ISLAND HISTORY: The Waipahee Slide at Kealia, Kauai
Waipahe‘e Slide is a naturally created, rock water chute, about 30 feet in length, with a downward angle of some 45 degrees, located on Kealia Stream within Kaua‘i’s 6,500-acre Kealia Ahupua‘a, roughly three miles west of the Spalding Monument.
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We hiked out to the slide several times when I lived on Kauai in the 70’s and I have some fun pictures of going down it! I had heard that the road had been closed off by new owners and then I also heard that the slide was actually demolished to keep anyone from going down it … I’m not sure if that’s true but it would be sad since it was just a natural setting and a historical part of the island.