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Wailua Falls, Lihue

4.4
#3 of 31 in Nature in Kauai
Although Wailua Falls once served as a jumping point for proving manhood, today the natural wonder is a popular destination for hikers and photographers. Normally, the falls split into two streams, and occasionally break into three; they can become one wild stream during particularly rainy periods. A short walk from the parking area will deliver you to a view from above. A longer hike down through the forest gives you a view from the bottom up. This hike is steep, muddy, and slippery, so it is usually discouraged. If you decide to give it a try, take plenty of water and bug spray. Plan trip to Lihue with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • We really enjoyed driving to the falls, which were amazing (even saw a rainbow)! You can't hike to the bottom anymore, which was just as well for us due to recent rain storms and muddy trail...  more »
  • It is a quick stop but a must see. There is not a lot of parking so going early helps. People don't stay long so even if you don't see a spot give it a couple of minutes and one will open up. You.....  more »
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  • The hike down was a bit hard. I wouldn’t recommend if you are hurt. The view down there was amazing.
  • Beautiful falls. You can actually get this view just from driving all the way up, no hiking!
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