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“Lovely and convenient falls” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Opaekaa Falls

Opaekaa Falls
Kauai, HI
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Merritt Island, Florida
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“Lovely and convenient falls”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

As others have said, these falls are easily accessible and worth the five minute drive from the main highway. However, do not expect to be able to hike the trails as they are now closed. Of course the falls are more spectacular after heavy rains!

Visited December 2013
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“Great Photo Opp”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

Definitely check out Opaekaa Falls. It is the waterfall for everyone since you can easily drive to it and see it from a lookout. Its about a 5 minute drive from the main highway and is an excellent photo opportunity. If you go during the right time of year you will see a nice flow. Unfortunately hiking trails to the pool are closed as many people have lost their lives, so this is the closest you can get.

Visited July 2013
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“It's 5 minutes off the main highway - do it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

This is a no-brainer. Go see these falls, and also check out the beautiful valley along the way. About a 5-minute drive from the main highway a few miles north of Lihue airport. I believe there are some trails, and a nice park too. Sorry-I was in a rush!

Visited November 2013
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“Really pumping after several days of rain”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013 via mobile

Just drive up and view. Worth a stop, especially after lot of rain. It was a bit muddy with heavy flow. There is adequate parking and facilities.

Visited November 2013
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“Easiest falls to see”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Located close to the Marriott Courtyard with free parking. No fee for viewing. No hiking for viewing! TOI's available.

Visible from the street and parking lot, how easy does that get. These are well worth the visit, but don't plan to stay too long. Across the street is a viewing stand for the Wailua River. Make sure to do that too, while parked here!

Visited October 2013
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