Our Hana highway waterfalls guide highlights all the major waterfalls on the Hana Highway located in northeast Maui.
We’ll give details about each waterfall on the road to hana, including where to find it, and decide if you’d like to visit here while on your journey on the Road to Hana on Maui. All Hana highway waterfalls are listed in the order you’ll encounter along the Hana Highway.
For those who want to avoid the process of choosing where to stop, experts from Stardust Hawaii recommend you take a guided Hana Tour with one of our experienced local tour providers. These local guides know about all the best waterfalls depending on the conditions on the day of your tour. They are just the best at their work.
- Get excellent photo opportunities of the stunning sights along the road to Hana
- Swim in the most famous black sand beach and secret waterfalls
- Eat a fresh lunch by the ocean, including the famous banana bread
Travel back to the historical events and mythical stories that formed the islands. Look for the perfect photo opportunities and fascinating landmarks and sights. Then, one of the experienced drivers will choose the ideal lunch spot for you.
On our road to Hana tour, we will stop at Hookipa beach park and explore Keanae Valley Lookout, Wainapanapa State Park, black sand beach, Kaumahina State Wayside Park, and Pua’a Ka’a Falls.
Similarly, if time permits, we can stop at some famous fruit stands with fresh vegetables and fruits for you to buy.
Here is the list of famous waterfalls on the road to Hana:
Twins Falls is situated at Mile Marker 2 on the Road to Hana Highway. This pretty little waterfall sometimes takes time to discover the true Twin Falls. However, several small falls are situated at this stop.
Situated at Mile Marker 10, Waikamoi waterfalls on the road to Hana are often completely dry. However, when it rains, the falls can flow strongly.
Lower Puohokamoa Falls
Located 0.8 miles past Mile Marker 10 is Lower Puohokamoa Falls. Unfortunately, the fall is only seen from the Garden of Eden, located just before the falls. There is an entry fee, but trust us, it’s worth it.
Upper Puohokamoa Falls
Situated past mile marker 11, this waterfall is visible only from the Garden of Eden.
This pretty waterfall is situated about a half mile past the 11-mile marker. There’s a larger waterfall upstream, but it can be challenging to get to. So, we normally skip this waterfall.
Ching’s Pond and Falls
Ching’s Pond and the Blue Sapphire Pools is a little fall situated just 0.8 past mile marker 16. This is a famous place with the locals, particularly on weekends. Do caution swimming, and NEVER dive into this waterfall!
Pua’a Ka’a Falls
This Hana highway waterfall is located in Pua’a Ka’a Wayside Park at mile marker 22. There are bigger waterfalls within the park, but none are readily available, so we’ll want to enjoy the small peaceful falls at this picnic area.
Upper Hanawi Falls
Upper Hanawi Falls is almost always flowing and is situated just after mile marker 24. After a heavy rain, it divides, and several new falls appear.
Makapipi Falls is seen directly under the bridge at mile marker 25. Occasionally this fall may dry; other times, it provides a distinct angle from which to look waterfall as you stand right above it and witness the magic waterfall directly down on it.
Now past the beautiful Hana town, the mile markers are counting downwards. This small fall is one we normally skip. But it’s worth a mention.
Situated before Mile Marker 45, you’ll pass this beautiful fall on your right. It’s a neat waterfall, but finding a parking space to get a photo takes a lot of work.
This is one of our favorite Hana waterfalls. Wailua Falls is situated at Mile Marker 45. This is a great fall with a short path towards the right of the bridge, allowing you to get a clear look if you’d like. But be aware of the slimy rocks.
Oheo Gulch Pools & Falls
The Oheo Gulch, or Seven Sacred Falls, provides a variety of stunning falls, but the lower falls in the Kuloa Point Trail are the best.
Situated about a half mile along the Pipiwai Trail, these beautiful falls are often obstructed by vegetation, but it’s an incredible sight when it’s visible.
The ultimate reward for Hana hiking two miles away from the Pipiwai Trail at the Oheo Gulch is the amazing 400′ Waimoku Falls. It’s the tallest Hana highway waterfall. You easily reach the island of Hana Maui. Great for a picnic before coming back from the trail to the Visitor Center.
Intrigued enough? Why not plan a trip with us? The experts from Stardust Hawaii will plan everything for you. Hop on to our luxurious Mercedes Sprinter Minibus with a high roof for up to 14 people. Our local driver will take you to the best spots and tell you about the history of that place. We have much more to offer, from traditional breakfasts to unforgettable memories. You’ll have a lot of things to take along at the end of the trip.
So, what’s holding you back? Allow us to plan your Hana Waterfalls trip while you sit comfortably and enjoy the beauty of this paradise outside.