World of Waterfalls Blog
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Most recent blog posts (reverse chronological order):
The Blue Pool (also known by its Hawaiian name as Heleleikeoha Falls) could very well be the most scenically located waterfall in the world. It faces the ocean as it’s sheltered by rocks protecting..
Pools of Oheo
The Pools of Oheo are a series of waterfalls and swimming holes in the Kipahulu District of Haleakala National Park informally called the Seven Sacred Pools.
Waimoku Falls is a 400ft waterfall at the end of the 4-mile round-trip Pipiwai Trail in the Kipahulu District of Haleakala National Park in East Maui.
Makahiku Falls is a 184ft waterfall along the Pipiwai Trail in Oheo Gulch in East Maui. In calm conditions, its top can act as a scenic swimming hole.
Other Oheo Gulch Waterfalls
Oheo Gulch has several smaller and lesser known waterfalls found along the Pipiwai Trail. This page showcases the rest of these intermediate waterfalls.
Alelele Falls is a 50ft waterfall best seen after rain that is probably the last of the East Maui Waterfalls driving clockwise around the base of Haleakala.
Lower Makamakaole Falls
Lower Makamakaole Falls is a rare waterfall in West Maui with a 60ft drop that can be seen from a roadside pullout on Kahekili Highway north of Wailuku.
Makamakaole Falls is a multi-tiered 270ft waterfall in West Maui seen while hiking the Waihee Ridge Trail. It appeared throughout the early part of the hike.
Mananole Falls is a light-flowing tall waterfall deep in the Waihee Valley of West Maui visible from the both the Waihee Ridge and Valley Trails, and by air.
The Aliele Falls is a 12ft man-modified waterfall found at the end of the 4-mile round-trip Waihee Valley Trail (also called Swinging Bridges) in West Maui.
“Double Dose of Hana” (Road to Hana – September 1, 2003 and September 3, 2003)
Hana Highway was the main reason why we chose to visit Maui. So we made sure we tried to see as many of its waterfalls as possible during this week – and it required two takes…
“Third Time’s A Charm for a Haleakala Sunrise” (Maui – September 1, 2003, September 4, 2003, and September 5, 2003)
Julie and I had grown tired of getting up at 3am. Julie was especially miffed as she had been under the weather since the first attempt to see the Haleakala sunrise. Now it was the day we were…
Lower Puohokamoa Falls
Many people drive past Lower Puohokamoa Falls not knowing they’ve just missed a 200ft waterfall since it lacks signs and other identifying infrastructure.
Upper Puohokamoa Falls
Upper Puohokamoa Falls is a 30ft waterfall dropping into a large and accessible plunge pool, but slip-and-fall lawsuits have prohibited direct access.
Lower Waikani Falls
Waikani Falls sits further downstream from the more famous “Three Bears.” It’s best viewed from the quiet community of Wailua and flows best during rain.
Upper Waikani Falls
Upper Waikani Falls is one of the more famous waterfalls on the Hana Highway and is affectionately called the “Three Bears Falls” for its size progression.
Wailua Falls is a satisfyingly 95ft tall and photo-friendly roadside waterfall easily seen on the Hana Highway in East Maui between Hana and Oheo Gulch.
Other Hana Highway Waterfalls
The Hana Highway Waterfalls are way too many to single out individually. So this page basically captures the known waterfalls we’ve seen on the Road to Hana
Zion Narrows Itinerary – June 18, 2003 to June 22, 2003
As a follow-up to the Half Dome hike that Julie and I had accomplished just a month before this trip, we had also planned and executed on the Zion Narrows hike to scratch that off the bucket list…
“Deer in the Daylight” (Zion Narrows – June 18, 2003 to June 21, 2003)
The drive proceeded as normal as the daylight continued and the summer heat started beating down with increasing intensity. Suddenly out of the corner of my eye, I noticed something running…