Wailua River State Park
Boat heading up Wailua river

The Kalalau trail will be closed to "day hikers" on Thursday, January 19, for a rock fall mitigation project (weather permitting).  The project site is located between Hāʻena and Hanakāpīʻai stream.  Overnight hiker/campers with a valid camping permit will be allowed access on the trail with intermittent pedestrian controls at the work site.  They may experience short delays.  Day hikers will not be permitted on the trail during this period.  We apologize for any inconvenience as we conduct these necessary safety improvements.


Wailua River State Park

Hours Daily During Daylight Hours
Entrance Fee None
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Lush river valley with riverboat cruise (fee charged) to Fern Grotto, an unusual fern-covered cave set in a tropical garden; scenic vistas of attractive waterfalls ‘Opaeka‘a Falls and Wailua Falls) and the Wailua River Valley. The Wailua Complex of Heiau (National Historic Landmark)–remains of heiau (places of worship), pu‘uhonua (places of refuge), and birthstones at this once important seat of chiefly power in old Hawaiʻi. Picnicking in riverside coconut grove; and dining and gift shopping at Wailua Marina.