Twin Pali Falls


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Updated: January 12, 2016

Location: Located off to the right side of Pali Lookout. Head to the lookout and turn right. Head through the gated area to Old Pali Road. A beautiful waterfall that can be seen from the road after a good rain.

Type: Waterfall Hike

Hike Difficulty: Beginner

Total Time: 30 to 45 minutes to the falls

Distance: 0.5 miles


Things to Consider

  • Kid friendly: yes
  • Pet Friendly: yes
  • Bring bug spray. There are lots of mosquitoes. Especially in the rainy weather.
  • The hike can be dangerous in the rain and very slippery on the steep parts climbing up.
  • Parking at Pali Lookout may cost money if you are not a Hawaii resident.
  • This hike usually flows after a heavy rain. You can tell if there will be a falls or not from the road.

Your hiking backpack

  • Bug Spray
  • 1 Liter of water
  • Snacks
  • GoPro/waterproof camera
  • Extra clothes
  • Towel


Take Pali Highway to the Pali Lookout. Park in the designated parking lot. Parking is free for Hawaii residents, but you need to pay the meter if you are visiting or on vacation. (P.S. I don't think the security guy checks anyways.) Head to Pali Lookout then take a right. Follow the road and you will see a gated area. Head through the gate and follow the road. This is Old Pali Road. Follow the road until you reach a clearing where you can see Pali Highway. You will see a waterfall flowing underneath the road and if you look right, you will be able to see a waterfall in the distance. This is Twin Pali Falls. If there is no waterfall or stream, then do not continue as the chute will be dry when you reach the end.

Our Journey

It had been raining for quite some time now, so we decided to go to the Pali to find a waterfall that hardly ever flows. I have been here so many times to do Likeke Falls, and the Maunawili Demonstration Trail, but I have never see the waterfall flowing. We parked at the Pali Lookout and checked out the view for a bit. The winds were crazy as usual. Then we turned right to head onto Old Pali Road. We followed the road down until we reached the stream. Water was even flowing across the road because it was raining so hard! This was a good sign, and when we looked on the right side the waterfall was in sight! Excitedly, we ventured on and followed the stream that fed Likeke Falls. Don't be intimidated just because you can see the waterfall in the distance. It does take some time to get there because of all the rock hopping and various stream crossings. The falls you see in the beginning is the left side of the falls. As you get closer you will see another falls on the right. If you are lucky enough to catch the falls flowing, it is a beautiful sight! A short hike to a breathtaking waterfall!


























After following Old Pali Road, you reach this clearing.

























Pali Highway down below.






















Check to see if the water is flowing in the stream.

























The stream feeds Likeke Falls down below.
























The left side of Twin Pali Falls can be seen in the distance.






















Rock hopping and stream crossings slows down your pace.




























The stream was flowing! Prepare to get your feet wet!






















You can see both sides of the falls here.






















Twin Pali Falls! After about 40 minutes of hiking through the rain!

























We got soaking wet, but it was worth it!




























An awesome spot for a picture!




























So glad the falls was raging! What a good choice for a hike!




























Selfie in the rain!






















Looking back towards the misty valley.

























Not even a mile to get to this falls. Well worth the hike!






















A final look at Twin Pali Falls before heading back!

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