Upper & Lower Puohokamoa Falls

Upper & Lower Puohokamoa Falls, Maui

Upper Puohokamoa Falls is a small waterfall that is about 30 feet (9 m) high. It used to be a popular stop on the Road to Hana, drawing crowds. But since it is located on private property, it was closed to the public. However, you can get a bird's eye view of it from the nearby Garden of Eden (which is a paid attraction that is located a half mile (0.8 km) past mile marker 10).

Lower Puohokamoa Falls is further off and not many people know it's here because of its hidden location below the Hana Highway. It is a much larger waterfall, roughly 200 feet (60 m), but the trail is very steep and dangerous and closed to the public as well. However, there is a lookout point about 0.8 miles (1.3 km) after mile marker 10 (when driving toward Hana).

CAUTION: As with all freshwater streams and waterfalls in Hawaii, Leptospirosis bacteria may be present in the water. Do not drink the water and keep water out of open wounds (including small scratches) and eyes.

Upper & Lower Puohokamoa Falls Overview

  • Located along the Road to Hana
  • Upper Puohokamoa Falls can best be seen from the Garden of Eden
  • Lower Puohokamoa Falls can be seen from a lookout point along the highway

Location:
Between mile markers 10 and 11, Hana Highway
Directions: There is a lookout to Lower Puohokamoa Falls about 0.8 miles after mile marker 10 (when driving toward Hana). The trail to Upper Puohokamoa Falls (which is now closed) is located immediately after mile marker 11 (near the bridge). You can see the waterfall a little from the road, or alternatively, you can get a bird's eye view of this waterfall from the nearby Garden of Eden.


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