Sandy beach
No
Cliff jumping
Yes
Hike-in Required
No
Sensitive Habitat
No
Please respect the outdoors by practicing Leave No Trace. Learn more about how to apply the principles of Leave No Trace on your next outdoor adventure here.

Nestled inconspicuously at the foot of the single-lane bridge that crosses the Waikamoi Stream between Twin Falls Hike + Wailele Farm and the Garden of Eden Arboretum, the short walk to Waikamoi Falls drives home the conviction that a long, leisurely day spent poking around the Road to Hana is tantamount to heaven. 

A broad shoulder acts as a parking lot for this hard-to-beat pit stop; arrive as early as possible to outpace the crowds. Even if you have to spend a moment playing parking-lot tetris, trust us, the adventure is worth it. 

Thick forest engulfs travelers upon the very first strides onto the well-worn trail. A series of large stone steps interrupted by stretches of roots guide the trail back toward the falls. Be warned the trail can be quite slippery when wet. Dense stands of a type of eucalyptus—aptly named paperbark for its pale, peeling bark—line your walk, giving way to creaky bamboo and adding to the ambience of a jungle paradise. 

A three-minute hike earns access to a sweet, intimate little waterfall. Though it might not be running, or it may only be a trickle when there hasn’t been much rain, the cliff jumping is still fantastic. Chances are good that there will already be tourists or locals here taking advantage of the excellent 17-foot jump. Our advice: Thoroughly assess your landing, spend some time observing others, and play monkey-see, monkey-do.

Logistics + Planning

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Deep pool. 17-foot cliff jump.

Cons

Very limited roadside parking.

Location

Field Guide

Comments

Have updates, photos, alerts, or just want to leave a comment?
Sign In and share them.