole, it is important to issue a friendly warning about the risks associated with flash flooding, and leptospirosis bacteria found in many of Hawaii’s natural pools. It is advised that you check weather reports and ocean conditions before heading out for the day, never swim when you have open wounds, and to always watch your step. With that warning out of the way, let’s dive in, shall we?

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