The ʻĪao Needle, one of Maui’s most iconic natural landmarks can be found in the lush valley of Central Maui. The landmark is a 1200-ft remnant of a volcano that is covered with vegetation. The valley is the site of the battle of Kepaniwai where the forces of Kamehameha I conquered the Maui army in 1790.
The site is open daily from 7:00am – 6:00pm with entrance and parking fees for non-residents. For more information and for park updates, visit the Hawaii State Parks website at https://dlnr.hawaii.gov/dsp/parks/maui/iao-valley-state-monument/.
ʻĪao Valley State Park is located at:
54 S. High St
Wailuku, HI 96793