Other Molokai Waterfalls

North Shore / Maui County (Molokai Island), Hawaii, USA

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One of the many thin waterfalls on the north shore of Molokai

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INTRODUCTION

There are numerous other Molokai Waterfalls residing on the steep sea cliffs on the north shore of the island. I created this page to try to show the ones we've seen in our trips to Moloka'i (typically via helicopter tour).

Most of them have very temporary or seasonal flows, and this includes the named Kahiwa Falls, which is often quoted as the highest waterfall in Hawai'i (but I suspect that this claim is probably inaccurate). In addition to named falls such as Kahiwa Falls, there is also Olo'upena Falls, Haloku Falls, Pu'uka'oku Falls, Wailele Falls as well as numerous other unnamed ones.

To be honest, I had a hard time figuring out which one was which. I guess sometimes you're better off just enjoying the experience and worrying less about geographical details.




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PHOTO JOURNAL

Line of very thin ephemeral waterfalls on the north shore of MolokaiLine of very thin ephemeral waterfalls on the north shore of Molokai
The fish ponds and reefs lining the southern shore of Moloka'i could best be appreciated from the air. It was harder to fully aprreciate them when we visited the island itselfThe fish ponds and reefs lining the southern shore of Moloka'i could best be appreciated from the air. It was harder to fully aprreciate them when we visited the island itself
The first time we did this helicopter tour, we flew along the dramatically steep sea cliffs of Moloka'i's North ShoreThe first time we did this helicopter tour, we flew along the dramatically steep sea cliffs of Moloka'i's North Shore
It was a relatively clear day so we were able to fly over the crater at the eastern center of Moloka'i's mountains on our first time we did this helicopter tour in 2002It was a relatively clear day so we were able to fly over the crater at the eastern center of Moloka'i's mountains on our first time we did this helicopter tour in 2002
Heading into some nasty weather on our 2007 flightHeading into some nasty weather on our 2007 flight

One of the noticeable North Shore waterfallsOne of the noticeable North Shore waterfalls

Looking back at the mouth of Papalaua Valley in the distanceLooking back at the mouth of Papalaua Valley in the distance

Another one of the thin falls on the North ShoreAnother one of the thin falls on the North Shore

The rugged north shore of Molokai as seen from our 2003 flightThe rugged north shore of Molokai as seen from our 2003 flight

Flying over Molokai's craterFlying over Molokai's crater. I suppose you have to be real lucky to see waterfalls here because you need to have lots of rain and then the clouds have to part enough to be able to even fly this deep above the mountains.

Grooves in the crater walls of the heart of MolokaiGrooves in the crater walls of the heart of Molokai. Those grooves prove that there are indeed waterfalls here.


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VIDEOS OF THE FALLS




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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

See the Honokohau Falls page for directions to the Maui helipad. The drive from the West Maui resorts like say Lahaina to Kahului was roughly 45 minutes.




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ITINERARIES

For more information about our itineraries involving this waterfall, check out the following links.




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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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TRIP PLANNING RESOURCES

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NEARBY WATERFALLS




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Haloku Sea Cliffs and Waterfalls, Moloka'i, Hawai'i 
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