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Stopped in for a quick dip on our Road to Hana tour. It was very refreshing. There are lots of rocks, make sure you have some water shoes. Definitely worth the stop.
Good place to stop and use the restrooms. There is also a nice little waterfall just off the road. You might be able to see some idiot jumping off the cliff into the pool (2 idiots on the day we were there).
You can view a waterfall at this stop, which provides ample paved parking, making it easy to get out and stretch your legs after driving about halfway to Kipahulu Visitors' Center. This is one of the few stops with restroom facilities along the road to Hana. (Mile marker 22.6)
The Pua'a Ka's park is a must stop, notwithstanding the fact that they have washroom facilities there the scenery is gorgeous. With the recent abundance of rain the falls were magnificent. Apparently a great spot to swim but on our day a little too cool and windy with more rain.
This is the place to stop if you're looking for a typically Hawaiian swimming hole and waterfall to swim under. The water is from a natural spring, unbelievably clean, but very cold. My kids, walked across the rocks and stayed in the shallow area while I swam out to go under the…