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Top 5 favorite Hawaii waterfalls: HAWAII Magazine Facebook poll results


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Where: Lihue, Kauai
Height: 80 feet
Access: Turn off Highway 56 onto Maalo Road. Wailua Falls is at the end of Maalo Road.

You can literally drive right up to Wailua Falls—or at least the top of the waterfall.  A nearby lookout offers a nice view of the 80-foot plunge. The waterfall is especially impressive when heavy rains fill the Wailua River, sending voluminous fast-moving water over the entire span of the fall’s lip. Century’s ago, native Hawaiian men would leap from the edge of the falls into the pool below to prove their manhood. Yikes.

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