If you’re looking for grand waterfalls on the Road to Hana that you can see without much effort, Wailua Falls might be it!
You can see these waterfalls as you’re driving across the bridge on the Hana Highway.
If you want to put in a little bit of extra effort (just a little bit), then you can park the car and then walk across the bridge for some better pictures.
There’s a decent-size parking area here. (Relative to most Road to Hana stops!)
If you’re looking for grand waterfalls on the Road to Hana where you can go swimming without the effort of a serious waterfall hike, Wailua Falls might be it too!
There’s just a short little trail that will take you straight to the waterfalls.
These are waterfalls that people go swimming at.
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Map of Wailua Falls location
Wailua Falls is located more towards the “end” of the Hana Highway when you’re doing the normal Road to Hana drive starting off by going through Paia town.
Explore the map.
These waterfalls are actually located a little past Hana town, and you’ll find them as you’re on your way to the the coastal side (Kipahulu district) of Haleakala National Park. The coastal side of the national park is where you’ll find the famous bamboo forest of the Pipiwai Trail. So if you’re planning on hiking the Pipiwai Trail, then you can stop by Wailua Falls on your way there, or your way back.
Location of the start of the trail to Wailua Falls
If you want to get closer to the waterfalls, there’s a short little hike you can do.
When you’re on the bridge facing the waterfalls, the trail will start off on the right side of the bridge.
There is a little bit of climbing over rocks on the trail but nothing too treacherous.
It might be helpful to wear watershoes or hiking sandals though! (This can be good for the Road to Hana in general!)
And it will take you like 5 minutes or less to get to the grand waterfalls!
And those are some waterfalls in Maui on the Road to Hana to consider stopping at!
And here’s a list of over 10 waterfalls to choose from on the Hana Highway.
Also see the list of stops to make on the Road to Hana!
HAPPY SEEING ROADSIDE WATERFALLS AT WAILUA FALLS!