Ho'opi'i Falls

Ho'opi'i Falls, Kauai: Address, Phone Number, Ho'opi'i Falls Reviews: 4.5/5

Ho'opi'i Falls
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IMDenise51247707
New York City, NY4 contributions
Be prepared
Jul 2021 • Family
It was very slippery. Make sure you find a walking stick and do not wear white sneakers. You will come out muddy.
The water fall was awesome! Don’t forget to jump into the first waterfall. Probably not good for young kids.
Written July 19, 2021
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Girija S
San Jose, CA13 contributions
Kid friendly trail with a fun swing to end the hike
Jul 2021 • Family
Easy hike with a swimmable pool at the bottom of the water fall. Highly recommend it. Just wear decent shoes that have some grip coz the trail can be slippery.
We went with our 7yo and 3yo. The 3yo needed help at few spots where it was slippery but otherwise it was easy.
Written July 6, 2021
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Meghan K
27 contributions
Easy hike with a swimmable pool at bottom
May 2021 • Couples
What an amazing hike!!! I’d give it six stars if I could. It is correctly classified as easy. There are a couple turn off points to get to the bottom of the falls. I guess my best advice is to turn around if you feel like you’ve passed them and can no longer hear them. There’s an all trails app (?) that we haven’t used but I’ve heard people mention… that might be helpful for finding the turn off where you climb down to the falls (this portion would be hard for 5 years and younger children especially if they haven’t hiked before, I think?). When you park, you’ll be in a residential area. The trail head is opposite the residential side of the street. If we go again, I’d bring a swimsuit to enjoy the pool at the bottom of the falls. This would be a good hike to do first on the trip so your legs aren’t worn out for the next one!
Written May 27, 2021
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TravelBunny91
Camas, WA61 contributions
Great little hike
Feb 2021
Easy hike and falls that you can get close to and feel the spray. A bit challenging to get to the main rock area next to the falls but worth it.
Written March 8, 2021
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Deedrahsue
Pearland, TX102 contributions
Loved the hike & seclusion
Dec 2020 • Couples
You park in a neighborhood, but people need to be quiet & respect the neighborhood. The entrance is near a telephone pole across from a blue house. Totally worth the hike. Very slippery just be careful with feel placement. We're in great shape at 60&51 so if your younger than this easy. Loved it keep going at fork go left. Stay on main path. Loved it.

LOCK CAR DO NOT LEAVE VALUABLE IN CAR. As we came out we saw a young person trying to open car that wasn't his, he saw us ran to get into another car. So be safe.
Written December 4, 2020
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K G B
Farmington, UT19 contributions
Fun MUDDY hike.
Mar 2020 • Family
Can you say muddy? Yes it was. But sooo fun. It’s not an easy hike if it has been raining. Maybe in the dryer season. There are 2 falls. The first one in is about 1/2 mile in. You turn off the main trail and head down to the falls. It’s pretty powerful after raining all week. The second falls is a lot farther. The trail ends at the top of the falls. You can Not get to the bottom ( which looked like it would have been fun) there is not a trail to go down. There is a sign posted at a gate saying it is dangerous to try, stay out!! Probably wise advice. If you don’t Like mud, don’t do this after a rain storm.
I picked up a walking stick at the beginning of the hike and it helped.
Written March 20, 2020
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Erika L
Cedarburg, WI90 contributions
Super muddy!!!
Mar 2020 • Couples
SUPER muddy. We hiked in early March, grab a walking stick at the entrance. Wear shoes that can get trashed or heavy duty sandals. It’s a mud mud mud mess all the way down. To get to the bottom of the falls you turn And go up along the ridge to go down. The 1 mile in and 1 mile back trail takes you to the top of the falls. The first falls is great, you can swim in that one too.
Written March 8, 2020
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benni82018
Point Roberts, WA271 contributions
Nice Short Hike to a Waterfall
Jan 2020
This is one of the shorter hikes to a waterfall. The trail is quite broad and there were a few tree trunks that you have to climb over. There were lots of couples some with young children on the trail. The trail was a little muddy and slippery in some sections as it had rained a couple of days ago. There is a nice reward at the end of it.
Written February 21, 2020
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Leilatte
Los Angeles, CA28 contributions
Mud slick, dangerous
Feb 2020 • Couples
We came here to see the falls but only because it was stated to be an “easy” hike. I would not call it easy. It had been raining and was slippery with mud. You need a walking stick to get up and down steep hills, over roots and rocks. I saw lots of little children but I don’t know how their families could bring them. I almost slipped on my backside many times. The trail is not marked anywhere and it is easy to take a wrong turn and get lost somewhere. We spent several hours walking through all the mud which slows you down. It’s not a short beginners hike at all.
Written February 20, 2020
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Ease
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Respect Ho’opi’i Falls or Don’t Come Visit.
Jan 2020 • Friends
Visitors—Respect Ho’opi’i Falls and the local Residential area. Many tourists come way too early. They speak in loud voices. They don’t respect signs to ‘Be Quiet at Trailhead.’ In rainy weather they leave their muddy socks and sneakers behind on the rocks and path. They leave behind clothing, and who do they think will clean this up? Residents living on this road are fed up. With over 200 visitors a day seeking adventure, this small waterfall trail is getting worn out from just too many people. If you are coming to visit Ho’opi’i Falls, then be quiet! Pack out your water bottles, clothing and trash! Help by picking up trash you might see. Only park in the gravel area next to the fence and NOT in front of local residents’ homes! Don’t come at 7am when residents are still sleeping. Show respect for locals and local customs. Do not go into locals’ yards looking for hose water to wash off your feet, causing dogs to bark. Don’t park way up the street, walking up and down the road, again making dogs continually bark. Don’t linger at the trailhead taking photos speaking loudly! Just show respect and be quiet. Residents live close by and want to relax on their days off, especially the weekend. Either respect Ho’opi’i Falls area or just don’t come! Mahalo!
Written February 18, 2020
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