Known as the “Seven Sacred Pools,” the Pools of Oheo features tiered pools that are fed by waterfalls and streams. The Pools are located in Oheo Gulch, on Highway 31 on the lower slopes of Haleakala National Park. Because the Pools of Oheo are part of Haleakala National Park, park fees include access to both the pools and the summit of the park.
Swimming at the pools is not recommended as heavy rains at higher elevations trigger flash flooding and rock slides in ‘Ohe’o Gulch. Weather conditions at higher elevations are not always visible from the park.
The Kīpahulu District of Haleakalā National Park can be accessed by driving 12 miles past the town of Hāna, on the famous Hāna Highway that circumscribes the northeast coast of the island of Maui.
For more information, visit the National Parks Page at https://www.nps.gov/hale/index.htm.