Waterfall and Rainforest Hike
Departing from Kahului, you'll drive to the trail head, approximately 30 minutes away. Upon arrival, you'll hike through a lush valley along Maui's famous road to Hana. During the hike, you'll enjoy the view of several scenic waterfalls up to 40 feet high! Feel free to stop and swim in several large pools underneath the waterfalls. You can even leap from waterfall ledges into the pools below!
Your guide will make this 2.5 mile hike come alive with their extensive knowledge of the local animal and plant species, and with their love of life in Hawaii. The elevation change is only around 200 feet, so the hike is not very strenuous. The hike will require some boulder scrambling for short distances in streams, so participants should be comfortable with crossing streams on their hike. You will be provided with a backpack with mosquito repellent, bottled water, ponchos, lunch, and snacks. You won't want to miss this memorable Hawaiian waterfall hike!
Reviewer: Kristina peeples
It was informative and fun with small groups of 8-10 people. The hike led to opportunities to swim next to waterfalls and the option of jumping off waterfall for those brave enough to try. It was a check off on my bucket list.
Reviewer: Kathy Lubbers
Maybe I can review this hike to pull together some of the different reviews and help you decide if this is for you. Our guide Tony was excellent and gave us so much information about the plants, the area we were hiking in and about Maui. This is not a fast paced hike, you will be stopping to look at plants, sample some fruit and check out the waterfalls that you see. However you should be prepared for hiking through mud and water. Waterproof hiking boots or water shoes/sandals would be ideal. You will be hiking through streams which may be up to your ankle or higher and there is a short climb over rocks with ropes on the trail. Lunch and water is included and you are loaned a backpack to carry those in. Also there is bug spray provided. You may swim in the pools at the waterfalls if you would like to, but it was way too cold to do that when we were there. This was the excursion we enjoyed the most and we did a lot of them.
Don't let the cold water or your fear of heights stop you from jumping into the waterfall. You go to Hawaii to experience it, not just look at it! Get in the water!!! Only two of us jumped in after Tony, our excellent guide, jumped first. Don't be like the others in my group. The hike is beautiful and off the main tourist path, plus it's a small group (maybe 10 or so) so the hike is even more enjoyable. Tony stopped to show us unique Hawaiian plants and beautiful flowers, and we ate local bananas (way better than the grocery store) as a snack. We had a blast!!!
Reviewer: Andrea DeLancey
This was a great excursion! Our guide, Aaron, was young, but very knowledgeable. He made a point to talk to everyone in the group and was considerate of others who did not move as fast. We went to several waterfalls and had an opportunity to swim under the waterfalls, try fruit from trees, and experience the beautiful Hawaiian landscape. Definitely worth the money!
Reviewer: Jackie Bernard
I chose the review title because, for some people, this was a great hike. Our guide was very informative and super friendly, and made sure everyone was safe. The waterfalls were beautiful and swimming under one was fabulous. Now, about the hike: When I hike, I like to hike. This was more of a saunter, with a lot of stop and go. Maybe most people enjoy that pace, but not me.