Maui Journals

Twin Falls Hike on the road to Hana

A travel journal to Maui by Foxboro Marmot

Quote: Get off the beaten track with this 20 minute hike to two waterfalls. Serious hikers will find this ridiculously easy and insignificant while the halt, lame and infirm will find this brutally impossible. If you're in the middle, trust me, it'll be fun.

Twin Falls Hike on the road to Hana

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Overview

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The road to Hana winds back and forth from Kahalui to Hana. Typical conditions range from wind and sun in Hookapia, to sun in Paia then clouds and overcast conditions closer to Hana. Hey, what did you expect? The coast by Hana is considered pretty close to rain forest isn't it? Anyhow, the absolute BEST thing to do on the trip to Hana is to stop and explore a bit. I recommend taking a walk up to Twin Falls. It's easy to find, only two miles beyond where Route 36 becomes Route 360, the weather will almost always be better than further down the road, and there's no signs of water contamination. Some of the other streams further along have signs saying the water is contaminated. I understand ...Read More

Paia Shave Ice

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Restaurant

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Shave ice is a Hawaiian institution and perhaps the best practitioner on Maui is the shave ice guy in Paia. Just ask him. His only competition on the island are Tobi's in Kihei and Lorraine's in Kahakuloa - but Tobi has drifted away from the purity of the ice and Lorraine is only open June through August. Shave ice is something like slush or a snow cone but has its own texture and tastes. I still want to do an entry on shave ice in general but don't miss this place. Coming back from Hana go through the one stop light in Paia and look on the left.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 22, 2000

Paia Shave Ice
Route 36
Maui, Hawaii

Hiking to Twin Falls

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Story/Tip

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The trail starts at the parking lot, where you climb over a gate, past a No Trespassing sign and follow a path through a small open field. Soon the trail connects to a dirt road that tracks gently uphill. There are a few side roads, but you'll easily recognize which is the main road and which are driveways. Soon enough you'll probably hear people off to the left. Small paths lead down to the stream and people pick out a private pool of their own. Local courtesy calls for you to find your own pool instead of intruding on others, but there are enough to pick from - just move upstream a bit more. At least one of the pools has a rope swing, but it looked too short to be useable - perha...Read More