Hikers, nature-lovers and photographers fall in love with this hike on a regular basis (and if Maui had pandas, they would, too). The trail winds through a forest of the spindly, graceful and hollow bamboo trees. Along the way, you will find a few waterfalls with pools for swimming and cooling off. It’s a hike that reminds you that this is, in fact, paradise. It can get rainy, and is prone to flash-flood warnings, so be sure to check the weather before you go. Hana Hwy.
Runner-up: Twin Falls
Photo: Sean M. Hower