Lower Waikani Falls

Hana Highway, Hawaii, USA

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About Lower Waikani Falls


Hiking Distance: roadside
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Waterfall Latitude: 20.83486
Waterfall Longitude: -156.13683

Waikani Falls (sometimes I find it easier to think of it as Lower Waikani Falls) sits further downstream from the more famous “Three Bears.”

In our experience, this waterfall was best seen when it was raining. When the rains were gone, the flow quickly diminished significantly thereby making it hardly worth the stop.

As for getting a better view without trespassing…

Forget it. The Wailua Settlement where it seemed the best views of the falls would be was a residential area where none of the residents appreciated visitors as evident with the plethora of No Trespassing signs. Over the years, it seemed like there were more homes so the views got further and further away (typically over someone’s house like in the photo at the top of this page).

So given this trend in making this waterfall less appealing to see, I’d consider this basically for waterfall collectors though I have to admit that it does look impressive when it’s pumping (like it did during our September 2003 visit).

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The falls is best viewed from the quiet community of Wailua. However, because it’s a residential area I’d advise that you just get your view from the access road and then move on.

For a bit of context, we generally stay on the west side of Maui in either Lahaina or Ka’anapali. The drive from say Lahaina would require us to take Route 30 to Route 380 (taking roughly an hour without traffic). Once we’re near the town of Pa’ia, we’d then be on Hwy 36 (becoming the Road to Hana or Hwy 360). The Wailua Settlement is roughly over an hour drive (29 miles) east of Pa’ia.

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