Lower Puohokamoa Falls

Many people drive past Lower Puohokamoa Falls not knowing they’ve just missed a 200ft waterfall since it lacks signs and other identifying infrastructure.

Upper Puohokamoa Falls

Upper Puohokamoa Falls is a 30ft waterfall dropping into a large and accessible plunge pool, but slip-and-fall lawsuits have prohibited direct access.

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.

Wailua Falls

Wailua Falls is a satisfyingly 95ft tall and photo-friendly roadside waterfall easily seen on the Hana Highway in East Maui between Hana and Oheo Gulch.

Other Hana Highway Waterfalls

The Hana Highway Waterfalls are way too many to single out individually. So this page basically captures the known waterfalls we’ve seen on the Road to Hana

Snow Creek Falls

Snow Creek Falls is an elusive 2140ft waterfall in Tenaya Canyon, which can only be seen from the summit of Half Dome – an epic 16-mile hike gaining 4000ft.

Pywiack Cascade

Pywiack Cascade (also called Slide Falls) is an elusive sliding 600ft waterfall at the head of the rugged Tenaya Canyon so not many people know about it.

Alder Creek Falls

Alder Creek Falls probably gets my vote as the truly “secret” or “hidden” waterfall of Yosemite dropping 100-150ft and requiring an 8-mile hike to reach.

“Fremont River Falls”

‘Fremont River Falls’ is an informal name that I’ve given to this accidental man-made waterfall on the Fremont River in Capitol Reef National Park.

Staircase Falls

Staircase Falls is one of two named temporary waterfalls in Yosemite Valley (the other being Horsetail Falls) based on the way its creek steps down ledges.

Royal Arch Cascade

The Royal Arch Cascade is an easy-to-miss waterfall next to the Royal Arches, the Washington Column, and North Dome on the east end of Yosemite Valley.

Silver Strand Falls

Silver Strand Falls is a reported 574ft waterfall that could be Yosemite’s most overlooked waterfall due to its positioning at the Tunnel View Lookout.

Chilnualna Falls

Chilnualna Falls is a series of at least 5 waterfalls over an 8.5-mile hike culminating in a 180ft stepping cascade in the quiet south side of Yosemite.

Pine Creek Falls

Pine Creek Falls is a well-hidden 25-30ft waterfall downstream from its namesake technical slot canyon, but we had to earn our visit with a dicey scramble.

Archangel Cascades

The Archangel Cascades are a series of cascades on the Left Fork North Creek just downstream from the Subway (a tube-shaped slot canyon) in Zion National Park.

Limekiln Falls

Limekiln Falls is a 75-100ft limestone waterfall hike near the rugged Big Sur coast in Limekiln State Park featuring a forest, historic kilns, and a beach.

Canyon Falls

Canyon Falls is a 30ft waterfall on McWay Creek often overshadowed by the famous McWay Falls in Julia Pfeiffer Burns SP, but the oversight is its appeal.

Cooper Canyon Falls

Cooper Canyon Falls is a 40-50ft waterfall that’s close to the LA Basin as the crow flies but not such a close drive and hike deep in the Angeles Forest.

Switzer Falls

Switzer Falls is a series of 3 waterfalls with an elusive main 50-70ft drop and an accessible 30-40ft lower tier accessed by a hike of at least 3.6 miles.