Ho`opi`i Falls

NileGuide Expert Says:

Please be respectful of the people that live around this area, as they allow the continued use of land for parking etc. Please pack out all trash, be very careful, and most of all have fun.

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Kapahi Rd.
Kauai, HI 96746

NileGuide Expert tip:

Heed the No Trespassing signs along the trail and bring mosquito repellent.


For a mild hike, or walk if you will, make the journey to secluded Ho`opi`i Falls. The trail head is located in a residential area, and the falls are deep in the dense forest, reaches by walking along the river under a forest canopy.

The toughest part about the journey is the way back up, since you're at a constant decline the whole way there. That said, it is far from a strenuous hike and takes place along a muddy dirt trail. It's an ideal walk for the whole family, yet exciting enough for adventurous hikers. Don't forget water and a camera.

Take Kawaihau Rd at the north end of Kapaa inland about 2 miles+ and turn right on Kapahi Rd and park next to the cattle gate. As you ascend into this magical wilderness, you are taken from civilization to raw nature almost immediately.


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