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The Legend of Hiilawe Falls

Breathtaking, magical. Thank you to our guide Malia for sharing the legend behind these beautiful waterfalls!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Honolulu, Hawaii
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Breathtaking, magical. Thank you to our guide Malia for sharing the legend behind these beautiful waterfalls!!

Thank rjkp2016
Lincoln, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

This waterfall can be seen at the Waipio Valley Lookout or if you have a 4WD vehicle you can drive down to the Hiilawe Falls to get a closer look and there are also tours that you can sign up for to explore this gorgeous area.

Thank triunitedstates
San Jose, California
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

It's a must see ,photos from the top are great but once your walking on the black sandy beach .WOW , the drive down is like The Indiana Jones ride at Disney Land on steroids .

Thank Jim W
Golva, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Take the hike! Absolutely beautiful scenery. Not many people. It's a jungle trek on a good path. Birds everywhere.

Thank BadlandNoDak
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

The hike to the waterfalls crosses private property. And a hiker lost her life in December 2014 while hiking up. We just saw the waterfalls at the distance, from the road. They are magnificent.

1 Thank HelenaGuerra
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23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

I don't know if I could hike all the way from the lookout.......I'm older. We got a ride to the turnoff. Highly recommend the 1/4 mile hike in. We saw horses on the way. Thousands of birds. Jungle.

3 Thank Nicalaine B
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We visited last March 2014. We were on our way to take a horseback ride in the valley and in the van we stopped to look at the falls. Had to travel down Waipio Road which lots of people who were driving it had a 4 wheeler, jeep or 4x4. We also walked all the way down to the black... More 

2 Thank Cakeicer
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9 attraction reviews
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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 

8 Thank aeackerm
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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.

4 Thank Jacqueline H
Hilo, Hawaii
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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.

10 Thank 22Kay

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