TOP 10 WATERFALLS IN HAWAII
The landscape of Hawaii is known for some of the most captivating waterfalls in the world. Here are some of the best you can hike too.
- Wailua Falls
It is one of the most famous falls in Hawaii, with two parallel water jets rolling into the Wailua River. You can easily view this natural spectacle at Maalo Road. Sometime back, Wailua Falls featured in a TV show Fantasy Island, which is a testimony of its lovely scenery.
- Sacred Falls
Sacred falls are one of the most captivating waterfalls in Hawaii; with over 1100-foot fall. Its dangerous nature makes it banned from public exploration. Do not worry, though; you can visit Team Gray to find various ways on how to access the waterfall.
- Waimoku Falls
At 400ft, Waimoku Falls is one of the tallest in Hawaii, which you can easily access without using a helicopter. Besides, the waterfall runs all year through, even though larger during the rainy season.
- Lulumahu Falls
With the best trails in Hawaii, Lulumahu is one of the most drawing spots you will ever find. It is located inside a bamboo forest, making it a little challenging to find. However, the tasking adventure will be worth it in the end. Consider obtaining a permit before getting in to avoid trespass cases.
- Hanakapiai Falls
Described as "gorgeous but challenging," Hanakapiai Falls is a 300-feet high waterfall. It is located at the Na Pali side of the Kauai Islands, and accessible through a 2-mile hike. Be prepared to cross slippery mud, tree roots, and boulders along the trail.
- Waimea Falls
Located in Waimea Valley, it is one of the most accessible waterfalls in Hawaii. Several historical sites surround it, and a botanical garden to explore. You can also swim at the pool to cool off.
- Waialeale Falls
You can reach the foot of this waterfall through a thrilling and treacherous hike. Even though the area experiences flash floods from time to time, you need to have a guide. Alternatively, you can opt to view it from a helicopter if you are not up for the hike.
- Kapena Falls
Kapena is a tiny waterfall in Hawaii that is easily accessible. Tourists tend to go for birding, hiking, or nature trips around the falls. You can also opt for cliff-jumping into the pool to experience a more exhilarating hike.
- Manoa Falls
Manoa Falls is accessible through a 1-mile trail that is great for beginners and those looking for short hikes. 150ft fall is surrounded by a lush rainforest that appeared in scenes on TV shows like “Lost” and the original "Jurassic Park."
- Waimano Falls
Are you in the mood for a short yet adventurers hike? Head over to Waimano Falls.