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Most recent blog posts (reverse chronological order):

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…

Lower Makamakaole Falls

Lower Makamakaole Falls is a rare waterfall in West Maui that you don’t need a helicopter to see. After driving through narrow single-lane unpaved roads, this waterfall is a welcome sight…

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…

Aliele Falls

The Aliele Falls is a waterfall that had been altered by people who built a wall over which the falls flow. Some locals now use it as a swimming hole. You can get here by…

“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 tall and satisfying waterfall. Those who have a guidebook and know about this falls are richly rewarded for their…

Upper Puohokamoa Falls

Upper Puohokamoa Falls draws a crowd because of its easy-to-see parking area. The falls itself is not particularly spectacular as it only falls roughly 30ft, but practically anyone can get to it…

Lower Waikani Falls

Waikani Falls sits further downstream from the more famous “Three Bears.” Best viewed from the quiet community of Wailua, the falls flow best in rain as it is typically a tall trickle.

Upper Waikani Falls

Upper Waikani Falls is one of the more famous waterfalls on the Hana Highway. Affectionately dubbed the “Three Bears Falls,” its one of the few waterfalls where less is more…

Wailua Falls

Wailua Falls is a satisfyingly tall roadside waterfall seen as you drive towards Hana along the Hana Highway. It’s one of those falls where you’re practically guaranteed to stop for it…

Other Hana Highway Waterfalls

The Hana Highway Waterfalls are way too many to single out individually. So this page basically captures the smaller or lesser known roadside waterfalls. I’m sure you may find falls not listed in…

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…