Locals Will Always Remember The Fatal Rockfall That Shuttered One Of Hawaii’s Most Beloved Waterfalls

From towering cascades you can only witness via helicopter tour to short waterfalls that cascade into small pools where you can make a splash, the waterfalls you’ll find across the Hawaiian Islands are truly remarkable. And while there are many waterfalls you can experience in person — and even swim in — there is one waterfall that is strictly off-limits for a mighty good reason: Sacred Falls.

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Were you living on Oahu when the 1999 landslide at Sacred Falls occurred? What do you remember about this tragic event? Did you visit the waterfall before it was deemed illegal to visit? Share your memories with us in the comments below. Afterward, click here to discover one of our favorite Oahu waterfalls where you can make a splash, Maunawili Falls

Address: Sacred Falls, Hauula, HI 96762, USA