Locale: Maui County
Hipuapua Falls is one of two major waterfalls at the head of Halawa Valley. It drops 500ft in a different drainage to Moaula Falls so it’s difficult to access.
Twin Falls is a set of private waterfalls that tends to be popular swimming holes because of how easily accessible they are and how welcoming the owners are.
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.
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 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 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…
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.
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.