Waimoku Falls

Experience the majestic 400-foot Waimoku Falls in Hana, Maui, as you hike through a stunning bamboo forest on the Pipiwai Trail and immerse yourself in a tropical paradise.

Waimoku Falls is a Waterfall located in the city of Hana on Maui, Hawaii
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Things to Know About Waimoku Falls


  • Overview: Waimoku Falls, located in the lush city of Hana on Maui, Hawaii, is a breathtaking 400-foot waterfall that cascades down a sheer lava rock wall. This natural wonder is a must-see for visitors seeking an unforgettable experience in the heart of Maui’s tropical paradise.
  • Highlights: What sets Waimoku Falls apart from other sites in Maui is its majestic height and the stunning bamboo forest that leads to the falls. The waterfall is the culmination of the famous Pipiwai Trail, which offers an immersive journey through diverse ecosystems and landscapes.
  • Activities: Visitors to Waimoku Falls can enjoy a scenic 4-mile roundtrip hike along the Pipiwai Trail, take in the beauty of the surrounding bamboo forest, and cool off in the refreshing pools at the base of the waterfall (conditions permitting).
  • Information: Waimoku Falls is located within Haleakalā National Park, which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The entrance fee is $30 per vehicle, valid for 3 days. The best time to visit Waimoku Falls is during the morning hours, as the trail can get crowded later in the day.
  • History & Significance: Waimoku Falls is an important part of the rich cultural history of Maui, with the surrounding area once inhabited by native Hawaiians who relied on the abundant natural resources for their daily needs. The waterfall itself holds spiritual significance, as it is believed to be the home of water spirits called “mo’o.”
  • Tips & Insights: To enhance your experience at Waimoku Falls, start your hike early in the morning to avoid crowds and allow plenty of time to explore the trail. It’s also important to wear sturdy shoes and bring plenty of water, as the hike can be moderately challenging. Lastly, respect the fragile environment by staying on the trail and not venturing too close to the waterfall, as rocks can be slippery and unstable.

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