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“Beautiful and refreshing”
Review of Kepirohi Waterfall

Kepirohi Waterfall
Ranked #2 of 10 things to do in Pohnpei
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Beautiful and refreshing”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

This waterfall is one of the most photographed in Pohnpei. The twin cataracts tumble over a stepped basalt pillar that you can sit on underneath the flow. It is only a short walk from the main road, although we got there by boat after a trip to Nan Madol. Finding it from the main road could be a challenge, as the locals have removed the road sign.
The walk to the falls is easy, and is lined by flowers and other plantings maintained by the landowner. The last few feet to the falls is a little slippery, but sturdy handrails are available. The trail ends at a concrete landing from which you can enter the water. You can swim in the pool under the falls, which is only 5-6 feet deep at the most. There are freshwater eels and fish in the pond. Something nibbled gently at my back while I was swimming, but not hard enough to break the skin. The water is refreshed by the frequent rainstorms, and is refreshing at ~ 84-86 degrees F.

Visited December 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed January 11, 2012

Easy hike to get to it, gorgeous waterfall with a swimming area.

Visited February 2011
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Reviewed October 22, 2011

I just sat right under the waterfall and it felt sooooooo gooooood. I was sitting on a natural rock that was shaped like a beach chair and it was like a natural water massage from the top of your forehead down to your legs... aaaah, so worth the trouble.

Visited April 2011
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Brandon, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 352 helpful votes
“a gorgeous cascade of cool water”
Reviewed June 9, 2011

Pohnpei is said to receive the second most rain in the world (apparently Kauai comes in first) so this waterfall is never anything except a gorgeous cascade of cool water! Located in the southeast corner of the island and accessible either by boat (marine dock at the mouth of the river) or by coastal highway. Private land so there is a US$3@ adult admission fee, and a lovely flowering plant lined stone trail. Swimming is permitted.

Visited May 2011
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