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Maui Ziplines and Hiking: An Overview

Zipline tours are becoming a major tourist activity in Maui. This adventurous sporting activity must be booked in advance to avoid the last minute rush. A zipline consists of a pulley attached to a cable suspended in air. The ziplines have a seat in which the tourist sits and has a look at valleys and gorges while traversing along the inclined cable. The pulley moves freely in the cable. This is operated with the help of a motor. 

Maui has umpteen numbers of zipline courses, and it is breathtaking with regard to both scenery and the adventure it gives. These high speed courses take place mostly on the slopes of Haleakala and in the West Maui Mountains.

This experience can be an unforgettable lifetime opportunity for tourists to explore high speed action in one of the world's great volcanoes. Children from the age of ten are allowed to take part in this exotic event, and this can be an event for the entire family. A specially trained staff may instruct the tourists about the nitty-gritty of the adventure. 

The event usually starts with a walk in the thick woods and then getting a bird's-eye view while soaring through the skyline cable. A perfect glimpse of seasonal waterfalls, vegetation, and plantations can be clearly seen. A video recorder can help you to record some of the event's best moments. 


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Helmet and shoes are compulsory requirements for the trip. Persons with chronic disease and pregnant ladies are prohibited from this adventure. Only those weighing a minimum of 80 lbs and maximum of 260 lbs are allowed to enjoy this sporting event.

Hiking is an activity which is slowly gaining momentum in Maui. The trails are mostly on public lands and seldom on privately owned lands. Special permissions has to be asked for the latter. The most magnificent hikes are through Haleakala Crater's 30 miles of trails. Tourists can try out the 10 mile long Halemauu trail descending 1400 feet to the crater floor or another 10 mile Sliding Sands Trail beginning from the Visitors Center and ending at Paliku Cabin. 

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Most tourists also opt for the Iao Needle in West Maui. There are huge numbers of hiking events going on thoughout Maui. Some of them are two-mile Tableland Trail, Waihee Ridge Trial, Kahakuloa Valley Trail, Lahaina Pali Trail and much more.

Almost all these trails give a panoramic view of the entirety of Maui and could be stupendous. Most of the trails pass through burial caves, tall trees, thick forest areas and some may end at a nearby highway road. Both ziplines and hiking can be considered as adventurous and the most exciting parts of a tour in Maui. They offer a close view of the forests and breathtaking views of the Maui coastline. 

Written by Jing Dolenec

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