Lonely Planets Recommended Hiking Guide

Waialeale Blue Hole

Waialeale River Hike and Waterfalls Galore:

 

Heading to the wall

 

This magical hike into the heart of Kauai along the Wailua River up to the beginning of the headwaters, has to be one of the most spectacular river hikes you can undergo.  Its challenging on all levels.  Long hike, rock hopping nearly all the way until you reach the back wall of waterfalls and pools.  Eight miles round trip taking about 10 hours of, on the move hiking.  Special foot ware is definitely required and a 4WD vehicle that takes an hour to get you to the trail head.  For sure a unforgettable experience.  Keeping watch on the waterfalls and rising water levels to really important.  This area can flash flood.  Experienced knowledge of this area is definitely to your advantage.  But its a Wow all the way there and all the way back.