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Hike-in Required
No
Open Year-round
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ADA accessible
Yes
Guided tours
No
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If you are on the island of Kauai, Wailua Falls is worth a quick stop. While it is a beautiful waterfall, a quick stop is likely the only thing you will do, as there are options for little else at this destination besides walking from the parking lot to the cliffside viewpoint.

Wailua Falls itself is a 173-foot waterfall. Most often it cascades into two streams so that it appears to be two parallel waterfalls. When there is an increased amount of rain, the increased water level makes the falls look more as one large and powerful falls. In addition, Wailua Falls may be recognizable for TV fans of the long running series Fantasy Island, as the destination is featured during the show’s opening credits. 

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

High

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

Powerfull falls. Near Lihue Airport. Easily accessible from parking lot.

Cons

Often crowded. Minimal options besides viewpoint.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Address

State Hwy 583
Kapaa, HI 96746
United States

Features

Big vistas
Waterfalls
ADA accessible

Location

Field Guide

Comments

07/01/2018
Although not a sanctioned trail, many people wander down to the pool below the lookout.
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