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Hipuapua Falls

Hipuapua Falls

Hipuapua Falls, Molokai

Hipuapua Falls is one of two main waterfalls in Halawa Valley (the other one is Moa'ula Falls). This one is the taller of the two, dropping 500 feet (152 m). It is also more difficult to access. It is a 4.5-mile (7.2 km) roundtrip hike. However, since one has to cross private lands to access it, one has to join a guided hike with a local tour operator (they have a permit to hike here). Like Moa'ula Falls, Hipuapua Falls can be seen from several lookout points along Highway 450. This is the easiest way to see the waterfall without requiring a strenuous hike.

Hipuapua Falls Overview

  • 500-foot (152 m) waterfall in Halawa Valley
  • Trail to the waterfall leads through private lands - local tour operators who have obtained permission offer guided hikes
  • Hike is about 4.5 miles (7.2 km) long and involves crossing Halawa Stream
  • Bring mosquito repellent, water, and wear sturdy shoes

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