4. Puohokamoa Falls
Puohokamoa Falls is a two-tiered waterfall located on the Road to Hana, just past mile marker 10. The upper falls are on private property and closed to the public, but you can still get a glimpse of them from the Garden of Eden arboretum and botanical garden.
The lower falls are much more accessible, but they are still a bit of a hike to get to. The trail is steep and slippery, so it's important to wear good shoes and be careful. Once you reach the bottom, you'll be rewarded with stunning views of the waterfall and its pool.
Tips for visiting Puohokamoa Falls:
- The best time to visit is during the rainy season (November to April), when the falls are at their fullest.
- If you're planning on hiking to the lower falls, be sure to wear good shoes and be careful on the slippery trail.
- There are no restrooms or other facilities at the falls, so be sure to come prepared.
- Please be respectful of the environment and leave no trace.
How to get to Puohokamoa Falls:
Puohokamoa Falls is located on the Road to Hana, just past mile marker 10. There is a small parking area on the side of the road, but it can fill up quickly, especially during the peak season.
Things to do near Puohokamoa Falls:
- Visit the Garden of Eden arboretum and botanical garden.
- Hike to the lower falls.
- Take a swim in the pool at the bottom of the lower falls.
- Have a picnic lunch in the park.
- Visit the nearby town of Hana.
Puohokamoa Falls is named after the Hawaiian word for “hill of the turtle.” The falls are said to be a sacred place to the Hawaiian people.