Hoopii Falls Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Kapaa, HI that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.
The trail head is correctly marked but it is not easy to see from your car. It is on the left side as you approach and is marked with a metal gate.
Amazing trail ...wife got spooked by the birds but she made it and was awwed
Amazing trail ...wife got spooked by the birds but she made it and was award
The first, smaller waterfall has a cool spot to dive into, and the long walk to the second waterfall is nice, and the second waterfall is beautiful.
The waterfall at the end is beautiful. I'd give the trail a 3 out of 10 for ease and an 8 for treachery. It's muddy, slippery, and a bit scary in certain parts. I had my child in a front carrier and slipped in the mud and just missed landing on top of him.
We also had trouble finding the trail and ended up on someone's property, who promptly yelled at us and sic'd his three dogs on us. We barely escaped getting bitten (for reals).
As another poster noted, the trail head is between 5929 and 5925, but on the OTHER SIDE of the road. Beware.
It was great! Took our hammocks out and relaxed by the waterfalls in the early morning. Little slippery... Our hiking sticks helped a lot! Also, glad we had big spray :)
There is a sign that says Private Property right about half way through and decided to turn around. Don't venture if you don't have bug spray
Great shott hike to do with kids. it just rained yesterday so, the flow of the waterfall was strong.
Hiking and swimming near the falls at the end of the trail. Good day outing if you are near Lihue.
It was an easy drive to get to the trail head but the metal gate was bit hard to find. I follow the trail and one part was posted with No Trespassing signs but there was no barbed wires as other reviewer noted. The trail was shady and some parts were muddy. I got some mosquito bites. I found this trail was bit of unpleasant.
Great hike. Gorgeous and shaded the entire time! Take the trail to the left when you come up on The No trespassing signs and private property signs. The trail along the river is scenic and beautiful! No need to take the short cut through Steve's property!
Nice easy hike.
About half way in, the original trail is blocked by a "Private property. No Trespassing" Sign and barbed wire between two trees. There is a detour right next to it that takes you down to the river and through some fallen trees and some more minor obstacles until you reach the waterfall. Not sure, if this alternative trail is allowed but it seemed that quite a few people had walked there before.
Other reviews were very helpful on where to find the start of the trail. Also when you follow the path towards the second waterfall it will end with a new No Trespassing Sign recently posted and a wire fence. If you just climb down towards the left of it you'll find a new path to the next water fall. Just follow along the stream. When we were getting closer to the second waterfall we followed a trail that had us a lot higher to the left of it which was what we wanted because then we found a trail that got us down to the bottom of the fall to swim and swing on the rope that's there. Really awesome, beautiful and fun trail!
Nice and easy no problem finding directions, shady, good for a hot summer day if you are looking for some shades
Nice beautiful easy hike. A little muddy in December. A little hard to find and park your car in the correct direction or you may get a ticket.
Easy access to 2 waterfalls, great for taking a dip to cool off. 2 hrs round trip
Good lush trail with decent views. Not overly scenic, but a good way to spend an hour or so close to town. It doesn't compare to the Sleeping Giant trail by any stretch of the imagination, but it is enjoyable. For this 60-ish hiker that isn't in tip-top shape, this was plenty for me, especially on a warm muggy day without much breeze. People have trouble finding the trailhead - thanks to misinformation given, but look for the houses at 5925 and 5929 Kapahi Rd and look for the red gate across the street. Be nice to the residents and park off the road away from the houses that access their street.