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This is our favorite thing to do on Kauai. This was our approximately 6th self guided trip to secret falls (Uluwehi Falls). We’ve taken children and once I did it with a torn ACL (with a knee brace) while waiting for surgery. Check the conditions...More
Fantastic water with a pool you can swim in. I recommend renting kayaks at Kamokila Hawaiian village, but get there early because it is first come first served and the run out by 10 or 11, maybe earlier. A first rate Kaua’i experience.
I didnt do enough research, I thought you could just hike here however you have to get to the trail by kayak. Because of this we rented a kayak last minute and paid way too much (120 for 2 ppl) there are cheaper options out...More
We hired a double kayak ourselves for less than $100 at Kayak Kauai and would recommend as you get it all day and can travel at your own pace.
The kayak took us about 30mins there (young fairly fit couple) 45mins back against current. It’s...More
Kayak or paddleboard to the trail. Fern grotto part is closed to public at this time. While the hike is beautiful along the river, you have to keep your eyes on the muddy uneven terrain and winding tree roots. The mud is slippery, sticky, watery,...More
I rented a kayak and paddle board for my 3 girls and myself. We then hiked Secret Falls. Photos will not explain the mud. There is mud - all kinds, runny, squelchy, slippery, watery, stinky... But the trail is quite beautiful along the river bed...More
This is a fantastic adventure. We are a family of six - 2 kids ages 10 and 12, as well as two grandparents. Be prepared to hike up hill for about 45 minutes through gooey brown mud - and just enjoy the experience. There is...More
We did this hike yesterday after we rented paddle boards. The owner of the paddle board company suggested we paddle up the river to the trailhead on a self guided tour. Our kids are older than yours (16, 14) but I wouldn't... More
We did this hike yesterday after we rented paddle boards. The owner of the paddle board company suggested we paddle up the river to the trailhead on a self guided tour. Our kids are older than yours (16, 14) but I wouldn't say our daughter is overly athletic and we managed the 2 mile trip up the river without a problem. Kayaking should be easier? The difficult part was definitely the hike. We were told it's about a mile but it took us almost 1&1/2 hr to get to the waterfall. It was well worth it but lots of mud (wear sturdy shoes that you won't care if they are soaked and muddy at the end of the day) and very slippery at times. You will also have to walk across several streams. Bring a pair of dry shoes to change into for your ride home. Look for a walking stick along the path, it will definitely come in handy. The waterfall is beautiful and well worth the adventure. Don't forget to save energy for the hike and kayak back :)