Would recommend issa dope waterfall

Trail CLOSED, fenced off, possible $1000 fine!!!

hiking
1 month ago

NO FLIP-FLOPS. Use excellent hiking shoes, or go barefoot if necessary. We picked up SEVEN shredded flip-flops that people had ditched at different points along the way down, because they were making it worse.

Otherwise, don't go if it's raining or has rained a lot recently; go slow no matter what; and enjoy both the stunning pool swim at the base of the falls AND the easy-going hike along the left-side rocks that lead you around and behind the falls. Amazing.

My girlfriend and me hiked down this trail today and it was definitely worth it! It's correct that it is pretty steep and also slippery when wet. How long it takes you to get down there depends on how experienced you are in rough terrain. For most people it will be around 10-15 minutes. Good shoes are very recommended!
Down by the warerfalls it was so impressing that i ran back up to the car to get the camera. Also bring bathing clothes!

How to get down:
When you are up by the parking lot you will see a fence on the right side of the small stone wall. You can crawl around here and go down but i would recommend the other way which is on the right side of said fence. It comes out to the same trail but the beginning is easier.

If you wear decent shoes it is really not that hard to get down there and it is really a great experience!

Btw: The trail is closed so it is not allowed to go there but most people don't care.

This was a great hike with rewarding views! Follow the locals route which is equipped with ropes to help you down the steep rocky/muddy/root-filled descent. The trail starts where the chain link fence meets the waist-high rock wall that you have to jump over. Be prepared to get muddy and wear sturdy shoes. Wear your bathing suit if you want to swim at the base of the waterfall! My husband and I did this trail this week and loved it! If it's raining, it will be an especially tough hike. I recommend going in drier weather if possible.

First let me start by saying looking at this from above is breath taking. Second, the locals said the trail map we have on this app takes 30-45 and they suggested the 'locals way'. That is a short 15-20 minutes fierce vertical descent with ropes. Park then walk by the hand railing looking at the waterfall to the chain link fence. Where the chain link starts HOP over the railing and walk along the chain link to the 'big ditch' . Head down from there. And you are GOLDEN!!!!! This was the highlight of my 18&16 year old's trip to Kauai. We LOVED IT! Once we sent down a crew of all ages followed. Do it: you won't regret it

hiking
1 month ago

on Wailua Falls Trail

hiking
1 month ago

You have to hike down. It is dangerous but take your time. Very worth the swim!

Awesome view of the fall

trail running
3 months ago

on Wailua Falls Trail

4 months ago

This was by far the best hike we did. Yes a little sketchy but totally worth it.

7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

fairly simple trail thanks to those who installed ropes. without them the trail would have been difficult, if not impossible.

Only go if you are experienced & not afraid of steep hills & holding onto roots & rocks along the way. Not recommended by locals as it is no longer maintained. Thank god for the volunteers who added the ropes, impossible without them. The waterfall is amazing but definitely very difficult & slippery to get down & back up. Do not go on a rainy day.

9 months ago

Very difficult trail with erosion and very slippery and steep. Basically climbed down using the roots and rocks as holds. The trail leads to the bottom of the waterfall. View from the bottom is spectacular when sunny. The water was refreshing and you definitely need a dip after getting down there. Challenging but worth it.