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Mt. Waialeale, Hanalei

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#27 of 31 in Nature in Kauai
Mountain · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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  • We set off in search of the blue hole hike to the weeping wall with very unclear directions...not truly knowing how hard this was going to be. Fortunately we were able to drive all the way up the the....  more
    We set off in search of the blue hole hike to the weeping wall with very unclear directions...not truly knowing how hard this was going to be. Fortunately we were able to drive all the way up the the....  more »
  • I had a wonderful time hear with my husband on our honeymoon. We had a romantic helicopter ride around the island and got to see the misty airs and Mt. Waialeale close up. I recommend it was great... 
    I had a wonderful time hear with my husband on our honeymoon. We had a romantic helicopter ride around the island and got to see the misty airs and Mt. Waialeale close up. I recommend it was great...  more »
  • We were fortunate to have good weather and no rain during a helicopter tour and flew into the old crater of Mt Waialeale. It is impressive with the many narrow waterfalls that cascade down 3000... 
    We were fortunate to have good weather and no rain during a helicopter tour and flew into the old crater of Mt Waialeale. It is impressive with the many narrow waterfalls that cascade down 3000...  more »
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  • The hike to Wai'ale'ale crater was one of the best hikes we have ever done and one of the most beautiful places we have ever seen. Did it with a guide as crossing the river can be very challenging.
  • Stupendous. Unreal. The hike to the weeping wall (Wailua headwall) is difficult (10+ hours round trip from the dam), but chock full of gigantic wateralls.
  • Omg! Didn't even know this place existed. We were out just driving around to catch some views and came across this Kauai gem. It was raining like crazy with heavy winds. I even thought to myself if this was safe lol. All of a sudden the rain stopped and wow. This really is the wettest spot on earth. Floor was moist and there was little wet trails on the ground. View from below amazing! Being up there makes you think how beautiful this island is and you wanna live here some day.
  • The Blue Hole. One of the more grueling and enduring trails there is. You can park at the arboretum and hike the first five-ish miles to the Jurassic Park gate and dam then, from there on out, expect very little guiding as you get to discover and set your own paths to the Guardian Fall and Weeping Wall. There are "trails" here and there that you can follow, but expect to trek through heavy underbrush and ford rivers. Oh yeah, it rains a lot and be wary of flash flooding.
  • We, having been to this lovely island paradise many times, have seen it raining at Wai'ale'ale on our way to Napali by boat. This is our favorite spot on earth. The people of Kauai are special but being diluted by us, unfortunately. Mahalo.

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