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.
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.
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With more than 10 years of experience as a professional writer, Megan holds a degree in Mass Media from her home state of Minnesota. After college, she chose to trade in her winter boots for slippahs and moved to the beautiful island of Oahu, where she has been living for more than five years. She lives on the west side but is constantly taking mini-road trips across the island and visits the neighboring islands whenever she can getaway. She loves hiking, snorkeling, locally-grown coffee, and finding the best acai bowl on Oahu.