It is not often that the mountain is visible as it is most often covered in clouds. That is how is gets the reputation for one of the wettest spots on Earth. The mountain gets between 400 and 600 inches of rain per year with a reported average of 454 inches. The best way to really see the mountain is...
Can be viewed from the Puu O Kila lookout across the Alakai Swamp, provided it is not covered in clouds. At the Puu O Kila lookout there is a directional sign pointing towards Wai'aleale. There is also a trail that leads from this lookout to Wai'aleale
We were able to see the crater of Waialeale from a helicopter, but I'm told there are also hiking trails for the younger and braver to experience this wonder! The walls of the crater are a continuous line of towering waterfalls fed by the more or less constant rain at the top! A misty, but amazing sight to see!!
Awesome site on the north side of Kauai. Been to the mountain many times, but you really need to take a helicopter ride to see the true beauty of the mountain with literally hundreds of waterfalls cascading down the steep cliffs all around.