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Olivine Pools

A short hike to beautiful, swimmable tidal pools.

Hiking Difficult

702 m
46 m
46 m
0-1 hrs
Low Point
12 m
High Point
59 m
Olivine Pools Map

Visiting the Olivine Pools is a must-do when exploring West Maui. Here, you'll find tidal pools that form in the hollows of the rocky volcanic shoreline. If you arrive at the right time, you'll be able to swim in the tide pools and view the unique tidal life.


The hike down to the pools is short, but it's quite a steep and rocky descent. Even though you might be preparing for a swim, be sure to bring sturdy footwear for the hike down over the sharp lava rock. Trail running shoes, hiking boots, or sturdy sandals like Chacos are recommended. Don't attempt this hike in flip-flops.

Do note that even though this is a very popular tourist spot, several people have died here from rogue waves that unexpectedly blast into the shoreline. Never turn your back on the ocean, and avoid this area during high tide or when the surf is high.

Sources: https://imjesstraveling.com/exploring-the-maui-olivine-pools-hawaii/



Hiking trails where obstacles such as rocks or roots are prevalent. Some obstacles can require care to step over or around. At times, the trail can be worn and eroded. The grade of the trail is generally quite steep, and can often lead to strenuous hiking.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.


1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.


  • Picturesque
  • Water features
  • Family friendly

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