5 Maui Waterfalls That Will Take Your Breath Away

If you want to witness the power of nature, then a road trip to some of the best Maui waterfalls is a must during your visit! This island is a treasure filled with gorgeous landscapes, such as pristine beaches, deep blue oceans, volcanic rocks, and crystalline water. Enjoy thrilling hikes through lush forests, and bring your camera along because you’re in for a treat with these Maui waterfalls.

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Where to Find the Best Maui Waterfalls

Twin Falls

As a famous landmark on the Road to Hana, Twin Falls is an absolute must-see during your stay. Hike along a lovely and scenic path up to the gorgeous waterfall. Bring your bathing suit and go for a swim! Twin Falls makes for ideal Instagram pictures, especially with the overhanging plants and a mysterious cave behind the falls.

Wailua Falls

Located at mile marker 45 on the Road to Hana, Wailua Falls is a stop you cannot miss! This is the most photographed waterfall on the island, and when you see it, you will understand why. Take a look at the water cascading 80 feet down in the middle of a jungle wall. The best part? You don’t even need to get out of your car! If you do wish to stop, there is a parking area and plenty of local vendors and snacks. Don’t forget to bring a bathing suit and take a dip in the water!

Upper Waikani Falls

Upper Waikani Falls (or Three Bears, as the locals call it,) is a 70-foot triple waterfall that plunges into a pristine pool of water. The falls are accessible from Hana Highway, but if you wish to walk up to them, a small parking lot is located about a tenth of a mile away. Be careful on your way down; it’s quite slippery!

Waimoku Falls

Waimoku Falls is a 400-foot waterfall on the Pipiwai Trail. It is considered the most dramatic waterfall hike on the island of Maui. Pass by jaw-dropping pools of water, tropical trees, and bamboo forests, and get ready to marvel at the impressive cliff! Remember to wear good shoes, the hike to get there is 4 miles round trip, but the spectacular view is worth it!

Honokohau Falls

During your stay on Maui, you need to visit Honokohau Falls at least once. It is by far the tallest waterfall on the island, plunging over 1,100 feet! Movie fans might recognize it from Jurassic Park, but don’t worry there aren’t any dinosaurs around! You can only access the falls by helicopter, so make a whole adventure out of it.

West Maui Waterfalls

There are a few waterfalls in the West Maui Forest Reserve and West Maui Mountains, which are quite impressive. The mountain range is also called “Kahalawai,” meaning “house of water.” It’s a magical place full of hidden treasures and breathtaking nature, and the waterfalls can be hard to find—but with a little patience and a lot of determination, you might see some!

The best way to see them is to take a helicopter tour, but you can also go on a guided hike for a chance to see these hidden spectacles.

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View from the balcony of blue sky and distant ocean - Maui waterfallsAfter a long day out in nature, you’ll want to come back to your cozy home away from home. PMI Maui offers top accommodations on the island and can help you plan the best vacation of your life!

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