AAA Editor Notes
Wailua Falls, 8 mi. s. on SR 31, drops 200 feet into Wailua Gulch and is most impressive in morning sunlight. The water comes from Haleakalā to a grove of kukui, also known as candlenut trees. Hawaiians once strung the quarter- to half-dollar-sized kukui nuts on sticks and burned them as torches. The smaller Kanahualui Falls are just down the road.