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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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Slippin' and Slidin', but Worth It!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Snohomish, Washington
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Snohomish, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank ALFriedman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's not easy to find the trail and when you do, it's slippery and a little intimidating, but it's worth it! 100% transparency- on the way to the first fall we passed a girl who slipped and dislocated her wrist (by looking we could see that it was CLEARLY out of place) but it didn't stop us, just made us... More 

Thank Julie B
Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

I don't understand many of these reviews. The trail is easy, the path is clear, and the waterfall is great. My wife & I had a couple hours before our departing plane flight, and Ho'opi'i Falls was the perfect attraction. A local spot, not too crowded, but a fun place to jump into a waterfall. Hike to the 1st waterfall... More 

1 Thank Michael W
Syracuse, New York, United States
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

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 

1 Thank tmalley2177
Riceville, Tennessee
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35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 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
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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 

5 Thank MPAZ111
East Windsor, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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.

2 Thank Liyu G
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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
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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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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

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