If you want to go on an adventure that really makes a splash, sometimes you have to venture off of the beaten path.
Case in point: Hawaii’s hidden waterslide.
Yup, there’s a natural waterslide nestled in the depths of Waipio Valley, and many people consider this glorious gem to be one of the Big Island’s best kept secrets.
However, there’s a reason Waipio’s secret slide, which you get to via the “White Road Hike,” hasn’t turned into a major attraction for the average thrill-seeking tourist.
This particular hike is treacherous, unmapped and technically off limits.
If you’re brave enough to take on the White Road Hike, you’ll have to climb all the way up to the clouds using narrow jungle paths that meander along the edge of Waipio Valley’s plunging cliffs.
Then you’ll have to make your way through a quarter mile of dark tunnels before you finally reaching your destination.
Here, you’ll find the infamous 35-foot flume resting on a lush mountainside in the middle of the jungle, where the only thing that stands between you and the top of the slide is a steep incline and a slimy, weathered rope.
It turns out the flume is actually part of a complex irrigation system. However, it’s not hard to see that stone structure doubles as one seriously thrilling waterslide that definitely lives up to its hype.
By Elite Daily