Short Waterfalls Hike

Requires maneuvering uneven ground and rocky stream beds.
Pick-up from West and South Maui hotels for an optional $30 per person. Otherwise meet-up is in central Maui near the airport.
Why We Love It -  If you want to experience Maui waterfalls, but are short on time or not up for the more strenuous hikes, this is the tour for you!

If you want a short, easier hike this favorite is great for the whole family!

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.

Swim in pools under two waterfalls 10 and 20 feet high. Practice 10-foot cannonball jumps from safe rock ledges. Easy one-mile hike round-trip. Great for families, young and old! In rainy seasons there are three waterfalls flowing heavily; in drier times, just two falls flow. Snacks are included.

Enjoy a peaceful trail walk to two exquisite waterfalls
  • Swim (optional) in pools under two waterfalls.
  • Jump from 10-foot rock ledges.
  • Hike one-mile round trip. Great for all ages
  • Enjoy flowing waterfalls.
  • Snacks included.

Our world-class guides are the secret ingredient for your experience; they will entertain and keep you informed throughout your tour. Each of our guides has a true passion for adventure, the island of Maui, and Hawaii's rich culture and history. From jumping off waterfalls to finding native fruits to taste, they will keep the tour comfortable, safe, and above all - fun!

Time: 3 - 4 hours
Length: 1 Mile round trip

Time 9:30 am
Duration 3 - 4 hours
Location Kahului or Hotel pick-up

Please view the cancellation policy and restrictions. You can find addition information in frequently asked questions

Cancellation Policy

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.

Last Minute Bookings

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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. 


Review Summary
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- Nov 2018 -


Our guide's name: Isaiah Extremely knowledgeable, very helpful, went beyond what we expected, great photographer (took an amazing Panoramic) and a true asset to Short Waterfalls Hike. We not only did 2 waterfalls but 3! We had the time and our team was quite fast. The waters were so refreshing, I kept splashing every time I could. Bathrooms= porta potty's (take wipes) they help. Other than that, enjoy the walk and the fruit trees! We had guava, banana's, saw giant avocados, passion fruit- delicious! Our team consisted of 7 ppl, we all happen to be from California! Truly a gem and a must do! We had juicy pineapple and cookies as we drove back to our drop off! They did provide water, snacks and a backpack (we had our own and we brought our water shoes as well, worked out great!) prior to our walk! Thanks Isaiah and thanks Short Waterfalls Hike for accommodating us THAT morning!!!! Cheers from the BAY AREA!

- Oct 2018 -

Lisa L

It was perfect for us, a few hours in the morning and the rest of the day to do other things. Loved the hike, our guide Roger showed us a wide variety of plant. The waterfalls were incredible, plenty of time for swimming. We went back on our own we enjoyed it so much.

- Sep 2018 -

Katherine O

Want a hike the whole family will enjoy? Want to explore the rainforest valley and swim under (and jump into) two waterfalls? Want to learn about the history of Maui and its people along with the current plant, animal, and insect life on Maui? If so, take this perfect tour that will no doubt build lasting fun memories for all! Our guide, Tony, was awesome!! Having lived on Maui for 37 years and working as a guide for the past 12, he brought his passion for Maui and all its wonder to this tour. He enthusiastically drove us to, and walked us through, this wonderful hiking and swimming experience. He got us to swim behind one of the waterfalls, jump off rocks into a plunge pool below, and engaged us in the marvel of Maui :)