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Hawaii’s Most DANGEROUS Places to Visit!!


Aloha! When most people think of Hawaii, they think
of beautiful honeymoon destinations or interesting culture. While that’s mostly true, it’s also important
to respect the power of nature, in all of its beauty, because it can turn on you in
an instant. Find out exactly how many of these places
in the Hawaiian Islands are so deadly that they are illegal to even visit! Number 9: The Toilet Bowl. In Hanauma Bay, the deadliest beach in Hawaii,
there is a very unique and very dangerous tourist attraction…the Toilet Bowl swimming
hole. This natural swimming hole was formed over
many centuries as waves continuously crashed against the lava rocks that make up the coastlines
of Hawaii. The waves pour into the pool with great force
through a hole in the lava rock, but then the water is sucked back out the hole as the
waves retreat. This phenomenon is what gave the pool its
name, as the water rushing back out through the hole in the rock resembles a flushing
toilet. The area of the Toilet Bowl is on a very treacherous
coastline, and the trail leading to the pool is dangerous to walk along. The whole area is usually closed off due to
several people having drowned or seriously hurt themselves while trying to swim the toilet
bowl. Number 8: Stairway to Heaven (Haiku Stairs)
The Stairway to Heaven, or Haiku Stairs, is a treacherous hiking trail that spans along
the mountain range of Oahu’s Ko’olau. It is a steep and dangerous wooden stairway
that totals 3,922 steps. It was originally built as an access trail
by the US Navy to reach a top-secret radio facility that was used to contact ships operating
in the Pacific Ocean. Although the area has been officially closed
for some time, there are many hikers who do not take notice of the warning and no trespassing
signs, as they want to be able to say that they climbed the Haiku stars. To try and increase security around the stairs
there was a guard stationed at the bottom to stop people before they start the climb,
and in a one year period, during 2014, it was noted that 11 hikers got arrested for
trespassing and were landed with a hefty $1,000 fine. And the reason it’s closed? Many deaths and injuries have occurred to
hikers who have attempted this climb over the years. Number 7: Kalalau Trail. The Kalalau trail is thought to be one of
the most incredible hiking trails in America. It is found on the Hawaiian island of Kauai,
and takes the hiker through the natural wonder of the Na Pali Coast. It is a 22-mile hike that takes on a variety
of different terrains and challenges such as wading through streams and balancing along
tiny paths set into the steep cliffs. There are many beautiful things to see on
this hike, just two miles in you’ll find the beautiful Hanakap’ai beach. Then, four miles in, is the breath-taking
Hanakap’ai waterfall. Going on beyond that point, though, things
get much more dangerous. Areas of the trail, such as the infamous “Crawlers
Ledge,” are risky and dangerous for anyone to attempt, the tiny paths on the edge of
the red clay cliffs are crumbling and slippery and the area often attracts heavy winds. There have been noted deaths on this trail,
from hikers falling from the ledge paths down the cliffs, some 300 feet toward the ocean. Number 6: Spitting Caves. The spitting caves, at Portlock Point, Honolulu,
are an “off the beaten track” tourist spot, popular among the adrenaline seeking dare
devils among us. The cliffs that rise up over the caves are
a popular area for cliff jumpers to seek their big thrills. Sure, it can be said that any cliff diving
spot is dangerous, but the spitting caves provide extra danger that is truly deadly. The way the current of the ocean flows, there
are moments when the waves and swell get sucked dramatically into the caves with a loud bubbling,
then whoosh back out again, back into the tide. If the jumper does not time his flight just
perfectly, they could get sucked into the cave with the current and slammed against
the rocks before being spat back out into the ocean. The drop itself is around 55-feet and, even
without the dangerous swells into the cave below, the jumper has to jump in at the right
spot to avoid hitting any rocks on the way down. At least 7 deaths have been noted from attempting
this cliff jump since November 2000. Number 5: Sacred Falls. Sacred Falls State Park, in Hau’ula, has been
a spot of particular beauty in Hawaii for a long time. But, with that beauty, comes great danger. It’s another of Hawaii’s tourist attractions
that is actually closed to the public due to its danger. Despite fences, signs and even security guards,
though, people still attempt to find and explore the area. The nearly vertical cliffs and narrow valley
make it a very dangerous to hike, especially due to the danger of falling rocks. In 1999 the park was officially closed after
a landslide caused the deaths of 8 individuals, as well as seriously injuring up to 30 more. It was said that rocks the size of cars fell
from the cliffs, trapping the visitors in the tight valley with nowhere to hide from
the falling debris. Despite this event, and the subsequent closure
of the area, people still take the risk the hike the falls. And, every time they do, they put both themselves
and the rescue crews they will usually need in great danger. Number 4: Nakalele Point Blowhole. Just east of Poelua Bay, on the northern tip
of Maui, is Nakalele Point, a land mass known for its blowhole and dangerous waves. The famous blowhole is powerful and dangerous,
with its waterspouts reaching as high as 100-feet in the air. The waves from the ocean that crash into the
side of the blowhole can be just as unpredictable and dangerous. There are many warnings against visiting the
blowhole, and tourists are told to never stand with their backs to the ocean or on the rocks
between the ocean and the blow hole. There has been one confirmed death at the
Nakalele blow hole. A 44-year-old man was knocked into the blow
hole by the massive waves from the ocean behind. There was a three-day search of the area but
his body was not recovered. Despite this incident, people still continue
to not just visit the blow hole, but to perform reckless stunts, such as straddling the blow
hole, leaning over it to film a video and trying to jump through the water spouts as
they happen. The trail down to the blowhole is also dangerous,
and littered with signs of warnings and risk of death. Number 3: Kipu Falls. The Kipu Falls is a so-called hidden treasure
within the tourist areas of Hawaii. It’s found along from the Huleia Stream, which
has its source in the hills of Kauai. It flows into Nawiliwili, the biggest harbour
in the island. Kipu Falls is surrounded by large trees, and
found along the road from Lihue, where you would find the main hotels of the area. The falls and pool are actually on private
property, but the owners are aware of people visiting daily and have no problem with it. The authorities and local residents attribute
the popularity of the falls and pools to guidebooks revealing the location of the spot, and have
actually tried to push a campaign to get all guidebooks to remove mention of the falls
due to its danger. Many people have died at Kipu Falls, either
by the impact of the jump into the pool, or because they were dragged out to sea while
trying to swim against the current back to shore. These deaths made speculation as to whether
there might be a whirlpool type current under the pool that is sucking people down while
they are trying to swim. However, some locals have a different idea
of what is causing the deaths. Some believe that an angry water spirit is
pulling the swimmers down to the bottom of the pool, and drowning them there. Number 2: Queens bath. Queen’s Bath tide pool, in Kauai, Hawaii,
is also known as the “Pool of Death.” And, just watching footage of the tide pool
for a couple of minutes, you can see why. Queen’s bath is a sinkhole in the middle of
a large, sharp volcanic rock formation located in the Princeville area of Kauai. In the summer months, the water here is very
calm, and many varieties of aquatic wildlife live in the pool. But, during the winter months of the year,
the waves are high and violent and the sinkhole is a dangerous place to be. As the popularity of this particular area
has grown, unfortunately the reports of incidents of deaths and severe injury have also grown. Many visitors lounge on the surrounding rocks
and some jump into the sink pool for the thrill of riding it up and down and it rises and
falls. The unpredictability of the ocean however
causes real trouble when people swimming get caught in the tide and pulled out to sea or
thrown against the rocks. Warning signs line the trail from town to
sink hole, but it seems they are not enough for some to stop and reconsider what they
are about to do. Number 1: Olomana Three Peaks Trail. Not just another hiking trail, the Olomana
Three Peaks Trail is a wild and dangerous hike not for the faint of heart. The Three Peaks Trail is a succession of,
funny enough, three individual peaks that get progressively more difficult and dangerous
to climb. There is a trail through the jungle to the
first peak, with some small, but steep rocks to climb nearer the end. This is where most people should, and do,
stop. However, of course there are the adrenaline
loving people who don’t. For those that continue on, the next part
of the trail includes some steep cliff faces to scale down. These cliff faces are not secure, and it takes
guts to trust the vines and old ropes that hang there. After that, there is another climb, this time
up the steep cliff faces to peak two. Peak three is a treacherous scramble along
cliff edges, where one wrong footing could send you tumbling down 30+ feet. The elevation of this climb is 1,643 feet
and it is advised that even seasoned climbers don’t try it. There have been a number of deaths in the
area, usually of people hiking between peaks 2 and 3. While we all dream of spending time in paradise,
sometimes the beauty comes at a terrible price. Tell us what you think about these tourist
attractions in the comments below! And we definitely think you should hit that
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21 thoughts on “Hawaii’s Most DANGEROUS Places to Visit!!

  1. Although the Olomana hike is the most dangerous, it's probably one of the most beautful hikes here on Oahu, second would be the Haiku Stairs. A very phenomenal view and worth the hike, I think a lot of people just need to take extra precaution when it comes to hiking stuff like this.

  2. Are you kidding me? You're not pronouncing the Hawaiian words correctly and the photos aren't accurate either. I'm embarrassed for you…

  3. I live in Oahu, Hawaii. If y’all are thinking of coming here, don’t. It’s a waste of money. For tourists, I suggest it’s a good place to visit but never live here. The beaches are beautiful, the houses are nice, but behind all of it, it has a story. I lived in Hawaii my whole life. I’m %50 Hawaiian, %20 Filipino, %20 Portuguese, %5 Spanish, and %5 Samoan. I’m local. Being on this island for my whole life so far was a pain

  4. Da stairs r broken no one watches da bridge… everything in this video is safe. XD atleast for someone from Hawai'i

  5. Don’t move here if you love animals. Because a huge bunch of animals are illegal to own here. Such as…
    alligators
    dragon lizards
    ferrets
    gerbils
    geckos
    hamsters
    monk parakeets
    piranhas
    snakes
    snapping turtles
    toucans

    It’s really sad…

  6. I wouldn't consider the blow hole dangerous as long as you have a general sence of safety. I have been there a few times!

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