From towering cascades you can only witness via helicopter tour to short waterfalls that cascade into small pools you can swim in, the waterfalls you’ll find in Hawaii are truly incredible. And while you’ll find several Hawaii waterfalls hiding in plain sight — no hiking required — there are even more that are found off-the-beaten-path and only accessible via a hiking trail. Today, we’re featuring a secret cascade nestled along Maui’s famous Hana Highway that’s accessible only via a short, two-mile trail. 

Because this incredible destination is stream-fed, it is important to issue a friendly warning about the risks associated with flash flooding, and leptospirosis bacteria found in many of Hawaii’s natural pools. It is advised that you check weather reports and ocean conditions before heading out for the day, never swim in these pools when you have open wounds, and to always watch your step. With that warning out of the way, let’s lace up our hiking boots and let the adventure begin.

Have you ever even heard of Kopiliula Falls before today? Even better, have you enjoyed this trail? Share your experiences and opinions with us in the comments below! Then, you’ll want to check out this list of waterfall hikes in Hawaii you’ll want to add to your bucket list

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