A more well-known waterfall on the Road to Hana, beautiful Upper Waikani Falls is just a quick scramble from the highway. Fed by the Wailua Nui Stream, its headwaters originate just above the Ko’olau Forest Reserve on Haleakala.
Waikani Falls splits into three falls during low flow times and merges into a single large falls during higher flows. Hence, it is sometimes called “Three Bears Falls.” Transliterated from the Hawaiian language though, “Wai” means water and “kani” means either roaring, strong, or to drink (satisfy thirst).
From the Photographer:
“This is one of the most iconic waterfalls on Maui, nestled into a small alcove of lava rock and fauna it flows most of the year. I shot this in the morning just after sunrise with a Canon 5D MK II and 17-40L lens. Have a great day! Aloha!”