Maui Waterfalls Are Stunning
The waterfalls are mainly found on the north and northeast slopes of the mountains that make up Maui. Hana is situated on the northeast corner of Maui, just below Haleakala Volcano. Since Haleakala is so much larger and taller than the West Maui Mountains, you’ll find most of the waterfalls in Maui are on it’s slopes. Starting in Haʻiku, you will see creeks flowing under the Hana highway every mile or so. Traveling up the coast towards Hana, the land becomes very steep and the road follows a rugged coastline of cliffs and gulches. These steep gulches cut into the forest all the way up Haleakala Volcano and cradle streams which pour water down over hundreds of waterfalls on their way to the ocean. The road to Hana passes over many of these streams during the water’s journey to the ocean and usually as the water flows down over rock outcroppings, there are wonderful jungle settings, accentuated by picturesque waterfalls. The best Maui waterfalls are found around Hana. The biggest waterfall that can be seen from the Hana Highway is located past Hana, just a few miles before The Pools at Oheo.
Tips For Seeing & Photographing Waterfalls In Maui
Most people on vacation to Maui realize Hana’s waterfalls are something not to be missed, but fulfilling this feat on your bucket list is not without it’s challenges. Here are some tips to make sure you see, photograph and experience the best ones:
A Great Rainy Day Activity
If it’s rainy day in Maui, going on a Hana tour might be a good option. Rainy days are often no good for the beach or ocean activities, but that is when waterfalls are at their best out in Hana. Rather than being stuck inside watching movies and losing a vacation day, head to Hana on a tour for some spectacular waterfall action! It rains somewhere along the road to Hana every day, however if it’s a large storm that is another thing. This road can be treacherous during a storm with flooding, rock slides and tree debris blocking the road. If you’ve booked a tour they can check local conditions and decide for you whether it’s safe to be out on the road. They will reschedule you for a better day.