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One of Kauai's best hiking trails.

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One of my favorite hikes!

This is a great hike! It can be a bit difficult to find, but you should see all the cars on the left side and there will be a gate (thats how you know you are in the right place... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 5, 2015
United States

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United States
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125 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

This is a great hike! It can be a bit difficult to find, but you should see all the cars on the left side and there will be a gate (thats how you know you are in the right place!) There are a few waterfalls (on your left) along your way, but KEEP WALKING! You'll finally get to a river... More 

Thank Lovetotravel352
Kent, New York, United States
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97 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Easy hike, but two beautiful falls. It seems more like a jungle. We did not encounter bugs, bug be prepared with spray in case. It can be difficult to find the trail head. Hopefully you will see cars on the roadside to give you a hint. There is a yellow metal grate across the road path that will help you... More 

Thank Tammie G
United States
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27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

My husband and I hiked this trail not knowing what to expect. Before you to know: 1. Wear tennis shoes/closed toe grip shoes 2. Bring towel and wear swimsuit 3. Bring water This hike was VERY muddy. You have to CLIMB down the path and back up once you are done. There are multiple spots you need to CLIMB. I... More 

Thank Jessica R
Los Angeles, California
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

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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43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 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 

Thank bergenfamily2013
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31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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 

Thank CAFamilyOf5
Hermosa Beach, California
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88 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 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 

Thank Matt A
Carlsbad, California
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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 

1 Thank batmick
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank IsItTheShoes
Hartsville, South Carolina, United States
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235 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 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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