Hike & Swim Twin Falls, Maui

Maui County, Hawaii

3.5/5
based on 6 reviews

Details

Distance

1 miles

Route Type

Out-and-Back

Description

Added by Lucas Moore

Hike to gorgeous waterfalls and swimming holes with opportunities for cliff jumping. Twin falls is an easy 1-mile roundtrip that's great for the whole family.

The parking area for the trail is right off of Hana Hwy. The lot may be packed which isn't surprising as a lot of people visit, but there aren't as many people once you start exploring the falls. From the lot, you will see a food stand beside the start of the trail which a great place to get some snacks before or after the hike.

The trail is more of a gravel road than a trail, but it is about 10-15 minute walk down the trail to get to the falls. At about a half a mile in the path splits into two paths. If you go left, you will eventually come to the main falls, where there is a swimming hole under the falls. You will have to cross over a masonry weir and wade through the stream to get to the falls. This is wear good shoes will come in handy.

After visiting the first falls, there is much more exploring to do. As you come back down the trail you can follow the path or walk down through the river. Going down the stream may cause you to have to swim at some points, so you may not want to carry anything you don't want to get wet. As you come down you will come to some more falls where there is a great place to jump off into a pool below. All-in-all there is a bunch of exploring for you to do to find the best and coolest areas around. After all of that, it's back to entrance for a snack.

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Waterfall
Cliff Jumping
Swimming Hole

Reviews

The first time we hiked Twin Falls, the back falls were open but every time since, they’ve been closed. The closer of the waterfalls are great for climbing up, jumping into and swimming around. If you’re just there to look, don’t hang around long... the mosquitoes will eat you up and there are much better falls along the R2H.

First off there is about 300 people walking up here with their cameras and kids so don't go if you don't like crowds. We went to the first "falls" which to us was more like small rapids that looked like chocolate milk that people were snapping picture after picture of. The gate was closed saying there was flash flood warnings so the upper falls were closed to the public. The signs didn't seem to deterrent and there was no lock so we decided to keep going and try to find the cool part of this hike. We went about 1/2 mile before coming up on the falls and about 15 more people. Soon after a side-by-side 4wheeler came up and told us we weren't allowed to be up here because we didn't pay to be in the group, so she escorted us out. If you have younger kids or don't get outside much it might be pretty cool to do. There is minimal bamboo so don't make this your spot to stop for bamboo watching.

Felt like a fairy tale! You must visit these waterfalls.

This is a fun place to stop on the road to Hana. It can get crowded.

While this hike is fantastic and the waterfalls are amazing, it's not the most exciting thing to do on the Road to Hana.

Like most spots along the Hana highway, in the event that it has rained a lot -which is common on the north shores - you won't be able to swim as flash flooding is a serious risk. Don't let that stop you, we went with the heavy water pouring over the falls and it was still very impressive!

Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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