Hoopii Falls Trail is a 2 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, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.
The trailhead 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.
If you have a spare morning - do this!
Pretty easy hike that has a few challenging moments to make it rewarding enough. Suggest starting at 11am, taking lunch at 12-1230 by the falls (aka The Amber Mines in Jurassic Park), then heading back to the car.
Sweet little trail. Hard to find the trailhead as it is basically a ditch off on the left side of a suburban road. The waterfalls are spectacular and there's opportunity to swim in a downstream pond. The side trail down to the falls requires some dexterity.
Really pretty easy but a little tricky to find the trail head, especially if there are no other hikers parked nearby. Drive to the end of the dead-end road to the three "No Trespassing" signs and turn around. Now, on your right is a cut-back area along the road to parallel park. Just up on the right, pst the end of the parking strip and before the next house in the right is the trailhead. Some say there is a gate to walk through but it is currently overgrown with vegetation. We hiked right to the second falls and then walked back towards the first falls but we found a fun trail along the stream-bed to follow back to the first falls. Very pretty and jungle-like down in there. One word of caution- we read and heard that the neighborhood gets a little testy with hikers on this trail. Since the trailhead is a little tough to find, folks drive around a lot and probably get frustrated trying to go on their hike. I would maintain low speeds while driving around the neighborhood and act respectful. I know- it goes without saying but there must have been a few bad apples along the way!
My boyfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed this trail. You definitely need to be vigilant about staying on the trail, however, as it is easy to stray onto someone's property (note the numerous 'No Trespassing' signs). The falls were amazing and made the hike worthwhile. After a steep descent through some branches, we were surprised to find that we had the falls to ourselves. We didn't have any issues with slipping or mud, but the weather has been dry, and we were both wearing trail sneakers.
Awesome! We where there alone at 9u00 am and it was just a little Paradise!
the trail is pretty level the steepest part is right at the beginning once you get to the bottom it is easy for children and seniors trail is a little muddy you pass some trees that have vines that are about 40 50 feet long that you can swing like Tarzan it was kinda cool.when you get to the creek stay right.
Easy walk. Vegetation is great.
We've been coming to this island for 15 years.... never knew this existed, but we are new to hiking and the "all trails" app. It was a rainy cloudy day, and the trail was still very manageable in flip flops and with an adventurous 11 year old. Small muddy parts and small slippery parts, but not scary at all. The trail is not marked. You enter, as others have said, across the street from the houses address 25 and 29, many cars were parked along the entrance. Enter the trail and travel right, when you hit the river, turn right again. We followed the main map on the app the entire way and it was perfect. You will reach a fork that overlooks the falls, to actually get down to the falls you have to hike past this and then down a small path on the left that we almost missed. This was the steepest and muddiest part. The falls was awesome, the river and the rope swing gorgeous. The whole hike was easy and breathtaking scenery.
Amazing trail ...wife got spooked by the birds but she made it and was awwed
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.