Twin Falls are the first waterfalls on the Road to Hana and, though not as spectacular as some of the other falls, they are worth stopping to see.
What to Expect
Hana Highway, Maui
The first and closest set of Twin Falls has a rope swing that drops into a natural pool below the fall. The second Twin Falls is about another mile up Ho'olawanui Stream. Daredevils frequently jump from the top of these falls into the pool below. Recent rains can make the stream and waterfalls unpredictable and unsafe. Check on weather conditions before attempting these hikes.
Trails are often slippery even when it has not been raining.
Flash floods can occur - do not attempt the hike if weather indicates rain.
NEVER dive into the pools below the falls due to shallow water and hidden rocks.
Between the town of Paia and Huelo, at the intersection of Route 400, the road changes from Highway 36 to Highway 360 and the mile markers start over again at zero. Past Mile Marker #2 a bridge crosses the Ho'olawanui Stream. To hike to the upper Twin Falls, park just before the bridge and follow the trail through the cow pasture for about 1 mile. To reach the lower (and closer)Twin Falls, park beyond the bridge on the right side of the road. The trail is located just before the bridge that goes through the trees and descends to the stream. The falls are about a two minute walk from the bridge.