Pua'a Ka'a State Park
Pua'a Ka'a State Park
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David Dill
Houston, TX5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
I'm a snorkeler, and I loved snorkeling there. Of course the water is crystal clear. You see a few things here you don't see anywhere else on the island, like the underwater bubbles from a big waterfall, and large black crawfish (what the locals call "prawns"). I'd set up a crawfish trap if they let me. (I didn't see any fish though.) You access the falls by a small trail right by the bridge on the road. The pond is probably around 20 feet deep.

The water is cold, but after your two-minute body temp adjustment period, is quite refreshing. Make sure you wear some sort of swim shoes because you have to walk about 20 feet on uneven rocks to get to the water. Unlike with the salt water, you come out feeling very clean, no need to shower. Of course you shouldn't drink the water, but it sure is tempting. Parking is free and there are a few picnic tables (even some covered ones). There's also a restroom. It's in the rainforest, so even if it's sunny one moment, it could start raining the next. There is a small bridge for walking right over the falls (but being in the water is much better IMHO).

After snorkeling, I just left my bathing suit on to drip dry for a bit, then sat on a towel in the car and dried off with the windows down on my way out. You don't even have to change clothes afterwards. I'm definitely going again when I have the chance, but this time, I'm bringing some water purification pills.

Written 13 December 2023
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91julief
Raleigh, NC6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
This was one of our favorite Road to Hana stops. It was nice that the waterfalls were right off the trail so our young children could get the full swim in a Hawaiian waterfall experience.
Written 23 January 2023
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KDJERO
Saint Charles, MO759 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
This was a good place to see two waterfalls with one stop. People (including our guide) were jumping off the taller one into the pool below. We were content with wading in the pools.
Written 22 August 2022
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rickh57
Woodburn, OR398 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
This is a nice little waterfall at a park along the Road to Hana. You can stretch your legs, use the restroom and see the waterfall.
Written 17 July 2021
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psudino
Weehawken, NJ4,131 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Gordon Ramsey said that on the Hana Highway there are waterfalls around every corner. He was not joking. Some are more impressive than others and some are better photo ops than others. This particular waterfall is very pretty, you can swim in the basin if you choose and it is an easy hop off hop on stop for the guided tours.
Written 28 July 2020
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Ryan
Charlotte, NC576 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
This would be 4 stars if it wasn't so busy. It's right off the road and easy to access the swimming area. The pinned location on the Trip Advisor map is incorrect as of today. Look up the location on Google Maps for accuracy.
Written 13 July 2020
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Nattysimps
Bermuda4,358 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Stopped in for a quick dip on our Road to Hana tour. It was very refreshing. There are lots of rocks, make sure you have some water shoes. Definitely worth the stop.
Written 16 October 2019
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kevin s
Montrose, CO324 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Good place to stop and use the restrooms. There is also a nice little waterfall just off the road. You might be able to see some idiot jumping off the cliff into the pool (2 idiots on the day we were there).
Written 4 June 2019
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thetravelorganizer
Tega Cay, SC602 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
You can view a waterfall at this stop, which provides ample paved parking, making it easy to get out and stretch your legs after driving about halfway to Kipahulu Visitors' Center. This is one of the few stops with restroom facilities along the road to Hana. (Mile marker 22.6)
Written 12 April 2019
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Frank M
Ontario, Canada789 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
The Pua'a Ka's park is a must stop, notwithstanding the fact that they have washroom facilities there the scenery is gorgeous. With the recent abundance of rain the falls were magnificent. Apparently a great spot to swim but on our day a little too cool and windy with more rain.
Written 5 March 2019
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