Pua'a Kaa State Wayside Park

Pua'a Kaa State Wayside Park | Road to HanaThe Park

What starts as a needed bathroom break can end up a fun little side adventure while on the Road to Hana. Once again, take advantage of these bathrooms as they come up. No one wants to wait hours for the next bathroom!


Across the street from the bathrooms, you'll find a small trail that leads to a small waterfall and small swimming hole. Don't expect this to be an epic photo opportunity, but these 5 acres are a great place to walk around a bit and cool off with a quick swim!



There are picnic tables here, and you'll find a few friendly cats to keep you company. If you packed a lunch, this might be a nice to hang for a bit!

puaa kaa state park composite


We recognize the use of diacritical markings of the (modern) Hawaiian language including the ʻokina [ʻ] or glottal stop and the kahakō [ō] or macron (e.g., in place names of Hawaiʻi such as Lānaʻi). However, you may notice these diacritical markings have been omitted on some parts of this website to ensure the best online experience for our visitors. We recognizes the importance of using these markings to preserve the language and culture of Hawaii and respectfully uses them in all communications beyond the online platform.

Hana Maui businesses

Free Road to Hana eBook

Hana Tours

Have Hana locals that truly know the best of Hana show you their home and beyond!

Road to Hana tours

Skyline Hawaii

With courses at both Haleakala and Kaanapali, your unforgettable zipline experience is just down the road!

Skyline Hawaii

The R2H CD

Let this guide lead you to adventure and romance along the road to Hana, Maui.

Hana Guide

Maui Roadsters

The ultimate car rentals ideal for your drive along the Road to Hana.

Speedster Rentals