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Ho'opi'i Falls

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Address: Kauai, HI

One of Kauai's best hiking trails.

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Visit the first falls only; 2nd falls is on private property

We hiked to the first and second falls. About half way to the second falls we found a split in the trail with one part marked very clearly as private property. We did not proceed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2016
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Syracuse, New York, United States
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48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We hiked this due to the high reviews...the entrance is not well labelled, so we found it near the trail gate...decent hike, but without directions, we hiked up stream for a few, which was a bit treacherous...finally going downstream, the rocks on the right side of the trail before the waterfalls were VERY slick, and I slipped and damaged my... More 

Thank tmalley2177
Riceville, Tennessee
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34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This trail was not easy to find; our GPS took us to someone's private property. My husband & I kept looking for a 'yellow gate' we had read about online, but we could not see it anywhere. We almost gave up, but a local gentleman pointed it out to us. Turns out, we were on the correct road; the gate... More 

Thank JennaMose
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36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

We hiked to the first and second falls. About half way to the second falls we found a split in the trail with one part marked very clearly as private property. We did not proceed that way, but did continue down the left fork believing we were legally proceeding on state land to the second falls. Upon exiting and returning... More 

3 Thank MPAZ111
East Windsor, New Jersey
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23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

The trail is opposite #5925 kapahi rd. It was slippery. We only went to the first fall. There was no sign post. Lots of shade.

1 Thank Liyu G
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Excellent hike in the shade. Be respectful of the neighbors when parking. When you come to the first falls and go down to the falls, stay on the river trail. You come back to the top, go back down again, and walk along the stream. If you are not walking along the stream to the second falls - you are... More 

1 Thank Greg P
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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110 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

This was a fairly easy hike to find. The locals have now designated the upper trail as private property forcing visitors to hike along the steam in mosquito infested land. The waterfalls aren't that great. I've hiked to better falls and sat right next to them within an hour of my home, so I wasn't really that impressed. The most... More 

Thank NoLaNooga
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38 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

With our littles on our backs in backpackers we hiked to the falls on an afternoon with time to close our day with a luau. Stayed at the top with the littles but my 10 year old explored the falls. Great swimable falls but protected enough for a comfortable family hike for this Northerner! Next time will spend more time... More 

Thank Ellwod
Lanai City, Hawaii
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85 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Follow the trail and streams through the lush jungle like landscape and end up to a cute waterfall (about 10 foot drop) and swimming area. We took some young children with us with no complaints. We had a great time swimming, jumping and lounging in the cool water.

1 Thank KHYLAsophy
Piscataway, New Jersey
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

We had an interesting jungle hike, Hoopii Falls. The trees and leaves on the vegetation were HUGE. I thought on more than one occasion a dinosaur might pop out. The hike was easy at first, very scenic. We weren't sure where we were going but there were other hikers on the trail that gave us pointers on reaching the second... More 

Thank HikerGirlLori
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016 via mobile

This hike abuts a residential neighborhood and is a great surprise. Easy walking and jungle atmosphere. Looked for Tarzan!

Thank Nancy A

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