Wailele Farm is part of an ahupua'a which extends from the mountain to the sea. The valley is called Ho'olawa, which translates to "to provide, to share in abundance, to equip or make available so everyone has enough." The Ko'olau rainforest, which feeds the two Ho'olawa streams running through our farm, is filled with fresh water year-round. On average there is 80-100 inches of rain per year in this rainforest. This fresh water provides ideal growing conditions for an abundance of plant life. Contained within this valley is all that is necessary for sustainability; fertile soil, fresh water and sunlight. In keeping with the meaning of Ho'olawa, Wailele Farm works hard to maintain the land and keep hiking paths open to the public.
Wailele Farm is a family owned and operated bio-diverse farm. Focusing on restoration and preservation, Wailele Farm is committed to planting crops which provide a multitude of beneficial uses. We are involved in a long term and extensive effort to keep the land cared for by removing invasive plants and replacing them with indigenous and endemic plants. Wailele Farm has decided and committed to: Provide Free Public Recreational Access to Visitors with Commitment to Safety and Giving Helpful Information, Operate Twin Falls Farm Stand, Conduct Twin Falls Tours, Maintain Roads and Farm Trails, Plant and Harvest Farm Crops, Monitor Water Quality and Assess Quality of Stream Life, Provide Portable Toilets for the Public's Use, among many other day to day responsibilities... This is no easy feat due to the over 300,000 visitors that come to access Twin Falls, though Wailele Farm each year. Please help us to continue our operation by: Supporting the Twin Falls Farm Stand, Booking a Farm Tour or Giving a Donation to Contribute as a Friend of Twin Falls.
Ho'olawa Valley is home to multiple waterfalls. The lower falls are close to the entrance and relatively easy to access. They're a bit smaller, but picturesque and often overlooked. To view the lower falls there are two overlooks. The first is a short walk past the portable toilets, then a trail to the left off the gravel road next to a log bench. This is the "Twin Falls" waterfall. The second is a little farther up the gravel road. Look for another log bench as a landmark to find the second overlook. These overlooks are recommended because of their close proximity to the parking lot. Traveling further, you can get to the waterfall that is in most of the images (Caveman Falls). This pool is much larger, and usually more crowded than the previous falls. It's a bit more difficult to access and a further hike. To find Caveman follow the gravel road 3/4 of a mile until you reach the forest. You will pass driveways and farm trails. Please be respectful and stay on the road. At the three way intersection, take a left and follow the rocky path. Be advised... This is a more difficult path due to uneven, rocky and slippery terrain as well as other hazards...
Parking is limited, so when the first lot is full, it's best to go to the second lot instead of waiting. Waiting can cause a traffic jam and make things much worse. When using the additional parking down the street, please don't leave your valuables. Theft has been known to occur here.
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