Synopses & Reviews
A guide for families and outdoor adventurers alike, Maui Trailblazer covers all of the island, and also includes day trips to the neighboring islands of Molokai, Lanai, and Molokini. Clear directions and concise descriptions lead to all of Maui's well-known attractions, as well as to hidden discoveries that Trailblazer readers have come to expect. The text is complimented by 10 maps and 240 photographs, including a 15picture color insert.
Inside are 137 different hikes and strolls to tropical rain forests and remote valleys, coastal bluffs and lava caves from Haleakala crater and the Hana Highway. Readers will also find waterfalls, beaches, ridge tops, quaint towns, whale-watching perches, historic sites, and archeological ruins. Among the 44 snorkeling spots are hike-to coves and the secret places that tour boats take paying customers.
Surfers can select from 38 beaches and decide whether to boogie, board, or body surf. Onlookers will find the best places to watch the surfers, windsurfers, and kiteboarders ride the big ones.
Driving tours, nine of them, take readers to all the attractions, natural wonders, and historic sites. A Resource Links section provides numbers for free visitor information and recreational outfitters, as well as handpicked accommodations and local restaurants to suit every budget and taste bud. A Best Of section lets you pick the right activity to suit readers’ desires and the day. Appendices include free hula shows, farmer's markets, what to pack, climate, history, fauna, and a Hawaiian glossary. A Trailblazer Kids section is a bonus for adventuring families.
"Many of Maui's attractions are easy to find. But other places are off the beaten track. I recommend a guidebook called Maui Trailblazer, which has detailed descriptions of trails and remote natural sites." New York Times