You will reach the falls after a 25 minute hike through tropical paradise. Although most people think this is a park, the property known as "Twin Falls" is a 38 acres private property that is shared with the public free of charge by the gracious farm owners. It is a premier stop on the "Hana Highway" journey, though this spot is a perfect destination all its' own for waterfall hikes. Parking is along one of the two pull out areas just past mile marker 2 on the right hand-side of the roadway.
At a Glance:
Highlights: An easy to find and popular hiking location at the beginning of the famous scenic drive to Hana, waterfalls, and a great fruit stand with local treats.
Location: Just past mile marker 2 on the Hana Highway, 10 miles from Pa'ia
Equipment: Sturdy shoes, rain gear, water and food.
Reservations: None needed, open sunrise to sunset.
Cost: No fees, but fruit stand proceeds benefit the land.
Where to start:
Access to the hikes is adjacent to the fruit stand truck, read the cautionary signs at the gate and feel free to ask the fruit stand for a conditions update if it has been raining especially. The first falls is a short 10 minute walk, making a left as you cross the first open field at the entry of the property. The longer walk here is approximately 1.5 miles round trip. Follow the gravel farm road through the property until it reaches a painted boulder at the fork in the road, go left and follow the pathway along the irrigation ditch. As you approach the waterfall, you will forge a small stream crossing. If the water is above the knee, there is a risk of flash flood and the stream should not be crossed. The actually "Twin Falls" is the bottom most short-hike option, and is only a twin when the water flow is high.
Take route 36, the "Hana Highway" East out of Paia. Follow for approximately 8 miles until the roads mile markers reset, changing into route 360. Follow route 360 just past mile marker 2 and look for parking on the right side off the roadway.