top 10 waterfalls in kauai

Kipu Falls:for adventurous tourists who are not afraid of trespassing or risking great heights. Despite being on private land, the falls are located upstream from the Huleia National Wildlife Refuge.

Opaekaa Falls:A 150-foot drop of the Wailua River in Opaekaa Falls leads to a hidden pool filled with froth and spray below. You can see the falls from a nice parking lot and viewing area.

Ho’opi’i Falls: located on Kauai eastern shore, is considered one of the island hidden wonders. It drops approximately 600 feet from top to bottom. If you are willing to venture off the beaten path.

Hanakoa Falls: are on the Napali Coast, tucked away in the mountains near Kalalau Trail’s midway point. Due to elevation variances and natural barriers.

Wailua Falls:Kalepa Mountain Forest Reserve near Lihue is home to the falls, where the Wailua River splits into two streams, cascading 100 feet to a picturesque lake below.

Ho’ole’a Falls:In the heart of Kauai, Ho’ole’a Falls is nestled in between the Na Pali-Kona Forest Reserve and the Na Pali Coast State Park. Visitors flock to the falls and surrounding area.

Mount Waialeale Falls:Hawaii’s word for rippling water is Waialeale, a fitting name given the area gets over 600 inches of rain each year. Around 3,000 feet above sea level.

Uluwehi Falls: dubbed Secret Falls by locals, is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Kauai. But you can get to the falls if you know what to look for. 

Hanakoa Falls: are on the Napali Coast, tucked away in the mountains near Kalalau Trail’s midway point. Due to elevation variances and natural barriers.

Kalihiwai Falls:The magnificent Kilihiwai Falls is accessible by automobile on Kauai’s north-central coast between Princeville and Kilihiwai Bay. 

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