Another huge benefit to staying at Kipahulu Campground: easy and early access to one of the most popular sites on the ‘Road to Hana” — the pools of ‘Ohe’o Gulch (aka Seven Sacred Pools). Located within Haleakala Park boundaries the Ohe’o Gulch was cut by a rainforest stream over the course of millions of years. Waterfalls pour down over cliffs into large reflective (much more than seven) pools of water.
In the early morning hours there wasn’t a soul in sight. Just us, some big puffy cotton ball clouds, and the calm stillness of the sacred pools.