Your Guide to the Best Waterfalls on Maui

There’s nothing more humbling than seeing Mother Nature in action. This is especially true on the island of Maui, where majestic, thundering waterfalls draw visitors from across the globe. Swim beneath a gentle cascade, or trek to a multi-tiered tumbler. You’ll soon discover that the best waterfalls on Maui are wild and untamed.

There are so many incredible things to see on Maui! To find out what else the Valley Isle has to offer, download a copy of our free Vacation Guide. This carefully curated guide is full of recommendations for great restaurants, shopping, outdoor recreation, and more. It even includes hikes that take you to some of the best waterfalls on Maui. Get your copy today!

5 of the Best Waterfalls on Maui

1. Twin Falls

Twin Falls is one of the best waterfalls on Maui you can drive to. In fact, it’s usually the first place people stop on the Road to Hana. A short, scenic hike leads visitors to a picture-perfect waterfall spilling over a cave. Spend a few minutes here taking photos or jump in for a swim; it’s a great way to begin your journey to Hana.

Local tip: On your way back to the car, stop at the snack stand and pick up a tasty treat. They have fresh fruit, smoothies, baked goods, and more.

2. Waimoku Falls

Another must-see on the Road to Hana is Waimoku Falls. This 400-foot waterfall is twelve miles past Hana town and is accessible via the Pipiwai Trail. You’ll pass a giant Banyan tree, a bamboo forest, and a grove of apple trees on your way to the waterfall. Snap a picture and reverse the path for a two-mile downhill hike back to the parking lot.

3. Waikamoi Stream & Waterfalls

If you’re looking for an easy drive-up stop, the Waikamoi Falls are ideal. The first waterfall is literally steps from the road and has a beautiful, refreshing pool for swimming. The second waterfall has multiple places to sit at the bottom and let the water fall over you. Getting to Waikamoi Falls doesn’t require any serious hiking, so it’s a great place to bring grandparents or young children.

4. Honokohau Falls

With two tiers plunging a total of 1,100 feet, Honokohau Falls is said to be the tallest waterfall on Maui. This monstrous cascade was featured in the movie Jurassic Park and is truly a sight to behold. The waterfall is in an inaccessible valley in West Maui, but a helicopter can take you there. Be sure to bring your camera; when clouds cover the summit of the mountains, Honokohau Falls slowly emerges against a breathtaking emerald-green slope.

5. Seven Sacred Pools

The Seven Sacred Pools are mesmerizing natural wonders of Haleakala National Park. They can be found within the ‘Ohe’o Gulch, an idyllic valley cut by a rainforest stream. A short hike through the bamboo forest leads you to numerous freshwater pools that are fed by flowing waterfalls. It’s a wonderful place to swim and cool off when water levels are high – just be sure to comply with signs and be cautious when swimming or hiking in any stream in the Hana district.

Come Home to The Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono

After a long day of exploration, come back to The Old Wailuku Inn and relax. Our bed and breakfast is located in the peaceful town of Wailuku and is an easy drive from all the waterfall hikes mentioned above. Plus, it’s a great alternative to generic beach hotels.

Enjoy gorgeous accommodations, luxurious amenities, and beautiful views during your stay. You can even spend some time on our quiet lanai or slip into a bubbling bath to rejuvenate tired muscles. In the morning, wake up to a delicious gourmet breakfast and get ready for even more adventures.


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