This is the perfect choice of adventure in a short, easy walk to two waterfalls in our gorgeous Maui rainforest valley. There's plenty of time to swim and jump from waterfall ledges into deep freshwater pools, plus learn about the island and its rainforests from our knowledgeable guides. Fun, easy, and great for families, or if you are limited on time.
|Duration||3 - 4 hours
Kahului or Hotel pick-up (Pick up depends on location- not guaranteed)
If you cancel 48 hours or more prior to the date of the event, you will receive a full refund less a 10% cancellation fee. If you cancel within 24 hours for any reason, you will receive no refund. If Hike Maui cancels (which we do for dangerous weather), you will receive a full 100% refund.
Please be aware that these bookings are subject to confirmation. If this is a same-day or next-day booking, there is a reasonable chance this will not be confirmed. For bookings that are confirmed, there will be no cancellations or refunds.
Age Minimum of 4 years.
You will be required to sign this Participation Agreement on the day of the hike.
Need a bathroom? Porta potties or toilets are near most trailheads. After that, search for privacy foliage.
Should we use our own backpacks? We prefer you use ours, then you don't accidentally walk off with our gear, and you don't get your pack dirty.
What are these ninja water shoes? Japanese tabis (fishermen shoes). The felt sole clings to wet, mossy rocks better than any other shoe. They can be slippery in mud, however. Best to wear them in the water, not on the hike.
Bugs love you? Got a bite? Ask your guide for AfterBite -- pharmaceutical ammonia that neutralizes the toxin. Takes away the itch. Also very good for bee, spider, scorpion, centipede and hornet stings.
What are flash floods? Sudden, very rapid flooding in streams, due to heavy rainfall. Rare, but get out of the water if your guide blows a whistle. You need to react very quickly and head for high ground. Listen to your guide.
Do you have medical issues? (back, knees, heart, diabetes, pregnancy) Write these down below or tell your guide.
Is tipping the guide common? Yes, this is a service industry. If you're happy with your guide, a 10-15% tip is the best way to show appreciation.
I loved this hike!!! Our guide Jeremy, was funny and informative, he gave us so much information from the time we got on the van, all through the rainforest, and even in the van on the way back to the hotel. He made sure we had everything we needed for our trip. He is so knowledgeable, he showed us the different fruits and plants that grow in the area and about the rainfall totals. Jeremy provided us with bug spray, we used it with the bug repelling bracelets we already had on. He gave us backpacks, water, and snacks too. (We wore water shoes for hiking.) The hike itself is beautiful, green as far as the eye can see. Not difficult, most of the walk is on a clear flat path, just be careful walking over the tree roots and loose rock. We had plenty of time to swim at the 2nd waterfall we saw. Some people even jumped off the cliff. The water was cool and refreshing. I totally recommend this hike.
I can't say enough good things about Morning Waterfall Walk. We took the Short Waterfall "Walk" with our guide, Joel. First of all, the hike was great. We opted for the short hike because we are not exactly in the best hiking shape (thanks, Kansas!), but we still wanted to experience a tropical rain forest. Quite honestly, we didn't really know what to expect. Instead, we were treated to amazing insight into the native plants and animals, not to mention treated to two beautiful waterfalls. It was kind of hard to walk in the slick mud, but we (and Morning Waterfall Walk) were prepared and prepared us, too! **Hint: Don't wear your nice new shoes or flip flops on this hike! You're welcome. :-) I'm not going to lie - we were exhausted at the end of it. That being said, both my kids (ages 11 and 13) still can't stop talking about it. Hiking through a tropical rain forest? CHECK! Getting super muddy (and loving every minute of it)? CHECK! Jumping from waterfalls? CHECK! Carrying on the passion our Joel has for the environment? CHECK! I'm not going to lie here - Joel really was just an incredible guide. From start to finish, he treated us like ?ohana, and we were treated to amazing insight into Hawaii and Maui, listened to the folktales and adsorbed an incredible wealth of knowledge about the Hawaiian language and plants. He is a natural teacher with a knack for storytelling, plus he is just a fascinating guy to talk to. His passion for the island was addictive, and he passed it on to us. Maui ended up being our favorite island, and Morning Waterfall Walk was our favorite excursion. There is no doubt we will be singing praises of Joel, the Short Waterfall Hike, and Morning Waterfall Walk for many years to come!
This tour was long enough and short enough. We had Sarah as our tour guide. She was beautiful smart and island born on Maui. She told our group many stories and history of the island and city of Haiku and Hana. She was friendly and knew the park very very well. Very fun helpful and respectful to tourist that needed extra help with climbing. I highly recommend this tour at anytime of the year even during the rainfall. No wonder it’s rated top best!