The surface morphologies of homoepitaxial GaN films grown by molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) on metalorganic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) grown GaN template layers were investigated, using atomic force microscopy (AFM). Typical surface morphology of MBE-grown films on MOCVD-templates was dominated by spiral hillocks due to the high density of dislocations having a screw character and large driving force of MBE growth. Introduction of the AlN multiple interlayer (AlN -MIL) into MBE-GaN layers suppressed the formation of spiral hillocks. It was attributed to obstructing the dislocation propagation by AlN-MIL. Migration enhanced epitaxy (MEE) growth of GaN also reduced the density and tightness of spiral hillocks. This observation was attributed to that MEE growth technique decreased the driving force of growth.