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“Great Experience - excellent guide” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Silver Falls Ranch

Silver Falls Ranch
P.O. Box 692, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96754
(808) 828-6718
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Ranked #7 of 24 Activities in Hanalei
Type: Horseback Riding Stables, Ranch & Farm
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Bellevue, WA
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great Experience - excellent guide”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2009

Yesterday we went on the 3 hour ride and when we arrived found out we were the only two on it, so we basically had a private ride at a great price! Basic horsemanship was covered to start with and then we went off. The ranch is set in quite stunning grounds that has been planted with all types of tropical plants and trees. Don, our guide, gave a interesting talk most of the way around about the living on the island, plants, wild pigs etc. After about 2 hours we stopped at the waterfall and pool, had a bite to eat and then went for a dip in the water. Cool but refreshing. Instead of heading back to the ranch (about 15 mins ride) we continued for around 45 minutes more. The guide explained as there were only two of us, it didn't take as long to get everybody organized plus 'he never got chewed out by anyone for going longer'. On the way back he picked some tangerines off a tree and they were the best ones I've ever eaten. He also picked a flower for my GF and explained the Hawaiian traditional of wearing it behind the ear.

The peacocks, ducks, cats and macaw at the ranch were fun to watch.

Great experience and the guide was excellent.

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Columbus, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“A nice, relaxing ride...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2009

This was a very nice, relaxing horseback ride. The employees were friendly and helpful, and the horses were well cared for. The setting is nice and the lunch-break provided was excellent.

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Round Lake Beach, IL
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“A fun adventure with breathtaking scenery.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2009

This was our favorite excursion on the island! We took a gentle trail ride through a partially landscaped and partially wild property. Our guide, Greg, was very friendly and knowledgeable about the island and the sites we were seeing. After about an hour's ride, we stopped at a lovely waterfall where we had lunch and went swimming. This is a great way to get close to nature, and an excellent opportunity to get close up and personal with one of Kauai's waterfalls!

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Golden, CO
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“Amazing Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2009

My family visited Silver Falls Ranch in July. The group was well organized, the guide was knowledgable and friendly. We rode to a beautiful water fall and swam in the pool of crystal clear water before eating a yummy lunch.

We would ablsolutely return!

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Oxford, MI
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Beautiful, enjoyable trail ride”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2009

August 21, 2009

This is a beautiful ranch - we were told at the time the current owner bought this ranch, it was an overgrown sugar cane plantation. It is lush and tropical. The horses were well taken care of - our guide was super nice and gave good basic instructions for those who did not have lots of horse experience. All riders get onto the horses from a mounting block. They said it is easier on the horses and easier for the riders AND IT IS.
The folks at the ranch were nice - you may ride with a helmet (under 12 must) if you want.
Lunch was a traditional "island lunch" - teryiaki shredded pork, rice, slaw, macadamia cookies and some tropical juice or water. I would have rather had a more substancial deli sandwich with some fresh pineapple.
The swimming hole and falls are nice - refreshing, not too cold. It is just a little water fall but lovely - my kids loved it. None of us brought water shoes but I wish I would have for climbing on the rocks on the fall and the rocks getting out are a bit slippery. Don't worry that you will need to tote your swim suit, towel,camera etc. with you. You put all your provisions in a big trunk before you set out on your ride and they bring the trunk out to the lunch site on an ATV. This is a trail ride - not galloping and trotting but trail rides are great for enjoying the fabulous natural surroundings.

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