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Nu‘u Refuge

maui/hana
Beaches/Public Recreational
1

Piilani Hwy
Hana, 96713

Hiking, Scenic

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Hiking, Scenic

Nu‘u Refuge

Hike Maui's Beautiful Nature Refuge

Nestled in remote splendor, Nu‘u Refuge stands as a captivating haven adorned with natural wonders and ancient tales. Acquired by the Hawaiian Islands Land Trust in 2011, this 82-acre sanctuary, born from a former ranch, unfolds a landscape of rich history and biodiversity. Welcoming public access, Nu‘u Refuge unveils archaeological treasures, showcasing remnants of an ancient fishing village and remarkably preserved rock art, adding a layer of intrigue to Maui's heritage.

The refuge extends its protective embrace over expansive coastal wetlands, serving as a vital habitat for endangered bird species. To honor this commitment, stringent regulations prohibit dogs, even on a leash. A hike through Nu‘u Refuge, detailed below, unveils its entirety in a brief yet challenging journey. Embraced by fishermen, nature enthusiasts, history aficionados, and hikers, Nu‘u holds a special place in the hearts of many. Visitors are urged to tread lightly, respecting the ethos of Leave No Trace, and savoring the unique aura that defines this extraordinary sanctuary.

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