Pua’a Ka’a State Park


About Pua’a Ka’a State Park


Five miles east of Kahului, Maui, is a state park just 5 acres large. Pua’a Ka’a State Park features scenic pools, waterfalls and rainforest. The park, located in the northern slopes of Mt. Haleakala at an elevation of 1,200 feet, is not too far from Hana Town along the Hana Highway. (Photo: JoshBerglund19/Flickr)


Pua’a Ka’a means open laughter in Hawaiian, a symbol of the playful wild animals, like chicken and mongoose, that frolic about the park.

Facts & Trivia

  • Island: Maui
  • Duration: About 10-15 minutes.
  • Amenities: Restrooms, picnic tables, trash cans.
  • Insider Tip: Some of the parks best waterfalls require a little hiking, but its worth it!
  • What to Expect: Stunning waterfalls and Haleakala Rainforest