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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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So worth the hike!

We had a hard time finding the start of the hike, but if you are on the road- it's the little opening after the last house on the left- right before the long row of trees. And we... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a hard time finding the start of the hike, but if you are on the road- it's the little opening after the last house on the left- right before the long row of trees. And we didn't see a gate or anything- just asked a local. When you get to the bottom of the first hill- head to... More 

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great hike for all abilities! The scenery was lush. The start of the hike was a challenge to find look for the cars parked on the side of the street.

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Kennewick, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not a lot of people know this trail. We just learned about this through a local's recommendation. You can drive to the general vicinity via navigational system. However, there really is no sign that points to where the path/trail is. You just have to look for parked cars and from there scout the area for a trail. It is easy... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Ho'opi'i Falls is actually two falls with a hike alongside the kapaa stream, the first being very early on in the hike after you navigate the first knotted rooty stretch. The second being at the near end if the trail, of which you can either hike to the overlook or head down to the base of the falls. First, be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

We followed a couple into the falls who had been there before and luckily we did because at one spot you didn't know which way to go. There is no signs telling you where to go and even at the beginning it doesn't say Hoopini Falls. It wasn't as big as I was expecting but the kids still enjoyed going... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

Yes a very hard find. I followed a jogger and dog to at least get to one of the falls. I am staying close by he keeps saying look for the red and silver fence sorry I think people in Kauai are colour blind from the rainbows lol. Going to try again to find the mystery swinging rope or I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

It must be nice to live in a neighborhood where this hike is just "right there!" Taking off from the neighborhood parking location, this is a gradual downhill hike until you reach the river & waterfall(s) area. We enjoyed the more popular & bigger waterfall, but on the hike back up, we took a side trail and found the second... More 

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Kapaa, Hawaii
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

I live only 15 minutes from the trailhead, so I've been here frequently. It's okay, definitely not the best falls on the island. But if you have a bit of extra time around Kapa'a, it can be worthwhile. It's a short, easy hike, and if the water is cooperating you can jump in. Don't go the second or third falls,... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

We looked for this spot, but did not find where to enter that was not private property. There may have been a few places to start walking in, but the signs and fences made it obvious that tourists were not wanted there.

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Snohomish, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

As most other reviewers have noted, the trailhead is a little hard to find, and the trail itself is quite slippery. I'm super glad that I brought some lightweight hiking boots with me. I saw others in sandals or sneakers and they were sliding all over the place. Still, it was a very pleasant walk down to the falls and... More 

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