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Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Lens
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Bottom of Waimoku Falls view via Pipiwai Trail

Lush, beautiful Maui is known for its epic waterfalls, and the 400-foot Waimoku Falls certainly lives up to that reputation! The dramatic veil of flowing water is located at the end of a well-maintained, 4-mile roundtrip hike, dotted with streams, bamboo forests and ancient banyan tree along the way.



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9:00 AM — 5:00 PM Monday-Friday


Haleakalā Natonal Park, Kīpahulu District Entrance Fee: $30 per vehicle (good for 3 days and both National Parks on the island)


  • Wide-angle lens (23mm)
  • Tripod
  • Good hiking shoes
  • Bug spray
  • Snacks
  • Water

How to get there

N20° 40' 42.222"W156° 03' 22.0176"
This photo was Waimoku Falls was taken at the end of the Pipiwai Trail in Kīpahulu District in Haleakalā Natonal Park. The entrance to the hike is located 12 miles past the town of Hana, at the end of the Road to Hana. To get here, navigate to the Kīpahulu Visitor Center parking lot (20.661898, -156.045183). Once parked, cross to the mountainside of Hana Highway then walk east (back in the direction of Hana) until you see the signposted trailhead for the Pipiwai Trail on your left. The trail is 1.8 miles until the falls and is probably one of the best-maintained hikes in all of Hawaii — it is well-marked throughout, with boardwalk in some portions to keep you out of the mud. The trail winds through bamboo forest and past other beautiful waterfalls before ending at Waimoku Falls.


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