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 of the most popular options, and rightfully so, there are a number of off-the-beaten-path waterfalls throughout Maui that didn’t make the list.
Hike Maui offers an assortment of exquisite guided hiking tours to Maui’s most scenic waterfalls, and we highly recommend a day trip out with them to experience the best waterfall locations on the Valley Isle. Waterfall tour options include an East Maui Waterfalls & Rainforest Hike, Short Waterfalls Walk, Hana Full Day Waterfalls & Rainforest Hike, and even a unique Kayak, Snorkel & Waterfall Combo or Zipline & Waterfall Combo Tour. If you’re excited about exploring the most gorgeous areas of Maui’s rainforest and jungle landscapes, a local guide is the best way to take your tropical adventure to the next level.
For more information or to book a waterfall tour, please visit Hike Maui or call 808.427-0849.