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Haipua'ena Falls

Maui, Hawai'i

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  • Parking is in a small shoulder area immediately past the bridge.- Haipua'ena Falls
  • A very brief trail passes through tall tropical plants.- Haipua'ena Falls
  • The trail can be a little bit muddy.- Haipua'ena Falls
  • First views of Haipua'ena Falls pool from the trail.- Haipua'ena Falls
  • Haipua'ena Falls.- Haipua'ena Falls
  • Haipua'ena Falls.- Haipua'ena Falls
  • Haipua'ena Falls and pool requires a brief walk, making it a less-visited waterfall along the Road to Hana.- Haipua'ena Falls
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Pros: 
Very little tourist traffic.
Cons: 
Only one parking spot.
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Region:
Maui, HI
Access: 
Hike-in
Congestion: 
Low
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Distance: 
0.15 mi (0.24 km)
Location type: 
Rocky shore
Year round: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
None
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Current Local Weather:
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Adventure Description

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Haipua'ena Falls is a small waterfall and pool along Maui's popular Road to Hana. Thanks to the unsigned trail and short hike over an often muddy path, the pool receives far less visitor traffic than the well-signed falls along the route.

After parking in the small pullout immediately east of a bridge that lies at about a half-mile east of milemarker 11, an opening in the tropical foliage marks the entrypoint, heading upriver from the bridge. The first waterfall lies about 2 minutes down a muddy path and falls about 25 feet into a calm pool. The pool is fine for a quick dip; however, the deep portion is limited to the area at the base of the fall, and the shady environs keeps the pool area cooler and protected from the sunlight.

Just before reaching the fall and pool, a lightly-trod path heads off to the left and up a muddy slope. There is another fall and pool up here there, though it is down an extremely slick, steep, and overgrown slope, and it may not be worth the hike to reach.

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