World of Waterfalls Blog

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Most recent blog posts (reverse chronological order):

“El Capitan Falls”

The ephemeral “El Capitan Falls” is noticed mostly by rock climbers at Camp 4 or by hikers on the Yosemite Falls Trail. I’ve unofficially named this waterfall since I’ve seen this name in the…

“Mirror Lake Falls”

“Mirror Lake Falls” tumbles from the Basket Dome vicinity to the base of Tenaya Canyon near Mirror Lake. Although it has a very short season, it surprised me how big it was…

“Small World” (Yosemite – March 19, 2004 to March 21, 2004)

With reduced maximum vacation hours in lieu of sick leave hours, I had to take a vacation or lose some of those hard-earned hours. That sucks! So, where should I go on a spontaneous trip?

Horsetail Falls

Horsetail Falls is a seasonal waterfall made famous by Galen Rowell’s ‘Natural Firefall’ photograph, which has blown up and gone viral in the internet.

Maui Itinerary – August 31, 2003 to September 5, 2003

This itinerary covered our first visit to Maui (and the Hawaiian Islands in general). It was kind of a spontaneous trip where Julie apparently took advantage of some travel deal that included car rental, all accommodations, and airfare…

“Airsick on a West Maui/Moloka’i Helicopter Flight” (Maui – September 4, 2003)

I knew the lady trying to sell us the chopper ride was lying to us when she tried to convince us that the Wall of Tears was the same thing as Honokohau Falls. But despite the fact that she BS’ed us…

Moaula Falls

Moaula Falls (or Moa’ula Falls) is a 250ft waterfall that is the more accessible of two major waterfalls nestled in the back of the legendary Halawa Valley.

Papalaua Falls

Papalaua Falls is a 1300ft waterfall on the rugged northern cliffs of Molokai. Most people see this waterfall on a helicopter tour of West Maui and Molokai.

Honokohau Falls

Honokohau Falls is the tallest waterfall on Maui at 1100ft in an inaccessible valley in the island’s west side accessible to the public only by helicopter.

Other Molokai Waterfalls

There are numerous other Molokai Waterfalls residing on the steep sea cliffs on the north shore of the island. Most of them have very temporary or seasonal flows…

Heleleikeoha Falls

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

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

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

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

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.

Mana-nole Falls

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.

Aliele Falls

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.