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
This waterfall is fenced off for safety's sake, you can take photos, and hang out for a bit, but you can't really approach the falls directly. Very nice photo op. more »
My husband & I are 51 & 61. We hiked this fairly easily coming down. Ropes guide you if you stay on that path. Wear sturdy shoes & understand that coming back was pretty rough so take your time but... 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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