There’s A Secret Waterfall In Hawaii Known As Kopiliula Falls, And It’s Worth Seeking Out

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.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

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

Address: Hana Hwy, Haiku, HI 96708, USA