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Gardens in Koʻolau Forest Reserve & Around

Garden of Eden Arboretum

Why pay a steep $15 per person – not per carload, mind you – to visit an arboretum when the entire Road to Hana is a garden? Well, it does offer a tamer version of paradise. The winding paths are neatly maintained, …
Waterfall in Koʻolau Forest Reserve & Around

Puohokamoa Falls

Immediately after the 11-mile marker you’ll pass Puohokamoa Falls. This waterfall no longer has public access, but you can get a glimpse of it from the bridge, or a photogenic bird's-eye view from the Garden of Eden…
Cafe in Koʻolau Forest Reserve & Around

Garden Gourmet Cafe

Starving on the Hana Hwy? Pop into this local secret just before the ticket booth at the Garden of Eden. Here you’ll find pizza, wraps, tacos and daily smoothies. May close on Tuesdays.
Waterfall in Koʻolau Forest Reserve & Around

Haipuaʻena Falls

For a secluded dip, Haipuaʻena Falls, 0.5 miles past the 11-mile marker, provides a deep and serene pool. Since you can’t see the pool from the road, few people know it’s there. So it’s not a bad choice if you forgo…
State Park in Koʻolau Forest Reserve & Around

Kaumahina State Wayside Park

Clean restrooms and a grassy lawn with picnic tables make this roadside park a family-friendly stop. The park comes up 350yd after the 12-mile marker. Take the short walk up the hill past the restrooms for an eye-po…
Landmark in Koʻolau Forest Reserve & Around

Koʻolau Ditch

For more than a century the Koʻolau Ditch has been carrying up to 450 million gallons of water a day through 75 miles of flumes and tunnels from Maui’s rainy interior to the dry central plains. You can get a close-u…
Waterfall in Koʻolau Forest Reserve & Around

Waikamoi Falls

There’s only space for a few cars before the bridge at the 10-mile marker, but unless it’s been raining recently don’t worry about missing this one. The East Maui Irrigation Company diverts water from the stream, so…