Mananole Falls (Mana-nole Falls)

Waihee Valley (Maui Island), Hawaii, USA

Rating: 1.5     Difficulty: 2
Mananole Falls (or Mana-nole Falls) is a light-flowing tall waterfall (supposedly 1000ft tall) deep in the Waihe'e Valley of West Maui.

I don't think you can get close to the waterfall, but you can see it from above along the Waihe'e Ridge Trail and from below along the Waihe'e Valley Trail (as you can see from the photos on this page).

Both times I have noticed this waterfall from terra firma were on our visit to Maui in September 2003. The first one was from the Waihe'e Ridge Trail near the Waihe'e Valley Overlook. The second one was along the Waihe'e Valley Trail quite far into the hike before the Ali'ele Falls.

More recently in 2007, we did a chopper tour of West Maui and Molokai, and in that particular trip, we flew into Waihe'e Valley where we got to see this waterfall from closer up.




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PHOTO JOURNAL
On the other side of West Maui was the Nakalele Blowhole, but even before we got to the main blowhole, we saw others shooting out of the jagged lava rocks pounded by rough seasOn the other side of West Maui was the Nakalele Blowhole, but even before we got to the main blowhole, we saw others shooting out of the jagged lava rocks pounded by rough seas
Past Nakalele Blowhole to the north, the road continued towards the Kahakuloa Head, where the road started to narrow and became a bit rougherPast Nakalele Blowhole to the north, the road continued towards the Kahakuloa Head, where the road started to narrow and became a bit rougher
Waihe'e Valley Overlook from the Waihe'e Ridge TrailWaihe'e Valley Overlook from the Waihe'e Ridge Trail

The day we did the Waihe'e Ridge Trail in 2003 also happened to be a very clear day so we could see the summit of HaleakalaThe day we did the Waihe'e Ridge Trail in 2003 also happened to be a very clear day so we could see the summit of Haleakala

View of Mana-nole Falls from deep in the Waihe'e Valley TrailView of Mana-nole Falls from deep in the Waihe'e Valley Trail

View of Mana-nole Falls and a smaller waterfall from deep in the Waihe'e Valley TrailView of Mana-nole Falls and a smaller waterfall from deep in the Waihe'e Valley Trail

I believe this is Mana-nole Falls under the clouds as we flew in and out of Waihe'e Valley in 2007I believe this is Mana-nole Falls under the clouds as we flew in and out of Waihe'e Valley in 2007


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VIDEOS OF THE FALLS

Left to right sweep starting with Haleakala then ending at Waihee Valley from the Waihee Ridge Trail


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DIRECTIONS
For directions to the Waihe'e Ridge Trail see the Makamaka'ole Falls page. For directions to the Waihe'e Valley Trail, see the Ali'ele Falls page.




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MAP OF THE FALLS

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TRIP REPORTS
For more information about our experiences with this waterfall, check out the following travel stories.




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