Waterfalls of the Hawaiian Islands

The Hawaiian Islands are home to some of the world's most beautiful waterfalls. Below we've included links to several of the best waterfalls on the islands, most of which you can actually see without a tour or helicopter (all falls visible from the air only are noted).

On the list of falls below, we've included the height of the falls when possible, a rank (out of 5 stars), noted if it's a seasonal falls (dry in summer), and included any additional access information as necessary. If you discover a falls we've mistakenly left off this list, kindly contact us and we'll make sure it's added. We've also broken the falls down individually by island if you'd prefer to view them that way: Maui WaterfallsKauai Waterfalls, Big Island of Hawaii Waterfalls, and Oahu Waterfalls.

Big Island Waterfalls

Big Island is home to some of the most picturesque waterfalls in all of Hawaii. Whether you choose to explore the falls along the Heavenly Hamakua Coast or head to the lovely Kohala region, you'll soon have a favorite fall of your own. Check out some of the most-visited Big Island waterfalls here.  

Akaka Falls on the Big Island

Akaka Falls on the Big Island

Featured Big Island Waterfall Tours and Adventures

Whether you’re looking to hike the falls and take a dip in the refreshing waters, soar over the falls with a bird’s-eye view, or sit back, relax, and take in the sights in comfort, the Big Island has the perfect waterfall adventure for you. From Akaka Falls to Umauma Falls and everything in between, these Big Island waterfall adventures are sure to please.

Maui Waterfalls

Not only are Maui's waterfalls exceptionally stunning, they are also some of the most easily-accessible in Hawaii. Get more information on some of the most-visited Maui waterfalls here. 

Three Bears Falls on Maui

Three Bears Falls on Maui

Featured Maui Waterfall Tours and Adventures

Ride in luxury along the famed Road to Hana and spot breathtaking falls at every twist and turn, hike the rainforest and explore the cascading waters on a half-day adventure, or explore the falls, valleys, and even Haleakala on a spectacular helicopter tour. These Maui Waterfall Tours are simply unforgettable.

Kauai Waterfalls

Call us biased, but we think some of the world's best waterfalls can be found on Kauai. Whether you're looking to access them via an epic hike, a scenic overlook, or even an exciting helicopter tour, we know you'll love the variety of Kauai falls- each more beautiful than the last. 

Wailua Falls on Kauai

Wailua Falls on Kauai

Featured Kauai Waterfall Tours and Adventures

Kauai’s breathtaking waterfalls are not to be missed, and these waterfall tours are a definite must-do. Zipline waterfall country on an epic Kauai adventure or hike some of the world’s best and most famous waterfalls (immortalized on the silver screen many times over). And no trip to Kauai would be complete without a helicopter tour of the mesmerizing NaPali Coast and its amazing falls. Book your adventure today

Hawaii Waterfall Hiking Gear

Hiking Hawaii’s waterfalls is something we’ve done many times and simply love. That said, to really enjoy the falls you need great gear to keep you safe and comfortable from head to toe. Be sure to pick up anything you may need before your trip, so you won’t waste a minute of your precious vacation time.

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Article Edited/Contributed by: John C. Derrick & Michele Lopez
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