Wai’anapanapa State Park – Road to Hana Guide
Regarded as one of the best stops along the Road to Hana Wai’anapanapa State Park has multiple must-see attractions! Only 2 miles outside of Hana the popular location has fresh water caves, lava tubes, a blowhole, and of course the world famous black sand beach.
Along the road to Hana (Hwy 360) near Mile Marker #32 the entrance is to the left.
*Don’t leave valuables in your car.
Experiencing the Park
Black Sand Beach
The King’s Highway (Trail)
Cliffs, Caves, and Lava Tubes
Trails and Ancient Hawaiian Artifacts
A special forest and world famous beach
Black Sand Beach(Pa’iloa Beach)
This stop has picture-perfect waterfalls, is great for hiking, and swimming too!
The lower falls near the entrance are what this spot is named after the “Twin Falls”. These falls are relatively small compared to the other ones at this stop so make sure to see them all!
There is a mile long uphill hike along the Ho’olawa stream.
The hiking route is a loop that splits into the left fork, Ho’olawa li’ili’i, and the right fork, Ho’olawa nui.
Along the left fork is an irrigation ditch which you can wade across or walk along the ditch wall. This leads you to a popular waterfall site known by locals as the Caveman. This picturesque oasis is filled with lush vegetation!
For the adventurers out there the right fork has a rock wall that is relatively easy to climb that leads to a place rarely seen by the nearly 300,000 annual visitors. There are many opportunities to jump off of rocks of different heights into pools of water…
When stopping to enjoy the falls make sure to pay a visit to the Wailele Farmstand. They are the caretakers of the land that the Twins Falls are located on. The proceeds and donations of this stand go towards maintaining the trails and roads in the area.
The best way to enjoy twin falls and the Road to Hana is on one of Maui’s land tours. These are guided tours that are informational, comfortable, and far less stressful than making the trek yourself in a rental car.
For more information about these tours and other activities on Maui checkout out the links below!