Twin Falls Hike And Waterfalls

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Address 6300 Hana Hwy, Haiku, HI 96708
Popular and short nature walk to Maui's Twin Falls / Caveman Falls.

• General: Cost: Free • General: Photo Opportunity • Hiking: Hiking • Hiking: Kid Friendly • Hiking: Length: 0-1 Miles
• Hiking: Level: Easy • Hiking: Nature Walk • Hiking: Out & Back Trail • Sightseeing: Great Views • Sightseeing: Waterfalls

The Twin Falls Hike is a short nature trail that leads to several waterfalls and is one of the first stops that many take on the Road To Hana. The payoff at the end is the famous Twin Falls which is also known as Caveman Falls.

The mistake that many visitors make is running in with their camera and taking some photos of the first waterfall they see and then heading out. That first waterfall is a small waterfall and not nearly as neat as the second set of waterfalls.

The trailhead is easy to find along the Hana Highway because it starts right at the Twin Falls Farm Stand / Wailele Farm Stand. See our directions page to get here and then note the map above. If the main parking lot is full (as it often is) simply head a bit further down to the second lot. Note that breakins and Vehicle Theft In Hawaii are a problem in some areas so never leave valuables in your car!

Since this is the first stop many on the Road To Hana make, it may be crowded in the morning. If it is, you can always stop here on the way back instead (assuming it won't be dark on your way back). Doing it first is nice since you can also buy some local snacks at the Twin Falls Farm Stand / Wailele Farm Stand (never pick fruit from the trees here).

The actual hike is very easy for most and about 1 mile round trip on this out and back trail. Many take small children on this one and have no problems. Even with that in mind, always ready up on Hiking Safety & Essentials before doing any hike. Also note the potential for a Flash Flood here as the trail follows the Ho'olawa Stream.

As you hike in on the path, the trail will fork so stay to your left if you want to get to the more popular Twin Falls / Caveman Falls. This will require crossing a weir (narrow barrier you walk across) and possibly wading through a stream. It's relatively easy for most and then you'll be at the falls. Some people jump from the top, but this is a bad idea so avoid injury by avoiding that activity. Others like to swim under the falls. This is also a bad idea as rocks (etc) wash down all the time in any natural waterfall.

So what about swimming? Many love to come and cool off with a swim near the falls. That choice is up to you but make sure you read up on Leptospirosis before swimming in any freshwater streams in Hawaii. We're not trying to scare you, simply trying to educate you.

Note that there are actually multiple falls if you really explore this area but it's best to head towards this main falls and then get back on your journey along the Hana Highway (after all, you don't want to miss Wai'anapanapa Black Sand Beach). So head back out, stop at the Twin Falls Farm Stand / Wailele Farm Stand for some snacks, and drive safely.