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Wailua Falls, Lihue

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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. Use our Lihue itinerary builder to add Wailua Falls and other attractions to your Lihue vacation plans.
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  • The waterfall is easy to approach by car. Take your pictures, that's it. Mind the rainbow when the sun is shining.  more »
  • Indefinitely worth the short ride there near our hotel in Lihue. Guy selling fresh coconut water, ate our subs on side of road and saw a beautiful falls. Park on side of road.Worth it!  more »
  • We drive to the falls & stopped on the way at vantage points. Large & gushing a lot of water when we visited. The area had rain got 2 weeks before. Nice outing.  more »