Waialeale Blue Hole Falls Trail is a 4.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Līhuʻe, Kauai, Hawaii that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Length4.9 miElevation gain1,502 ftRoute typeOut & back
HikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingForestRiverViewsWaterfallWildflowersWildlifeMuddyOver grownRockyScramble
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The trailhead for this trail is difficult to reach and other hikers start on Kuamoo Road. Using a guide is recommended for this hike. It can be grueling if not in shape. Wild orchids, ferns, waterfall, mud up to your knees, all combine to make it unforgettable...heaven on earth.

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Ginger Saiki
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It is so wrong to post access to trail heads that are on private property OR to post hikes that are on private property (unless it's okay with the owner). My friend has a farm & people will come biking or hiking on his property and give him attitude. I wouldn't call that helping out our community. Some hikers mention poorly maintained trails; well, some of these trails are NOT DLNR (Dept. of Land & Natural Resources) maintained trails. They need to know this...venture at your own risk! I'm a local (who hikes), born & raised here, & I always stress safety when hiking or venturing out here on beautiful Kaua'i. Your site needs more honesty! I know it's the $$$ for many...guides, sites, etc....sad!!!

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Janice N
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Any recommendations for a guide? (Yes it’s hard. I hike colorado and 14ers) Jlnathome@gmail.com Going Nov 30 2020

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Keith C
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Incredible experience, went with guide. Grueling if not in shape. Need to keep a quick pace - trail is an aerobic workout, non-stop. Wild orchids, ferns, waterfall, mud up to your knees, all combine to make it heaven on earth, unforgettable.

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Justin Sands
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haven’t done it but heard amazing things and want to find a guide or group to do it with. I am a hardcore experienced hiker living and hiking on oahu. Contact justindavidsands@gmail.com if interested. Will be in kauai august 1-9th.

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Zac Hansen
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HikingBugsMuddyOff trailOver grownRockyScrambleWashed out

A true adventure! I loved every grueling minute it!

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Erin Hurley
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HikingMuddyOff trailOver grownRockyScramble

Update - just finished , left parking lot at 415am , got back 7:45! Long , gnarly , muddy , boulder hopping, slippery , parts of so called “trail” off side of river is crazy ! Advise a guide or someone who has done it and tabis are necessary . If you have your mindset and you are experienced do it .

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Erin Hurley
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Interested in doin this hike with my boyfriend july 18,19 ,or 20th .. a little hesitant even though i have experience hiking long distance never hiked up a river where i can get lost or flooded out! Anybody interested in going ? Would be doing the full thing from parking lot i guess starting at 4am to make it out by dark. Cant seem to find a guide.. coming from oahu. Hurleygirl471982@gmail.com

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John Langan
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HikingBugsMuddyOver grownRocky

Amazing. There is absolutely no hike like this one. Felt hiking boots are a must. A guide is recommended. Lots of very VERY muddy and SLIPPERY spots. The reward for the hike is spectacular. Don’t attempt to bring any vehicle to the beginning of the trail unless you can get through 3-5 feet of water. Lots of helicopters. You might hear 5-10 on your way in. If you’re an experienced hiker. DO THIS HIKE.

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Larissa Rossen
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Had to walk from the bridge because the road was closed. A long walk but worth it to have it to ourselves.

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Sunlay Perez
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HikingFloodedMuddyRocky

We rented a Wrangler and an awesome tour guide “Woogie”. I would have never attempted this hike without those two things. Is impossible to get to the start of the trail without a lifted 4x4. Once in the trail there were some obstacles that you wouldn’t know how to get pass. The guide gave a special kind of shoes that was design for water and rocks, which are a must. He also took us through some really fun waterfalls besides the Blue hole. Overall It was the best experience of my life.

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Nichole Fragala
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HikingBlowdownOver grownRockyScramble

You have to walk up the road (4.8 miles) to even get to the trail head because the bridge is closed. The trail is over grown and hard to find along the river. We had a local friend that had done it before with a god and left marks on his gps. You could probably just walk the river up if you wanted to. From the closed bridge that we parked at to blue hole (guardian falls) it was roughly 6.5 miles. We didn’t make it to Weeping Walls because we didn’t have enough time.

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Cindy Weldon
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Hiking

Going in Dec 2020 and would like to see this. Not an advanced hiker. Any thoughts??? I would want to hire a local or guide to take lead the way out there. Any suggestions??

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