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.
Wailua Falls reviews
On our last day on Kauai, we wanted to see more sights, but we were pretty tired from all our adventures. A local suggested this waterfall because you can easily view it from the road. It’s a nice... more »
You can drive up to the falls and there is a great view, if you are careful and in shape you can climb down to the bottom like my 20 year old son did. 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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