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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Wailua Falls reviews
Even though it rained everyday we visited - it is always beautiful in Hawaii. Took an island tour of Kauai with one of the locals and it was one of the best experiences we had. Also, loved the... more »
Incredibly beautiful! Easy to get to, to see it from above. Definitely worth seeing even if from a bit of a distance. more »
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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