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Road to Hana Waterfalls

Our Road to Hana Waterfalls guide is meant to highlight all of the major waterfalls on the Hana Highway on northeast Maui. We've pulled this information directly from our exclusive Hana Highway Guide Book; so be sure to grab your copy. We'll provide details on each falls, including where you can find it and provide a photo we've snapped that should allow you to decide if it's a stop you'd like to make on your journey down the Road to Hana on Maui. All waterfalls are listed in the order you'll encounter them along the Hana Highway.

1.) Twins Falls

Twins Falls

Twins falls is located at Mile Marker 2 on the Hana Highway. This is a very small falls and sometimes can be difficult to actually located the true Twin Falls. Several small falls are located at this stop.

2.) Waikamoi Falls

Waikamoi Falls

Located at Mile Marker 10 Waikamoi Falls can often be completely dry. But if it's been raining the falls can really be flowing strong like seen here.

3.) Lower Puohokamoa Falls

Lower Puohokamoa Falls

Located 0.8 of a mile past Mile Marker 10 is Lower Puohokamoa Falls. The falls can be seen via a small pullout (where you have to go through a fence to see it) or you can see it from within the Garden of Eden, which is located just before the falls.

4.) Upper Puohokamoa Falls

Upper Puohokamoa Falls

This falls can also be seen from within the Garden of Eden, and that's probably your best means of getting a good look at it. The falls is now blocked from easy access at its located on the Highway, just past mile marker 11.

5.) Haipuaena Falls

Haipuaena Falls

This small falls is located approximately a half mile past the 11 mile marker. There's a larger falls upstream, but it's difficult to get to. We typically skip this falls.

6.) Punalau Valley Falls

Punalau Valley Falls

Punalau Valley falls takes a bit of rock skipping to access it. Located a quarter mile past the 13 mile marker, head mauka along the streambed up to the falls.

7.) Ching's Pond Falls

Ching's Pond Falls

Ching's Pond or the Sapphire pools with a small falls is located just 0.8th of a mile past mile marker 16. A very small falls is located here.

8.) Waikani Falls

Waikani Falls

Upper Waikani Falls is located at about a half mile past mile marker 19. It's one of the most beautiful falls on the first portion of the drive.

9.) Wailuaiki Falls

Wailuaiki Falls is located near the 21 mile marker, but it can be very hard to find a parking spot to get out and take a photo. For that reason, we typically skip this falls.

10.) Pua'a Ka'a Falls

Pua'a Ka'a Falls

This falls is located inside Pua'a Ka'a Wayside park at mile marker 22 on the Hana Highway. There are larger falls within the park, but none are easily accessible, so the small tranquil falls at the picnic area is probably what you'll want to enjoy.

11.) Upper Hanawi Falls

Upper Hanawi Falls

Upper Hanawi Falls is located just after mile marker 24, and is almost always flowing. After a heavy rain, it really gets going and several new falls appear.

12.) Makapipi Falls

Makapipi Falls

Makapipi Falls can be seen directly beneath the bridge at mile marker 25. Sometimes this falls may be dry; while other times it can be an unique angle at which to view a waterfall.

13.) Ala'alaula Falls

Now past Hana town, the mile markers are counting down. Located just beyond mile marker 46, this small falls is one we typically skip. But it's worth a mention.

14.) Paihi Falls

Paihi Falls

Located just before Mile Marker 45, you'll pass this scenic falls on your right (mauka). It's a neat falls but it's hard to find a place to park and get a photo.

15.) Wailua Falls

Wailua Falls

This is, hands down, our favorite waterfalls on Maui. Wailua Falls located at Mile Marker 45. This is a wonderful falls has a short path on the right side of the bridge that will even allow you to get a closer look if you'd like. Just be careful on the often slippery rocks.

16.) Oheo Gulch

Oheo Gulch

The Oheo Gulch (or Seven Sacred Falls) offers a variety of spectacular falls, but the lower falls along the Kuloa Point Trail are some of the best (outside of hiking Pipiwai Trail of course).

17.) Makahiku Falls

Makahiku Falls

Located about a half mile along the Pipiwai Trail, this gorgeous falls can often be obstructed by vegitation (or sometimes not even flowing if it has been dry), but when it's visible, it's an incredible sight.

18.) Waimoku Falls

Waimoku Falls

Your rewards for hiking two miles along the Pipiwai Trail at the Oheo Gulch is the remarkable 400' Waimoku Falls. It's the tallest falls you can easily reach on the island of Maui. Great for a picnic lunch before continuing back along the trail to the visitor center.

19.) Alelele Falls

Alelele Falls

Located inside Halekala National Park, this falls is a short hike inland at the Alelele Bridge at mile marker 39. When flowing, it's a sight to be seen. It's also the last falls along the Piilani Highway, so if you're looking for more waterfalls, turn back around and visit your favorites from above.


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