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Address: Kauai, HI
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One of Kauai's best hiking trails.

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Simple and rewarding!

This hike is more of a nature walk - fairly easy and accessible and richly rewarding. The first falls are easy to get to and picturesque. I highly recommend continuing on to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
sage c
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los angeles

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los angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hike is more of a nature walk - fairly easy and accessible and richly rewarding. The first falls are easy to get to and picturesque. I highly recommend continuing on to the end of the trail to the next falls, and then taking the small trail towards the right that takes you down a steep path to the bottom... More 

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Thank sage c
California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

You will weave your way through the often muddy, yet magical trail surrounded by lush vegetation consisting of golden pothos hugging the tall trees. You will hear birds. You will come to the river. Taking a right, you will come to the first falls. There is a descent to the first falls, it was muddy and slippery when we went.... More 

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Thank GoodLuckMom
United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

This is a great hike! It can be a bit difficult to find, but you should see all the cars on the left side and there will be a gate (thats how you know you are in the right place!) There are a few waterfalls (on your left) along your way, but KEEP WALKING! You'll finally get to a river... More 

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Kent, New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Easy hike, but two beautiful falls. It seems more like a jungle. We did not encounter bugs, bug be prepared with spray in case. It can be difficult to find the trail head. Hopefully you will see cars on the roadside to give you a hint. There is a yellow metal grate across the road path that will help you... More 

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Thank Tammie G
United States
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I hiked this trail not knowing what to expect. Before you to know: 1. Wear tennis shoes/closed toe grip shoes 2. Bring towel and wear swimsuit 3. Bring water This hike was VERY muddy. You have to CLIMB down the path and back up once you are done. There are multiple spots you need to CLIMB. I... More 

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Thank Jessica R
Los Angeles, California
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

We used the address (5900 Kapahi Rd) provided by another reviewer to find the trailhead. It is located in a residential neighborhood. Park along the side of the road. The trail is behind the red and white gate. The hike takes you along a river, passing one waterfall and finally to Ho'opi'i Falls. It can be slippery, especially down to... More 

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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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43 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The forest was really beautiful to walk through, though slippery and I think we all enjoyed the trees and scenery more than the actual falls. We made it to the second waterfall on the top but didn't try to venture down to the bottom of the falls since the path seemed a bit dangerous with kids. It would be nice... More 

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California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful falls. My son the daredevil jumped into the pond. I was too scary/cautious so instead went wading into a dammed still area of the stream along the way back. Next morning I broke out in a nasty rash from my feet to knees, exactly how deep I waded. Apparently something called swimmers itch. I've never gotten this anywhere before... More 

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Thank CAFamilyOf5
Hermosa Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The hike through the forest to both sets of falls was one of the highlights of our trip. It was actually way better than we expected based on descriptions online and in the "Blue Book." The hike through the rain forest was enjoyable, with great scenery throughout. The first falls are small and rather underwhelming. The second falls are great,... More 

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Thank Matt A
Carlsbad, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This was one of the highlights of our Kauai trip so far. You park on the side of a residential street and take an unmarked trail through a metal gate. It is an easy hike and even though we had some rainfall and parts of it were a tad slippery, we could easily find our way down to both the... More 

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