World of Waterfalls Blog

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Most recent blog posts (reverse chronological order):

Carlon Falls

Carlon Falls was a strangely-shaped waterfall that had that rare characteristic of flowing year-round, which was quite a statement to make since most waterfalls within Yosemite National Park…

Yosemite Weekend with Mom Itinerary – March 19, 2004 to March 21, 2004

This itinerary covered a weekend at Yosemite National Park that I cynically referred to as the “change-in-company-vacation-policy” trip because they essentially changed the rules in such a way that I either had to use some vacation hours or lose them…

“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

Made famous by Galen Rowell’s “Natural Firefall” photograph, photographers challenge themselves to capture Horsetail Falls and its firefall effect.

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 one of two major waterfalls nestled in the back of the legendary Halawa Valley on the eastern end of Moloka’i. It has been well documented…

Papalaua Falls

Papalaua Falls is an impressive 1300ft waterfall on the rugged northern cliffs of Molokai. Most people see this waterfall from the air as part of the West Maui/Molokai helicopter tour…

Honokohau Falls

Honokohau Falls is the tallest waterfall on Maui. Plunging in two tiers at 1100ft in an inaccessible valley on the west side of the island, seeing it requires a helicopter ride…

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 is the name given to the series of picturesque waterfalls and swimming holes not far from the Oheo Gulch car park. You’re bound to see many people frolicking in its waters…

Waimoku Falls

Situated at the head of Oheo Gulch, the 400ft Waimoku Falls dwarfs hikers who have made it to the end of the Pipiwai Trail. It’s probably the tallest falls on Maui that you can see without a chopper..

Makahiku Falls

The 184ft Makahiku Falls is one of the more impressive waterfalls along the Pipiwai Trail in Ohe’o Gulch. Making it even more alluring is the swimming pool at the top of the falls.

Other Oheo Gulch Waterfalls

Oheo 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 you might notice during your hike.

Alelele Falls

Alelele Falls is an impressive waterfall that probably marks the last of the East Maui Waterfalls you’ll see as you drive clockwise around the base of Haleakala…

Makamakaole Falls

Makamakaole Falls is another rare West Maui waterfall that you can see near the beginning of the Waihee Ridge Trail. Look for it just as you leave the steep sloping concrete path for the dirt trail..

Mana-nole Falls

Mananole Falls is a light-flowing tall waterfall deep in the Waihee Valley of West Maui. I don’t think you can get close to the waterfall but you can see it from…