Wai-a-Kanaloa Cave

Reaching the Cave

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On the North Shore of Kauai in the Ha'ena District, on the makai (inland) side of the road, past the Dry Cave at Ha'ena Beach and before coming to Ke'e Lagoon, there is a vague kind of path leading uphill to one of the famous "wet caves" in this area. There is room at the beginning of the trail for just a few cars, but across the road is a larger parking area.

The original name of the cave was Wai-a-Kanaloa, "Water belonging to Kanaloa," who was a sea god and a healer. The popular name today is "Waikanaloa," and this name is often wrongly applied to the other wet cave that lies next to the road.