The .8-Mile Olivine Trail In Hawaii Is Full Of Unique Natural Pools

While there is no shortage of man-made, oceanfront pools found throughout Hawaii, nature’s pools offer a little more whimsy — and a lot more adventure. The lava rock-lined coasts of the Hawaiian Islands provide create perfect conditions for tide pools, ideal for snorkeling, or just a nice, relaxing float, and this particular spot accessible only via hike is home to several natural pools sure to enchant.

Before we dive in, we should probably give you a warning about the risks of checking out tide pools when ocean conditions are less than favorable; waves can still crash into these tide pools, and it is advised that you check ocean conditions before you head out. You should also be careful where you step, as the lava rocks can be razor-sharp, and absolutely, under no circumstances, should you face your back to the waves, unless you want to be swept out to sea.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Address: Kahekili Highway, Lahaina, HI 96761

Have you embarked on the trail to Maui’s Olivine Pools? What about Oahu’s Makapu’u Tidepools? Share your favorite natural swimming holes in Hawaii with us in the comments below.