【The access bridges have been destroyed and have been replaced by temporary bridges.】
Location: At the 2.5 km marker on Kaohsiung Rural Route No. 132.
The spot is located along the Jhuokou River south of Maolin Village. In the Rukai language it is called "Tubalu". The river flows slowly here, as the limpid water passes over a wide, flat riverbed of thin, soft sand. It is a good place for tourism and recreation. After crossing a suspension bridge and walking upstream along a path for about ten minutes, one will arrive at the Lovers’ Gorge Waterfall. .
The waterfall has a total of five levels, from the bottom to the top, but one can only reach the second level by the steps along the side. The lush forest, steep slopes, stunning mountain views and cascades of flowing water make this an ideal spot for summer vacationers. The surroundings are peaceful and cool; the clouds of mist from the waterfall make the summer heat disappear. On the side of the waterfall there is a pavilion for visitors to take a rest after swimming or to just enjoy the beautiful scenery. On holidays, it is a popular place for sight seeing, mountain climbing and river trekking. It is a scenic spot for recreation and avoiding the summer heat in southern Taiwan.
After climbing the stairs and continuing on, one arrives at the Rainbow Falls, so named because in good weather the sunshine refracting in the spray from the falls creates a rainbow for a few hours around noon. The beautiful rainbow is said to resemble a silk cloth woven by fairies.
At the 2.5 km marker on the Kaohsiung Rural Route No. 132
Take the Pingtung Passenger Co. bus bound for Maolin or Dajin from Pingtung, and get off at Maolin.