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A view from the top of Wailua Falls
|Location||Near Wailua River on Kauai, Hawaii|
|Total height||173 feet (53 m)|
|Number of drops||2|
Wailua Falls is an 113-foot waterfall located in Kauai, Hawaii that feeds into the Wailua River. There are paths to the bottom of the falls, but it can be muddy, slippery and dangerous. The "trail" further from the parking lot is less steep than the closer one. Some hikers have strung ropes along the paths, but officials come by every so often and cut them. In ancient times, Hawaiian men would jump from the top of the falls to prove their manhood. And people still leap off, though it is dangerous and illegal. The pool is great swimming, but do not go near the waterfall as the currents are very dangerous. There is another waterfall nearby named 'Opaeka'a Falls.
The Falls were featured on the opening credits of the television show Fantasy Island.
- Doughty, Andrew (2012) The Ultimate Kauai Guidebook: Kauai Revealed. Wizard Publications . ISBN 978-0-9814610-9-0, pg 75
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- More, Kathy (2002). Kauaʻi Trails: Walks, Strolls, and Treks on the Garden Island. Wilderness Press. ISBN 0-89997-305-1.
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