A waterfall with a large cavern behind it at Twin Falls in East Maui.

Twin Falls Hiking Trail in East Maui

Twin Falls is one of the easiest and shortest waterfall hikes you’ll find in East Maui. Although there are myriad waterfalls here, the two main ones are most accessible for visitors. Here are detailed directions to both, advice for going further along the trail, and a few area tips.

Inside the dense bamboo forest of East Maui.

Hiking in the Bamboo Forest of East Maui

This challenging hike through Maui’s bamboo forest isn’t for everyone: there are steep slopes, deep forests, and even streams to traverse, but those who manage to find and stick to the trail are well-rewarded by the experience and the waterfalls of Na‘ili‘ili haele (bamboo forest)!

Volcanic rocks show through the sand at Secret Beach on Kauai.

The Best Beaches in Kilauea, Kaua‘i

The north shore holds Kaua‘i’s most exotic beaches. Each one is covered in a thick blanket of white sand lining clear blue water, and many boast perfect waves for surfers. All are great for tanning and picnicking, many are wonderful for snorkeling, and a lot are ideal for surfing.

The Kuilau Trail snakes around a ridge in verdant Kauai.

Hiking Trails Around Kapa‘a, Kaua‘i

Hiking trails around Kapa‘a, Kaua‘i offer a pleasant range of difficulty and some truly worth-the-hike sights; one aptly-named trail rewards you with a refreshing dip in a bubbling waterfall pool. If you haven’t come equipped for a more challenging hike or would like a guide on the trails, there are a few outfitters able to meet your needs.

Stones are visible in the clear water of Cathedral Lake which reflects the peak in the background.

Best Hikes in Yosemite

These hikes in Yosemite are a smorgasbord of short, rewarding hikes to full-day long-haul challenges, with a nice selection in between to satisfy everyone.