A: Yes, you can and should go for a swim in the stream and pond along its path. Besides the breathtaking views of the mountain and the valley, the stream is crystal clear, fresh, and not too cold, thus perfect for a swim during your hike. However, be aware that flash floods are a fact of life on the island, especially here. Pay attention to the weather, and if you notice any change in the color or level of the water, seek higher ground right away. The West Maui Mountains are notorious for rapidly changing weather and flash floods.