World of Waterfalls Blog

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Most recent blog posts (reverse chronological order):

Punalau Falls

Punalau Falls is a hidden 100ft waterfall at the head of a tricky stream scramble upstream from the Road to Hana in Maui with a high risk of flash floods.

Puaa Kaa Falls

Puaa Kaa Falls (or Pua’a Ka’a Falls) resides in the Pua’a Ka’a State Park, which makes it one of the rare waterfalls where public access is actually welcome.

Oahu Itinerary – January 18, 2007 to January 22, 2007

This itinerary of our visit to O’ahu was very strange in that it was made possible due to a raffle that Julie won from some kind of travel agent convention. It turned out that the airfare and car rental were comped, but the accommodation was not…

Likeke Falls

Likeke Falls is a pretty 30ft waterfall that was apparently the result of a broken ditch further upstream. So I guess you can say this waterfall isn’t natural.

“Surprise Down the Pipeline” (Oahu, Hawaii – January 20, 2007 to January 22, 2007)

a black SUV passed by us as I was looking down to make sure no sand had gotten into the camera bag. Apparently Julie was paying attention because she immediately said, “Honey, that was Cameron Diaz!”

Sacred Falls

Sacred Falls is hands down the most beautiful waterfall on O’ahu where the bottom of this 1100ft waterfall was once accessible along a trail in a narrow canyon.

Waimea Falls

Waimea Falls is a popular 45-55ft waterfall and swimming hole with a lifeguard reached by a stroll through a botanical garden in the North Shore of Oahu.

“A’ole La’au” (Molokai – January 19, 2007)

We returned to the car and headed back to the town of Kaunakakai. While we were there, we picked up some smoothies and pastries before filling up on…

Manoa Falls

Manoa Falls is a very popular waterfall reached on an hour-long hike through a jungle sprinkled with bamboo near the University of Hawaii inland from Waikiki.

Maunawili Falls

Maunawili Falls is a small but popular 15-30ft waterfall and swim hole reached after a jungle hike with a few stream crossings that began in a residential area.

Kapena Falls

Kapena Falls is a tiny waterfall tumbling around 20-30ft accessed either from a cemetery (with Alapena Falls en route) or from a Pali Highway pullout scramble.

Waikahalulu Falls

Waikahalulu Falls is an urban park waterfall maybe 10ft tall nestled in the somewhat hidden Lili’uokalani Garden set in the busy maze-like streets of Honolulu.

Kauai Itinerary – December 21, 2006 to December 28, 2006

This itinerary covers our first visit to Kaua’i. This trip took place during the expensive holiday week between Christmas and New Years. And even though we stayed on just this island for slightly over an entire week, we did switch accommodations twice…

“As Different As Night And Day” (Waimea, Kauai – December 27, 2006 to December 28, 2006)

I was already appreciating this pilot and the experience here was as different as night and day. This just reaffirmed my hunch that it’s the helicopter pilot that makes all the difference in the…

Manawaiopuna Falls

Manawaiopuna Falls is known as the Jurassic Falls as it was shown in the movie Jurassic Park, but it sits on private land so it can only be seen by heli tour.

Kalihiwai Falls

Kalihiwai Falls is a multi-tiered waterfall on a tributary that feeds the Kalihiwai River. Since the best view of the falls sits on private land, you’ll have to book a horseback…

Unnamed Twin Falls

The Unnamed Twin Falls is what I’m calling this attractive waterfall (borrowed from The Ultimate Kauai Guidebook). You can see this falls while whizzing along Hwy 56 between…

“Queen’s Bath Waterfalls”

The Queens Bath Waterfalls are a pair of waterfalls you can see when the high tides of the North Shore have turned the serene tide pool into a churning cauldron of turbulent whitewater…

Hanakoa Falls

Hanakoa Falls is a 1000ft waterfall (mostly of it hidden) accessed near the half-way point of the Kalalau Trail along the Na Pali Coast on Kaua’i’s North Shore.

“A Nearly Black Christmas Day” (Na Pali Coast, Kauai – December 24, 2006 to December 25, 2006)

Heck, I was even desperate enough to drink from any stream I saw along the way – full of bacteria or not. Fortunately, there weren’t any flowing streams during this two mile stretch…