There are no shortage of waterfalls in Maui. One of my favorite trails leads to one of the island’s most impressive by far. When it comes to waterfalls in Maui, many who trek the Pipiwai Trail miss out on actually experiencing Waimoku. This is because of a park service sign that warns to take pictures from afar. And then there are those who choose to press on across the countless boulders that lead the way to Waimoku.
Waterfalls In Maui: Waimoku Falls
Luckily the weather on this visit had been mostly dry that week. The strength of the falls was on the lighter side and we were able to walk right up to the cascading water. This isn’t really something you should do as the falling water can also bring occasional debris like rocks and branches. So for obvious reasons, this can be particularly terrible if falling from 400 feet above you. Wading through the natural pool at the base of the falls is a bit slimy and slippery with the rocks below you covered in moss (water shoes help if you have them). But the cool and misty water was refreshing and a great break from the heat and the grime we collected on the hike.
When you’ve had your fill of sun and mist, the trek back on the path from which you came will seem easier (and faster) than when you first stepped onto the trail. But feel free to take your time; bamboo forests are hard to come by every day.