Monday, June 17, 2013

Top Hawaii Waterfalls

I hope all of you had a great Father's Day weekend! We sure did!

With Summer in full swing I cant help but day dream about my favorite vacation destination (thus far) -Hawaii. I received an email from Hawaii Magazine and I was just par-oozing their website and found some fun lists I wanted to share. Here are the top 5 (well 7 because some are ties) waterfalls on the islands. Enjoy!

No. 5 (tie)
WAIHI WAILELE (WAIMEA FALLS) 
Where: North Shore (Waimea Valley), Oahu
Height: 45 feet
Access: paved trail (one mile) inside Waimea Valley (operated by Hiipaka) 

KALIUWAA FALLS (SACRED FALLS)
Where: Hauula, Oahu
Height: 80 feet
Access: Closed to public. Visible by air tours

No. 4
WAIANUENUE FALLS (RAINBOW FALLS) 
Where: Hilo, Big Island
Height: 80 feet
Access: From downtown Hilo, head east on Waianuenue Avenue then bear right onto Rainbow Drive. Turn right, into Wailuku River State Park



No. 3 (tie)
WAIMOKU FALLS
Where: Kipahulu, Maui
Height:
 400 feet
Access: 3- to 5-hour hike on Pipiwai Trail from Pools of Oheo (aka Seven Sacred Pools) at Haleakala National Park’s Kipahulu Visitor Center, 10 miles south of Hana on Hana Highway

HIILAWE FALLS
Where: Hamakua Coast, Big Island
Height: 1,450 feet - total (two drops)
Access: Closed to public. Visible in Waipio Canyon and by air tours.


No. 2
WAILUA FALLS
Where: Lihue, Kauai
Height: 80 feet
Access: Turn off Highway 56 onto Maalo Road. Wailua Falls is at the end of Maalo Road.


No. 1
AKAKA FALLS
Where: Honomu, Big Island
Height: 422 feet
Access: From downtown Hilo, head north on Hawaii Belt Road. Turn right on Route 220 (after 13-mile marker) into Honomu town. Akaka Falls is at the end of Route 220.





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