If you’re on the Road to Hana, the Puohokamoa Falls is a can’t miss tourist destination. Located between the 10-11 mile marker on the Hana Highway, the Puohokamoa Falls is actually two impressive waterfalls: the Upper Puohokamoa & Lower Puohokamoa Falls. The two hundred feet of cascading waters is truly a sight to behold!
The Upper Puohokamoa Falls used to be a favorite stop on the Road to Hana because it was one of the most accessible waterfalls on the island. Although, it’s now located on private property and is fenced off from the public. However, great photos of the Upper Puohokamoa Falls can be taken from the Garden of Eden Arboretum, a lush botanical garden (however, it is a paid attraction).
The Lower Puohokamoa Falls is a little trickier to find. These falls are hidden below the Hana Highway. There is a lookout point after mile marker 10 when driving towards Hana, which can provide a good view from the highway. There is also a trail that leads to the lower pool, however, due to rough terrain, hiking is not advised. Expert hikers only!
If you do make it to the pool, remember to not drink the water and keep the water out of open wounds and eyes. This is due to Leptospirosis bacteria, which is commonly found in freshwater streams and waterfalls.