The Hawaiian islands stand squarely
in the path of the wet, northeastery
trade winds which shed their moisture-laden
burden on the land with unrivaled
vigor, Mount Waialeale, on the
island of Kauai, is the wettest
place on earth. This seasonal
deluge, combined with a steep,
porous volcan landscape, bestows
Hawaii with some of the most dramatic
waterfalls to be found anywhere.
The flow of water perpetuates
itself: as water carves out more
of the land, waterfalls plunge
even farther. 
is a waterfall on the island of O'ahu
in Hawai'i, featuring a vertical drop
of about 150 feet (46 m). It is accessible
from the nearest road by a hike of
approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km).
The hike passes through many ecosystems
and feels like an arboretum. At the
bottom of the falls there is a tiny
pool good for wading. The path is
often slippery and muddy, and flash
floods are prone to occur anytime.
is a tiered waterfall in Hawaii located
on the northern shore of the island
of Molokai. The waterfall is the tallest
in the state, about 2165 feet (660
meters) tall, although often only
1749 feet of its drop are counted
as the main fall.
(or Hi'ilawe Waterfall) is one of
the tallest and most powerful waterfalls
in Hawaii located on the Big Island.
The waterfall drops about 1,450 feet
(442m) with a main drop of 1,201 feet
(366m), into Waipio Valley on Lalakea
Stream. Lalakea Stream above the falls
has been diverted for irrigation purposes
so the falls can be dry even during
the wet spring in March.
is a 83-foot waterfall located in
Kauai, Hawaii that feeds into the
Wailua River. There is a path to the
bottom of the falls, but it is muddy,
slippery and dangerous. Some hikers
have strung ropes along the path,
but officials come by every so often
and cut them. In ancient times, Hawaiian
men would jump from the top of the
falls to prove their manhood. There
is another waterfall nearby named
The Falls were featured
on the opening credits of the television
show Fantasy Island.
is a waterfall located on
the Wailua River in Wailua River State
Park on the eastern side of the Hawaiian
island of Kauai. It is a 151–foot
waterfall that flows over basalt from
volcanic eruptions millions of years
ago. Below the ridge down into the
ravine through which the water falls
can be seen the vertical dikes of
basalt that cut through the horizontal
Koloa lava flows. The name "Opaeka'a"
means rolling shrimp, " 'opae"
being Hawaiian for "shrimp,"
and "ka'a" for "rolling".
The name dates back to days when the
native freshwater shrimp Atyoida bisulcata
were plentiful in the stream and were
seen rolling and tumbling down the
falls and into the churning waters
at the fall's base.
Visually, this is a
spectacular waterfall and is one of
the island's few waterfalls that can
be seen from the road. It flows year
round and therefore is not seasonal.
Most of the time it falls in a double
cascade but the two sides may become
one after a heavy rain. There is a
highway overlook which provides a
panoramic view of the 40-foot (12
m) wide falls and the valley below.
The best time of day to see the falls
is in full sunlight when the water
sparkles the most. If the day is cloudy
the view is less spectacular.
is a 200 foot (61m) horsetail waterfall
on the island of Maui in Hawaii. It
runs on the Ohe'o Gulch stream.
The falls is accessed by the Pipiwai
is located in Hilo, Hawaii. It is
80 feet (24 m) tall, and almost 100
feet (30 m) in diameter.
At Rainbow Falls, the
Wailuku river rushes into a large
pool below. The gorge is blanketed
by lush, dense tropical foliage and
the turquoise colored pool is bordered
by beautiful wild ginger. The fall
is accessed by a hike down a slippery
path made of stone that ends at the
Rainbow falls flows
over a natural lava cave, the mythological
home to Hina, an ancient Hawaiian
goddess. The Rainbow falls derives
its name from the fact that, on misty
mornings, one can see beautiful rainbow
spanning the waterfall.
This is 400ft+
Waimoku Falls the highest accessable
waterfall on maui. To get here drive
to Haleakela National Park past Hana.
The trail is above the main parking
area. See rangers for any questions.