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Hiilawe Falls

Address: Honokaa, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Ranked #6 of 11 Attractions in Honokaa
Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
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Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
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Cincinnati
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We were a bit unnerved by some of the guidebooks explanations that this is sacred ground and post phony signs to keep tourists out- I'm glad we went anyways! We had a AWD vehicle but were nervous about taking it down (signs posted indicating AWD not allowed down waiipo valley)- took us 4hrs round trip to hike down, to falls,... More 

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Hawaii
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We are in drought and the falls have not been as active in 2013. And they are stunning, I think the tallest free falling falls in Hawaii.

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Hilo, Hawaii
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

The walk to the falls is through a tropical jungle, worth the trip alone. The falls, particularly after rains, is a breathtaking sight and the access well done.Lock your cars however, and if you aren't athletic, take the left trail.

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