Other Oheo Gulch Waterfalls

Haleakala National Park Kipahulu District (Maui Island), Hawaii, USA

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Pair of waterfalls beneath the footbridges on the Pipiwai Trail

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INTRODUCTION

Oheo Gulch (or Ohe'o Gulch) has several smaller or unnamed waterfalls that you can see or hear while hiking the Pipiwai Trail. This page captures some of these lesser known ones I happened to see on my visits. I've displayed them in photos below. The photo above is a picturesque series of waterfalls and pools as seen from a set of high yet sturdy suspension bridges minutes before entering the eerie bamboo forest.




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PHOTO JOURNAL

Oheo Gulch is part of Haleakala National Park, but the volcanic summit is way upslope from the rainforests of the windward parts of the volcano, and you'll have to take a very different road to get up hereOheo Gulch is part of Haleakala National Park, but the volcanic summit is way upslope from the rainforests of the windward parts of the volcano, and you'll have to take a different road to get up here
One of the most memorable things about the Pipiwai Trail to Waimoku Falls was the bamboo forest, which was both eerie and atmosphericOne of the most memorable things about the Pipiwai Trail to Waimoku Falls was the bamboo forest, which was both eerie and atmospheric
A not-so-common option of exploring the Hana Highway was to spend a night in Hana Town itself, which afforded us more time to explore windward Maui. This photo was taken from Hana Kai HotelA not-so-common option of exploring the Hana Highway was to spend a night in Hana Town itself, which afforded us more time to explore windward Maui. This photo was taken from Hana Kai Hotel
On the opposite side of East Maui were some fairly hidden and secluded beaches of South Maui like this one pictured here. The island in the background was Kaho'olaweOn the opposite side of East Maui were some fairly hidden and secluded beaches of South Maui like this one pictured here. The island in the background was Kaho'olawe
Stream Overlook signStream Overlook sign. This signed spur trail is now far after the banyan tree.

Interesting waterfall not far from Makahiku FallsAs you make your way past Makahiku Falls and a banyan tree, look for a spur trail signed "Stream Overlook" to the east once you start hearing some sounds of falling water. This photo is taken from the end of that spur trail.

Unknown man-modified waterfallThis waterfall looks like it tumbles over some man-modified or man-made wall. That wall appears to be forgotten and eroded over time, but the falls still tumbles a few feet over it.

Pair of waterfalls beneath footbridges just before the bamboo forestPair of waterfalls beneath footbridges just before the bamboo forest. This is the same waterfall as that pictured at the top of this page, except this was taken 4 years later when it was in a flooded state.

A tall waterfall seen just as we left the bamboo forestA tall waterfall seen just as we left the bamboo forest


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VIDEOS OF THE FALLS


Sweep of a side waterfall along the Pipiwai Trail (near the "Stream Overlook") where this waterfall spills into a stream that then meanders into what appears to be a long cave or tunnel before ending up somewhere above Makahiku Falls.


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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Since all the waterfalls found here are on the Pipiwai Trail and they share the same trailhead as that of the Lower Pools of 'Ohe'o, please see that page for driving directions.

But to a bit of context, we generally stay on the west side of Maui in either Lahaina or Ka'anapali. The drive from say Lahaina would require us to take Route 30 to Route 380 (taking roughly an hour without traffic). Once we're near the town of Pa'ia, we'd then be on Hwy 36 (becoming the Road to Hana or Hwy 360). Getting to Hana would take at least 2 hours drive (45 miles) east of Pa'ia. It would take another half-hour to continue driving 10 miles to 'Oheo Gulch.




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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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