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Hawaii Rivers Map
Description : Hawaii Rivers Map showing all the major rivers and lakes flowing through the Hawaii state of USA. Disclaimer
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  Rivers in Hawaii  
River County Reach Length (miles) Description
Paukauila SystemOahuFrom mouth to source, including tributaries.41Aquatic-Diverse population of sensitive native aquatic species. Evidence of spawning by native amphidromous fish species. Actual mileage is 41.35.
Wailuku RiverHawaiiMouth to source26The longest and largest river in the State, the Wailuku rises on the slopes of Mauna Kea at the 10,800 foot elevation and descends to sea level in 26 miles. There are several waterfalls, the most notable of which are Rainbow Falls and the Boiling Pots (a series of small falls and pools). Hunting for wild game is reknowned in the upper and middle reaches. The lower river is used for swimming and tubing.
Honolii StreamHawaiiFrom mouth to source, including tributaries.18Aquatic-Diverse population of sensitive native aquatic species. Presence of candidate endangered species 'Lentipes concolor'.
Hanalei RiverKauaiMouth to source14Extremely photogenic stream displaying historic taro agricultural practices within the Hanalei National Wildlife Refuge. Possesses an important estuary with outstanding fishery values.
Kolekole StreamHawaiiMouth to source12The stream contains the State's highest waterfall, the 420 foot Akaka Falls within Akaka Falls State Park. The stream corridor in this area passes through a lush rain forest containing several varieties of orchids. Other waterfalls also are located on the main stem and side tributaries. Kolokole Beach Park is located at the mouth.
Kalihiwai RiverKauaiFrom mouth to source, including tributaries.10Aquatic-Excellent habitat for native aquatic species. Diverse population of sensitive native aquatic species. Actual mileage is 10.03.
Palikea Stream Including Pipiwai Stream and Oheo GulchMauiMouth to source including Pipiwai Stream and Ohea Gulch10Scenic stream system offering numerous waterfallls and plunge pools. Popular "Seven Pools" area is nationally renowned and associated trails offer hiking opportunities to visitors of Haleakala National Park.
Hanawi StreamMauiMouth to source including the two major source tributaries9Scenic stream flowing through an undeveloped dense forest and over several waterfalls (one drops more than 150 feet). May be the most pristine stream left in the State with cold, clear, spring-fed water and a great diversity of native stream fauna.
Koaie StreamKauaiConfluence with Waimea Stream to source9Headwaters are in the Alakai Swamp. Possesses long level reaches with several meadows. Flows are relatively large. Scenic values are high, especially as it approaches the famous Waimea Canyon area also known as the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific".
Lumahai RiverKauaiMouth to source8This scenic stream flows from remote precipitous headwaters, through a moderate gradient boulder strewn riffle and pool area, and terminates in the most pristine estuary in the State. The upper drainage flows through wild rain forest containing nearly all native flora. Lumahai Beach is very popular both with residents and tourists and is one of the most photographed spots on Kauai.
Waialae StreamKauaiConfluence with Waimea Stream to junction of Halehaha and Halepaakai Streams8Source tributaries originate in the Alakai Swamp. Flows over several waterfalls, through meadows and down to its confluence with Waimea Stream. Lower reaches exhibit the scenic grandeur of the Waimea Canyon area.
Honomu StreamHawaiiFrom mouth to source.6Aquatic-Diverse population of sensitive native aquatic species. Presence of candidate endangered species 'Lentipes concolor'.
Kaawalii StreamHawaiiFrom mouth to source.6Aquatic-Diverse population of sensitive native aquatic species. Presence of candidate endangered species 'Lentipes concolor'.
Kahana StreamHonolulu (On Oahu)Mouth to source6One of the largest streams on the island of Oahu, yet it is still relatively undeveloped. Possess one of the few well-defined and undeveloped estuaries in the State of Hawaii. Community along lower reaches still retains historic character, and the State has advanced plans to incorporate it into a state park and cultural interpretation center.
Kaiwilahilahi StreamHawaiiFrom mouth to source.6Aquatic-Presence of candidate endangered species 'Lentipes concolor'.
Kapia StreamMauiFrom mouth to source, including tributaries.6Aquatic-Diverse population of sensitive native aquatic species. Presence of candidate endangered species 'Lentipes concolor'.
Paheehee StreamHawaiiFrom mouth to source.6Aquatic-Diverse population of sensitive native aquatic species.
Kahakuloa StreamMauiMouth to source5Representative primitive stream of West Maui; one of only two streams on West Maui that harbors populations of indigenous aquatic animals. Watershed and stream are being utilized in traditional Hawaiian agricultural and fisheries practices.
Pelekunu StreamMauiFrom mouth to source, including tributaries.5Aquatic-Excellent habitat for native aquatic species. Evidence of spawning by native amphidromous fish species. Diverse population of sensitive native aquatic species.
Hanakapiai StreamKauaiMouth to source4Flows though a large valley with spectacular waterfalls and a broad sandy beach at the stream mouth. Popular stream for hiking and camping on the Na Pali coast.
Kaluanui StreamHonolulu (On Oahu)Mouth to source4One of the few streams on Oahu with a rich complement of native stream fauna. The trail to Sacred Falls, within a State Park, is a popular route for both tourists and local residents
Manoloa StreamHawaiiFrom mouth to source.4Aquatic-Diverse population of sensitive native aquatic species. Presence of candidate endangered species 'Lentipes concolor'. 
Ninole StreamHawaiiFrom mouth to source.4Aquatic-Presence of candidate endangered species 'Lentipes concolor'.
Waikolu StreamKalawaoEntire segment within Kalaupapa National Historical Park4Has all required indicator species. Has status of "Priority Aquatic Sites" (The Nature Conservancy of Hawaii).
Waimanu StreamHawaiiMouth to source4One of the few relatively undisturbed streams in the State, the Waimanu is designated by the State as an estuarine sanctuary with virtually the entire stream area under State ownership. There are historic remains of native Hawaiian habitation and use.
Halawa StreamMaui (On Molokai)Mouth to source3This scenic stream flows over Moaula Falls through the broad Halawa Valley, and into an estuary before emptying into Halawa Bay.
Hanakapiai StreamKauaiFrom mouth to source.3Aquatic-Excellent habitat for native aquatic species. Presence of candidate endangered species 'Lentipes concolor'. Diverse population of sensitive native aquatic species. Evidence of spawning by native amphidromous fish species.
Kapehu StreamHawaiiFrom mouth to source.3Aquatic-Presence of candidate endangered species 'Lentipes concolor'.
Nualolo Aina StreamKauaiMouth to source3Extremely scenic, primitive stream flows through the Na Pali-Kona Forest Reserve and out to the Na Pali coast. The stream is accessible only by foot or boat.
Opea StreamHawaiiFrom mouth to source.3Aquatic-Diverse population of sensitive native aquatic species. Presence of candidate endangered species 'Lentipes concolor'.
Wailau StreamMaui (On Molokai)Mouth to junction of Pulena and Waiakeakua Streams3North coast stream accessible only by boat or by trail from the south side of the Island. Broad, undeveloped valley with many endemic plant and animal species.
Kalalau StreamKauaiMouth to source2Outstanding scenic values representative of the breathtaking Na Pali coast. Watershed is visible from Kalalau lookout but remains primitive with no road access.
Kawainui Stream (Papalaua Valley)Maui (On Molokai)Mouth to source2This scenic stream, representative of a narrow valley stream on Molokai and known for its spectacular waterfall, Papalaua Falls, drops 1,700 feet in elevation in a quarter mile before leveling off in Papalaua Valley and flowing into the Pacific Ocean.
Koloa GulchOahuFrom mouth to source.2Aquatic-Diverse population of sensitive native aquatic species. Actual mileage is 2.33.
Ohe'o Gulch StreamMauiEntire segment within Haleakala National Park1Has high quality natural and cultural values.
Kapehu StreamHawaiiFrom mouth to source.1Aquatic-Presence of candidate endangered species 'Lentipes concolor'.
Limahuli StreamKauaiFrom mouth to source.1Aquatic-Diverse population of sensitive native aquatic species. Actual mileage is 0.75 miles.
Hanakoa StreamKauaiFrom mouth to source.0Aquatic-Diverse population of sensitive native aquatic species. Presence of candidate endangered species 'Lentipes concolor'. Actual mileage is 0.47 miles.
Honolewa StreamMauiFrom mouth to source.0Aquatic-Diverse population of sensitive native aquatic species.Presence of candidate endangered species 'Lentipes concolor'.
Wailau StreamMauiFrom mouth to source.0Aquatic-Diverse population of sensitive native aquatic species. Presence of candidate endangered species 'Lentipes concolor'.

Source: https://www.nps.gov/

Last Updated On: February 18, 2017

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