These 9 Waterfalls In Hawaii Will Take Your Breath Away

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 across the Hawaiian Islands are truly remarkable. And whether you’re enjoying an intense, eight-mile day hike or pulling into a parking lot on the side of the highway, these 9 gorgeous waterfalls in Hawaii are positively magical and should be added to your Hawaii outdoors bucket list at once.

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In a state with arguably the highest density of waterfalls in the United States, it is hard to limit this list, so tell us, which other waterfalls in Hawaii would you add to this list? What is your favorite Hawaiian waterfall? Perhaps it is one of These 11 Hawaiian Waterfalls That Will Have You Daydreaming About Your Next Adventure? Sound off in the comments below!

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Waterfalls In Hawaii

February 11, 2021

Which Hawaiian Island has the most waterfalls? 

While each of the main Hawaiian Islands is home to cascading waterfalls, there is perhaps nowhere will you find a greater selection of easy-to-find falls than off Maui’s notorious Hana Highway. In fact, we even created a waterfall road trip that meanders down this well-known highway and stops at nine waterfalls in just 44 miles. And who knows, you may just spot another waterfall or two along the way worthy of pulling over for. Don’t forget your camera!

What is the tallest Hawaii waterfall?

Measuring in at a whopping 2,953 feet tall, Oloupena Falls is not only the tallest Hawaii waterfall but is also considered to be the fourth tallest waterfall in the entire world. It’s tucked away on the remote northern coast of Molokai, flows seasonally, and is only visible from the ocean or the air.

What are the best waterfall hikes in Hawaii? 

It’s true that 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 hiking trails. The trail to Hawaii Island’s famous 442-foot Akaka Falls is short and sweet, and though short in stature, Waimea Falls on the island of Oahu is not only tucked away in a picturesque botanical garden but you can actually swim there. We’re also secretly obsessed with Kauai’s Uluwehi Falls, which requires not only a hike but a kayak excursion as well.

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