Visitors come in from all over the world to experience a Maui Vacation like no other. From land-based adventures to swimming in the deep blue, there are pieces of nature that only a tropical paradise can offer. One of our favorite pastimes is visiting waterfalls here in Maui. Whether gazing upon them from a safe and legal (be aware of no trespassing and private property signs) distance or swimming at their base in a nice refreshing pool, it is sure to become an iconic moment of a trip. The following are some of the most captivating waterfalls to visit on Maui.
Located on Hana Highway, at the 2-mile marker, this is usually one of the first stops people make on The Road To Hana. It is a short scenic hike that leads visitors and locals alike to a number of different freshwater pools with waterfalls. Either on your way up or on your way down, check out the fruit stand located in the parking lot offering local refreshments, produce, and crafts.
Plunging in two tiers for a total of 1100ft, Honokohau Falls is said to be the tallest waterfall on Maui. The waterfall is inaccessible by foot but may be viewed from the skies on a tour on Blue Hawaiian Helicopters. This stunning waterfall was featured in the movie “Jurassic Park” and the scene does not disappoint as the waterfall starts from the clouds and then flows into the emerald looking mountains.
Also located on Hana Highway, past Mile Marker 45 is Maui’s ‘most photographed’ waterfall. Wailua Falls is easily spotted from the road and you do not need to get out of the car to see it. There is no hiking required to enjoy a refreshing dip in this plunge pool, but be careful of the slippery trail. While you are there, make sure to park in designated areas and also check out local vendors for snacks and some unique Maui souvenirs.
Oheo Gulch (Seven Sacred Pools)
Last but not least, The Seven Sacred Pools can be found within Haleakala National Park, and consists of 7 beautiful waterfalls and pools that eventually empties into the deep-blue ocean. As of right now, the pools are closed off from swimming but you can still enjoy the Pipiwai Trail and Waimoku Falls hike while the park is open. Please abide by all signs and proceed with caution on days when the weather is bad. Other than that, enjoy the scenic view and all that this place has to offer.
As you plan your Maui Vacation, there is no better way to discover these waterfalls than with us here at Kahana Village. Book online today!