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Wailua Falls, Lihue

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Waterfall · Nature / Park
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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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  • This is really pretty and not far from where most people are driving though. It's just a few miles off the main road. There is not enough parking, but when we were there everyone was considerate and.....  more
    This is really pretty and not far from where most people are driving though. It's just a few miles off the main road. There is not enough parking, but when we were there everyone was considerate and.....  more »
  • Easy to get to the waterfall. Unfortunately you cannot see the full thing from above on the road. Would still recommend as it is a short drive to see it. 
    Easy to get to the waterfall. Unfortunately you cannot see the full thing from above on the road. Would still recommend as it is a short drive to see it.  more »
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  • Crowded, hard to view but very pretty.
  • Beautiful but it was hard to get a good shot of the falls with the overgrown brush on the side of the road

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