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Address: , Kauai, HI
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Activities: Hiking
Description: One of Kauai's best hiking trails.

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Best Hike to a Waterfall

We used the address (5900 Kapahi Rd) provided by another reviewer to find the trailhead. It is located in a residential neighborhood. Park along the side of the road. The trail is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Los Angeles, California

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Los Angeles, California
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

We used the address (5900 Kapahi Rd) provided by another reviewer to find the trailhead. It is located in a residential neighborhood. Park along the side of the road. The trail is behind the red and white gate. The hike takes you along a river, passing one waterfall and finally to Ho'opi'i Falls. It can be slippery, especially down to... More 

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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The forest was really beautiful to walk through, though slippery and I think we all enjoyed the trees and scenery more than the actual falls. We made it to the second waterfall on the top but didn't try to venture down to the bottom of the falls since the path seemed a bit dangerous with kids. It would be nice... More 

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California
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Beautiful falls. My son the daredevil jumped into the pond. I was too scary/cautious so instead went wading into a dammed still area of the stream along the way back. Next morning I broke out in a nasty rash from my feet to knees, exactly how deep I waded. Apparently something called swimmers itch. I've never gotten this anywhere before... More 

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Hermosa Beach, California
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29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The hike through the forest to both sets of falls was one of the highlights of our trip. It was actually way better than we expected based on descriptions online and in the "Blue Book." The hike through the rain forest was enjoyable, with great scenery throughout. The first falls are small and rather underwhelming. The second falls are great,... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This was one of the highlights of our Kauai trip so far. You park on the side of a residential street and take an unmarked trail through a metal gate. It is an easy hike and even though we had some rainfall and parts of it were a tad slippery, we could easily find our way down to both the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Hike is short to the first falls, 15-20 minutes. Significant elevation changes, thus not for those with weak knees or balance issues. About 20ft jump into the pool. Pool was maybe 10ft deep and rocks shallower around edges. We used two moderate level exits from the water, but both were very slick and neither were marked. Also, there is a... More 

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Hartsville, South Carolina, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Took our 5 & 7yr daughters to the falls. They did great on the hike. Can be a little slippery if it's rained. Bring water shoes. I went barefoot and ate mud a couple of times. Still fun! When you get to the river, take a right and walk past the big waterfall to go down. The cut through to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Locals were surprised we went there, as this isnt a normal tourist location. Put it into my phone after being recommended by a local waiter. Park in a neighborhood then walk to the entry point. First falls is a close 10-15 minute downhill walk. Super fun, you can jump in, just beautiful Second fall is another 30-45 minutes depending on... More 

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Fresno, California
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14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This waterfall is not that spectacular. However it does offer the opportunity to get up close and explore. You can jump off a twenty foot high ledge into the pool below the falls. You can also go through the falls and sit behind them. A very nice area to spend time.

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Fremont, California
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Thanks to fellow reviewers we continued To 2nd fall which had a very tricky tracks To find a beautiful pond and waterfall . It was magical just like in movies to be there( lucky I didn't have to pose)!!

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