The Ultimate Bucket List For Anyone In Hawaii Who Loves Waterfall Hikes
By Megan Shute|Updated on July 02, 2023(Originally published June 30, 2023)
With more than 10 years of experience as a professional writer, Megan holds a degree in Mass Media from her home state of Minnesota. After college, she chose to trade in her winter boots for slippahs and moved to the beautiful island of Oahu, where she has been living for more than five years. She lives on the west side but is constantly taking mini-road trips across the island and visits the neighboring islands whenever she can getaway. She loves hiking, snorkeling, locally-grown coffee, and finding the best acai bowl on Oahu.
There is little better than watching a waterfall cascade into the pool below — except maybe wading into the water yourself after a nice hike. Found across the Hawaiian Islands in dense jungles and forests are these 14 incredible cascades only accessible via hiking trail. These dreamy destinations are truly the best of the best and must be added to your Hawaii hiking bucket list as soon as possible. What are you waiting for? Adventure is calling with these best Hawaii waterfall hikes. The scenery at each of these is unforgettable!
Visit AllTrails for resources to help plan your next Hawaii hike! Have you experienced any of these Hawaii waterfall hikes? Which of these waterfall hikes is your favorite? Or perhaps you’ve discovered one that is not included in this list but you think it should have been – sound off in the comments below, and then join our Hawaii Nature Lovers Facebook group to discover more incredible waterfalls and other natural oases.
If you’re not into hiking but still want to get up close and personal with Hawaii’s waterfalls, check out these 9 cascades hiding in plain sight.
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What is the biggest waterfall on Hawaii?
The tallest waterfall on Hawaii is Pu'uka'oku Falls on the island of Molokai. It falls a majestic 2,756 feet into the ocean below. This waterfall is actually one of the tallest waterfalls in all the world!
Which island in Hawaii has the most waterfalls?
All of the islands have a number of waterfalls, but some notable ones include:
Kauai, also known as the Garden Isle, has a significant amount of waterfalls due to the high levels of rain on the island.
Molokai has some of the tallest waterfalls in the islands (and the world!), including the incredible Moaula Falls, most often seen via helicopter tour.
The Big Island has a number of famous, named waterfalls to visit.