Iao Valley State Monument

Iao Valley State Monument


Location:At the end of Iao Valley Road (Highway 32) in Iao Valley.
Facilities:Paved walking path, scenic overlook, botanical garden; no drinking water.
Activities:Nature study.
Special Features:Park offers a scenic view of Iao Needle, an erosion feature that rises 1,200 feet from the valley floor. A botanical garden contains plants brought by the Hawiians who settled in Iao Valley, an area rich in cultural and spiritual values. It also is the site of the Battle of Kepaniwai, where Kamehameha I's forces conquered Maui's army in an effort to unite the islands in 1790.
Address:c/o Maui District Office
54 S High St, Rm 101
Wailuku, HI 96793

Phone:808-984-8109
Web: www.hawaii.gov/dlnr/dsp/maui.html
Size: 6.2 acres.

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