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Ho'opi'i Falls

Kauai, HI
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Ranked #69 of 167 Attractions in Kauai
Type: Hiking Trails
Activities: Hiking
Description: One of Kauai's best hiking trails.
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San Diego, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

There is actually two waterfalls here. The walk down to them is pretty short, and you can swim at the second falls, there is an easy pool to go into. The other falls had some locals (and some brave tourists) jumping off a cliff into the pool below.

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Irvine, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The gate is now red and white as opposed to the yellow everyone listed below. If you follow the GPS coordinates from below that tells you exactly where to park. It is definitely a muddy trail and very step at times. I wold plan be there longer than you think you will. Definitely bring the bug spray. I sprayed myself... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I found the directions to this in a guide book, used my car's GPS, and had no problem locating the yellow gate at the start of the trail. A very friendly, local couple asked which set of falls we were going to. I asked them which one they suggested, and they both said the second of the two. It was... More

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is really hard to find, you need a good map to find it but it is a nice hike and very local. Ask a local to give you directions, the trail isn't for those with disabilities or older folks or those that have trouble walking or with balance.

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Draper, Utah
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Honestly, one of my favorites in Kauai. I'm really into non-touristy places and this qualifies as that. As others have stated it is in a residential area, as you go down the last street (after turning right) just continue looking to the left to find a yellow gate. Park on the street and enter just to the yellow gate. As... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We found it fairly quickly thanks to some advice here on Tripadvisor. It's in a residential area just look for the yellow gate to the left as you are approaching. Coordinates for those who have GPS ( 22.103024, - 159.343316). It is very muddy no matter if it rains or not, so definitely wear hiking shoes. It's a nice little... More

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lees summit, mo
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This hike is close to Kapaa. It isn't publicized and a little hard to find. Best way is to get one of the larger maps and locate it. Then it's easy. There is a closed gate and no signs anywhere. Go past the gate and then just follow along the trail. You will hear the lower falls. It isn't real... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

It was not easy finding the entrance to the path that went to Ho'opi falls... though the reward was well worth it. The entrance to the hike is in a small neighborhood (please drive < 20mph because there are kids running around on the streets). I parked on the side of the road and went down two false paths which... More

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Crested Butte, Colorado
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

This was a beautiful hike to some really pretty waterfalls. The hike follows the river pretty much the whole way to the waterfall. After the first waterfall you can continue on to the second waterfall, which ends in a little opening and very serene.

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Austin, Texas
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124 reviews 124 reviews
56 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Amazing views and a fun place to jump off the rocks by the falls. We luckily saw some locals and they showed us where to jump by the falls. The climb back up was probably the hardest part, after the fear of jumping :) I am not a great hiker and I got through this fine. It was a bit... More

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