Kauai is best known for its breathtaking natural beauty and is home to some of the world’s most incredible waterfalls. One must-see sight on this verdant land that has gained recognition is the Weeping Wall. A popular destination for many helicopter tours, this famous spot is something you shouldn’t miss when visiting Hawaii.
To better appreciate the wonder of the Weeping Wall, you should learn about Kauai’s Mount Waialeale. As a towering volcano that has lain dormant for millions of years, its crater now features steep, brilliant green cliffs. Thanks to its geographical position, height, and shape, it experiences a unique pattern of condensation and rain throughout the year. This remarkable landform is hailed as one of the wettest places in the world, with precipitation reaching about 450 inches each year.
The Weeping Wall is located on one of Mount Waialeale’s vertical cliffs. It presents an impressive view of numerous cascading waterfalls and creates the illusion of a crying mountain with its tears crashing into the lush foliage below. The exact number of falls is not known because it changes with the weather.
The deep canyon where you’ll find the Weeping Wall is more commonly known as the Blue Hole, likely named because of the blue-green tint that people see from their helicopter tours.
Although it’s possible to hike to the Blue Hole, it’s a challenging adventure that requires experience and ample preparation. Because of unmarked trails and the risks of flash floods, accompany a guide to visit the location.
Most visitors don’t go to the Blue Hole because they can appreciate the landscape better during aerial tours. With the constant cloud cover on the summit of Mount Waialeale, the Weeping Wall looks more dramatic when seen from above. The view provides a stunning scene of the waterfalls, lush rainforest, and mountains.