We did the hike up to the falls first only to return to see that the seven sacred pools had been closed. I find it terribly upsetting that others must tell me where I can or cannot go. There was no rain and no real sign of it coming. Even though I wasn't able to go for a much needed swim - I could appreciate the magic of this place from the sidelines. A must see on your way to Hana. For those reviewers that gave it a bad review based on poor clarity conditions, shame on you. I am so sorry that nature isn't always compliant and servile to your every whim.