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Wailua Falls, Lihue

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#4 of 23 in Nature in Kauai
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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  • Right in this case, because unfortunately you can no longer swim in the pool under the waterfalls! Very nice cases, but it takes a car;)
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  • A little bit out of the way and a bit cramped parking, but the beauty of this waterfall makes it a must-see when on the island. In addition to the overlook providing great views of the falls, there we...  more »
  • Just a short drive down a narrow road, be careful. Parking can get tight on a busy day so mid week is best. This is the falls that were shown at the beginning of the old TV series "Fantasy Island". Wh...  more »

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