Top 5 Waterfalls on Maui
Twin Falls Maui (Wailele Farm)
Located mauka of Wailele Farm at at mile marker #2, “Twin Falls” is what visitors often call the waterfalls in this area. The closest fall (a 5 minute walk from the Farmstand) is on the right and perfect for swimming. Further up in the left side, you can hike for around 30 minutes to what is often called the “Caveman Falls.” These falls are what people traditionally call Twin Falls. Be very careful when close to the fall, and we don’t recommend spending time in the cave. Rocks often fall here. It’s good for swimming and photos. Make sure to support the farmstand and contribute to the portapotties fund if you use them. Wailele Farm work hard to keep the area free and open to the public, so respect is of utmost importance.
Upper Waikani Falls (3 Bears)
You’ll usually see a handful of cars parked along the side of the road around mile marker 19. Please, don’t stop here if there’s no room for your car without blocking traffic. These falls are picturesque and easily accessed. The cliff wall next to the bridge is often running with water over a green moss, which is fun for pictures.
Located around mile marker 24, these falls are beautiful even with very little water. After rain, it becomes numerous waterfalls and is quite impressive. You can see these views from the road. Parking is difficult here, so it’s best to view it and drive on to the next waterfalls.
At mile marker 45, this is an idylic fall surrounded by beautiful trees. The parking lot makes it very easy to access and the falls are something out of a painting. you’ll also find art and craft being created and sold by local Hana residents here. They’re all really nice, to it doesn’t hurt to stop and talk some story with them.
‘Ohe’o Gulch (Seven Sacred Pools)
Located at the Kipahulu section of Haleakala National Park, this is the perfect place to swim at waterfalls, provided there are no flash flood warnings. There are plenty of pools to swim in while giving you views of waterfalls and the ocean. The hiking is impressive here too. The final waterfall on the Pipiwai Trail is called Waimoku Falls and is worth the remarkable hike.
While these waterfalls are some the most popular options, and for good reason, there are a number of hidden waterfalls on Maui’s north shore that didn’t make the list.
Epic Experience Maui offers unique half-day North Shore Waterfall Adventure tours, where an experienced local resident acts as your private guide to some of Maui’s favorite off-the-beaten-path spots, including hidden waterfalls through lush bamboo forests, rainbow eucalyptus trees and more. This is the perfect option for travelers seeking a low-key, local experience, away from the tour vans and large crowds.
For more information or to book a tour, please call (908) 256-6365.