How to See the West Maui Waterfalls

Are you a nature lover? Do you like exploring hiking trails and discovering natural wonders along the way? Well, Maui is the perfect destination for that! Plan a day trip to the western part of the island and discover the beautiful waterfalls that hide there. They’re not easy to access, but they’re worth it! Read on to learn all you need to know about west Maui waterfalls and get ready to spend a fun day with your loved ones!

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What to Know Before Exploring West Maui Waterfalls

There are a few waterfalls in the West Maui Forest Reserve and West Maui Mountains, and they’re 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!


How to See Them


By Helicopter

The best way to marvel at west Maui waterfalls is by helicopter. As we mentioned before, the waterfalls are hidden within the reserve, and sometimes too dangerous to be explored. If you’re not an expert hiker or wish to remain safe, your best bet is to go on a helicopter tour. Not only will you get to enjoy a unique and thrilling experience, but you will have a better view of those spectacular falls. Remember to take a camera with you!

By Foot

If you’re the adventurer type, you can try and see some waterfalls on foot. The Maui Mountains offer a wide range of hiking trails, and if the weather conditions are good, you might see the waterfalls (but keep in mind it’s unlikely). Focus on the back section of the reserve and head for the Wall of Tears! It’s not very well known due to its remote location, but it features more than 17 waterfalls that cascades down the mountain cliff! We highly recommend going on a guided hike with Hike Maui. They often have access to private properties which gives you a higher chance of seeing waterfalls.


More Waterfalls on Maui

If you want to see other outstanding Maui waterfalls, don’t limit yourself to the western part of the island! The Twin Falls is one of the most popular waterfalls and features a mysterious cave that you can explore. If you want to find a scenic waterfall you can swim in, we recommend the Seven Sacred Pools! It’s another iconic spot on Maui where you can swim, and even have a picnic with your loved ones.


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