Maui Trailblazer: Where to Hike, Snorkel, Surf, Drive

Maui Trailblazer: Where to Hike, Snorkel, Surf, Drive

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by Jerry Sprout, Janine Sprout
     
 

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A guide for families and outdoor adventurers alike, this 2015 fifth edition of 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

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A guide for families and outdoor adventurers alike, this 2015 fifth edition of 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. 137 different hikes and strolls to tropical rain forests and remote valleys, coastal bluffs and lava caves, Haleakala crater and the Hana Highway, cascading waterfalls, beaches, ridgetops, 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 go. 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 kite-boarders ride the big ones. The text is complimented by 10 maps and 240 photographs, including a 15-picture color insert. 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 hand-picked accommodations and local restaurants to suit every budget and taste bud. A Best Of section lets you pick the right activity to suit your mood and the day. Appendices include free hula shows, farmer's markets, what to pack, climate, history, fauna, and a Hawaiian glossary. This new and completely revised fifth edition for 2015 includes a Trailblazer Kids section for adventuring families.

Editorial Reviews

Outside
For hiking, snorkeling, surfing, biking locations, this is the guide to take along.
Midwest Book Review
In both layout design and content, the very model of what a user-friendly outdoor guide should be.
New York Times
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780982991985
Publisher:
Diamond Valley Company
Publication date:
02/15/2012
Edition description:
returnable
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
415,168
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.62(d)
Age Range:
9 Years

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Maui Trailblazer: Where to Hike, Snorkel, Surf, Drive 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Howser More than 1 year ago
A total adventure sports guide with all the bells and whistles. We relied on it everyday of our vacation for hiking. Spiked with history and best of all, easy to follow.
crackrjon More than 1 year ago
Five stars.  Two guides made it to the head of our "favorites" list. Maui and Kauai Trailblazer.  For driving and hiking we depended on them daily.
watercress More than 1 year ago
No need to flip back and forth trying to figure out where you're heading. The book follows the highway all around the island. The pictures helped prioritize the itinerary every day. It focuses on things to do there and each activity listing includes a blurb telling level of difficulty. For families that's important. Not your standard touristy book, this one goes deeper.
AnnabelHowe More than 1 year ago
Our travel agent said the Maui Trailblazer is the best guidebook available for Maui and using it over a period of two weeks we can agree with that. The directions are well written and the trails are all illustrated with pictures. They tell you how many feet you'll climb and give you the mileage. A short preview sentence sums up what you'll see in a nutshell. We also followed their snorkeling recommendations, some of our favorite days there. It's incredible how much information is inside. The authors have grouped all the activities according to locale which made so much sense. In one day we were able to stand on the summit of Haleakala and by afternoon take a swim at Baldwin Beach. All their research sure paid off for us.
aurora_llc More than 1 year ago
Perfect. A great companion.  User friendly and organization proved so valuable. This is the second time I've used their series and they rank:  solid gold.
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For sure this book has the lowdown on all the best hiking and snorkeling on Maui. A lot of it is the standard tourist stuff you'll find in other books, but much of the content we would have driven right by if we had not had this guide. I really like the Aloha spirit that this book conveys---and all the cultural opportunities it presents, like volunteering with the nonprofit groups.
moussaka2 More than 1 year ago
As hikers and masters swimmers we were drawn to this book for exercise and enjoying the pleasures of Maui. Did not disappoint. We saw so much always on our own pace. Three weeks of wonderful exploring thanks to the Trailblazers.