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Wailua Falls

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Address: Maalo Rd, off Hwy 580, Lihue, Kauai, HI
Activities: Swimming, Viewing wildlife
Description: A popular waterfall attraction.
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Worth the short drive!

Just a zip in the car and you are here. Nice little photo op but if you are low in time just skip it. No biggie but still nice to see! Trail closed to the bottom so go at your own... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
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281 reviews 281 reviews
105 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Just a zip in the car and you are here. Nice little photo op but if you are low in time just skip it. No biggie but still nice to see! Trail closed to the bottom so go at your own risk! We saw wild boars on the trail as well.

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Agoura Hills, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

I've been to this waterfalls once where I had too see one of the the popular waterfalls in Kauai, and the view was not obstructed by overgrown grasses along the side of the road. The local government should do something about these grasses and weeds blocking the beautiful view of a sceninc spot.

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Lansing MI, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Everywhere we visited was beautiful, the fall especially! I loved having the falls as a backdrop for many of my pics!.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The beautiful double barreled waterfall is a must see. I normally prefer remote, hike to sights but these falls are beautiful. I understand there used to be a trail with guide ropes to the bottom, but the state removed them and put yup signs and fencing too keep people out as the trail was muddy, very slippery and badly eroding.... More 

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Grand Rapids, MI
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

These falls are viewed from the road, no long hike. They are beautiful. We were able to see a rainbow at the bottom of the falls.

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Vancouver, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Ok, this is a really neat waterfall, and I do recommend it as it is only 20 minutes off of the highway, but it is a total bummer that you can't get to the bottom and that the view is a little limited.

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Sandpoint, Idaho, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

What a great setting and beautiful drive and hike to the falls. We did a little swimming as well. Love this place!

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Red Bluff, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We drove all around island looking at sights , found this driving up to hike a trail , easy parking and nice little facility , no cost to take look !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Some friends showed up from Oregon, so we drove up the river to check out the falls. There is a nice viewpoint where you can safely park and take your time enjoying the view. I got some nice pictures but would like to have gotten closer.The setting is nice with the mountains behind it.

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Mount Clemens, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Easy to get to, stay behind the barrier. Parking is a little bit of a problem. Follow the signs as you go into Lihue from Kapaa. It is about twisty miles off the main road.

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