Top Trails: Maui: Must-Do Hikes for Everyone (Top Trails: Must-Do Hikes) (Paperback)
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The latest title in the award-winning Top Trails series covers the best hiking trails on Maui. Top Trails: Maui presents 37 premier day-hikes and overnight backpacking trips suited to all levels of ability and interests in west Maui, central/south Maui, east Maui/upcountry, and Haleakala National Park. All of the trails offer scenic beauty and ease of access for hikers. Some of the hiking trails described here are popular with both locals and visitors, while others remain local secrets. All trails are within a two-hour drive from virtually any point on the island. With the Top Trails winning formula of easy-to-follow maps for every hike, trail-feature charts, feature icons, "don't get lost" trail milestones, and GPS waypoints, travelers can easily identify the right trail for their interests, abilities, and available time.
About the Author
Sara Benson is a prolific travel journalist whose career has taken her skipping across the Pacific from California to Japan and back, including stints living on Maui, the Big Island of Hawaii, and Oahu. Her first backpacking experience in Hawaii was at Haleakala National Park on Maui, to which she has returned countless times over the last 15 years. Sara has worked as a national park ranger and is an avid hiker everywhere she travels. For this guide, she rehiked every trail on Maui described in this book, racking up well more than 100 miles on all types of terrain, from jagged lava flows and cinder deserts to misty cloud forests and muddy waterfall paths. Sara is the author of dozens of travel and outdoor activity guidebooks, including for Lonely Planet and Fodor's. She has traveled to every continent except Antarctica and has visited over 30 countries. Her writing regularly appears in newspapers and magazines around the world, including the Honolulu Star-Advertiser and Backpacker, as well as on popular travel and news websites.
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