Maui has many beautiful streams and waterfalls. Well known waterfalls in Maui include Alaalaula Bridge and Stream, Blue Angel Falls, Haipuaena Falls, Hanawi Falls, Lower Makamakaole Falls, and Lower Puohokamoa Falls.
Alaalaula Bridge and Stream is formed of hundreds of streams that run in the Maui rainforest. The stream is about 52 miles long. The Alaalaula Bridge allows visitors to cross over to a small waterfall.
Tourists frequently visit Blue Angel Falls. In Hawaiian language, the waterfall is called Helele’ike’oha Falls. The waterfall is accessible by a hiking trail. The water gush down from a boulder and enter into the blue pool below. The water is slightly blue so it is called the blue pool. When walking on the boulders, you must be careful, as it can be slippery. When you dip in the pool, you will feel refreshing. Several types of animals can be found at the forest surrounding the waterfall including birds, pigs, flora and etc.
Haipuaena Falls is a breathtaking waterfall. The waterfall is located at the Road to Hana. Beyond the Haipuaena Falls, there is another waterfall. It is recommended that you don’t venture beyond the fall because the ground is very slippery. Hikers can reach the waterfall by taking the short trail that located on the far end of the beach. Nearby the water, there is a small parking site. While at the site, it is advised that you don’t stand under the waterfall. Rocks can fall down from the waterfall and hit you accidentally.
Hanawi Falls gets the water from the Hanawi stream. The Hanawi Stream is about 9 miles long. Since the waterfall is fed by springs, visitors can see it even though it is the summer season. From time to time, there will be heavy rain in the area. The heavy rain has a large impact on the flow of the Hanawi Falls. If it is raining, you should not go to the waterfall. It is possible for flash flooding to occur at the waterfall.
Visitors can observe Lower Makamakaole Falls when they are driving on the highway 340. While at the highway 340, you should follow the one lane Kahekili Highway. As you keep on driving the Kahekili Highway, you will reach the Mile Marker #8. Since it is a one-lane road, you must be careful when stopping your car at the side of the road. The waterfall is on a rocky terrain.
Lower Puohokamoa Falls is a graceful 20-foot waterfall. It is situated a short distance away from the Hana Highway. The water will flow into a deep pool beneath. Visitors can go picnic at a sheltered area. Near the Lower Puohokamoa Falls, there is a 200-foot cliff. You can follow the trail to the waterfall. The hiking trail towards the waterfall is slippery especially in the wet season so you can fall down easily. The rocks around the waterfall are covered with algae. The edge of the waterfall is unstable so you have to take precaution.