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Where to hike, snorkel, surf, drive


6x9, 256 pages, softbound, published January 2010
ISBN-10: 0967007240 ISBN-13: 978-0967007243, $16.95


An all-in-one guide for families and outdoor adventurers alike, Trailblazer covers all of Maui as well as Molokai and Lanai—the famous places and the hidden attractions. Clear directions and descriptions lead to:

  • 137 hikes and strolls: tropical rain forests and remote valleys, coastal bluffs and lava tubes, Haleakala crater and the Hana Highway, cascading waterfalls, sapphire pools, beaches, ridgetops, towns, whale watching perches, historic sites, and archeological ruins.
  • 44 snorkeling beaches and reefs, including hike-to coves and the secret places that the tour boats go.
  • 16 spots to kayak or canoe the coast.
  • 38 beaches for surfers, including board, body and boogie, plus the windsurfing and kite-boarding hot spots.
  • Day excursions to the outer islands of Molokai, Lanai, and Molokini

    Maui Trailblazer includes:
  • 10 maps and more than 200 photographs
  • 9 driving tours, with directions to natural wonders and cultural sites.
  • A Resource Links section with handpicked accommodations, restaurants for all budgets, web links, recreational outfitters, transportation, and visitor information.
  • A Best Of section lets you pick the right activity for the right day.
  • Appendices include free hula shows, luaus, farmer’s markets, what to pack, climate, history, and fauna


Veteran travel writers Jerry and Janine Sprout have been exploring Hawaii and the American West for more than twenty years. They have lived on all the Hawaiian Islands and personally hiked and photographed all the places in this book, selected the accommodations and restaurants. Their books have been featured in Sunset and Islands magazines, the Honolulu Star Bulletin and the San Francisco Chronicle. They have authored four other best-selling Hawaiian guides—for Kauai, Oahu, and the big island of Hawaii—a Hawaii planning guide, No Worries Hawaii, as well as their classic Alpine SierraTrailblazer which covers the area from Tahoe to Yosemite, and Golden Gate Trailblazer, for San Francisco and Marin.








Maui Trailblazer is a sister book to Alpine Sierra Trailblazer, Golden Gate Trailblazer, Kauai Trailblazer, Hawaii Big Island Trailblazer, Oahu Trailblazer, and No Worries Hawaii.