Sunday, May 10, 2015
Kaluanui is one of 23-ahupua‘a (traditional land division) that make up the district of Koʻolauloa on the island of O‘ahu It extends from the sea to the summit (approximate 2,700-foot elevation) and contains approximately 1,650 acres of land. Kaluanui is perhaps best known for this deep valley and steep cliffs which form the waterfall of Kaliuwaʻa.
It was called Sacred Ravine, then Sacred Valley, and it wasn’t until the 1950s that the name Sacred Falls appeared in the literature. On May 9, 1999 (Mother’s Day,) portions of the sheer rock face fell, killing 8 and injuring 50. The former State Park has been closed since then.
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