Explore the most popular Hiking trails in Kauai with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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muddy
16 hours ago

its ok, but really muddy. nice vegetation. the bridge is really the end of the trail. we went about .25 miles further. but not interested in going all the way down (another 1.5 miles). do use the small short trails at the picnic tables for a nice valley view. recording is only of the way back. also there's more parking just past the trailhead at the bridge. go to the bridge/ stream to wash down after the hike.

hiking
20 hours ago

very well maintained trail, incredible payoff view

on Honopu Ridge

hiking
20 hours ago

This is seriously the most difficult trail we’ve taken. Definitely recommend wearing long sleeve shirt and pants. Good hiking boots are necessary to tread through the mud. The view at the end is well worth the effort. Water and snack help.

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muddy
washed out
21 hours ago

Demanding tour, good shoes recommended and possibly walking stick! The view is worth it. Total without breaks back and forth about 3.5h!

hiking
muddy
22 hours ago

Holy shit do it! That was gorgeous. The trail itself doesn’t have too many beautiful views on the trail but the end is such a payoff! Wow. One of my new all time favorite hikes! We went after it rained and it was muddy, I would suggest real hiking boots for the mud. It was mostly shaded though and great for a mid day hike

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bugs
muddy
23 hours ago

We did this hike the day after some heavy rains and it was super muddy and fairly treacherous, even with hiking shoes. Some parts were easier going down backwards and using the ropes to repel. Wear plenty of bug spray, I got over 20 bites. Beautiful beach at the end but once was enough for me.

one of the best hikes i’ve been on.

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muddy
rocky
1 day ago

Did this trail for the second time a couple of days ago. I had done it 4 years ago before the flood. Mile 2 to mile 4 was very muddy but very manageable. Mile 7 and 8 were still in very good conditions given the narrow trail at this spot. Close to the valley near mile 11 there is a lot more vegetation than 4 years ago but the trail is still very visible. There is a lot less people in the trail than before too. During my visit there was a maximum of 20 people hiking the trail a day and in the valley, there is maybe 25 people and almost no one lives in the valley anymore. I highly recommend this trail. It is absolutely beautiful with hundred of lookouts during the trail. Expect a lot of goats, birds, plants, fruits (lots of lilikoi and guava).

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muddy
1 day ago

This was a great hike to kick off our family trip. The trailhead entrance is quite well hidden (and unmarked), look for a sign telling you to be quiet, that’s the one. Expect to get covered in mud, but that’s your main obstacle and it’s well worth it! The second waterfall is lovely, we took the path down and swam in the cool waters. I highly recommend the swing, but watch out for rocks.

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muddy
rocky
scramble
1 day ago

Great hike. We tracked 9.6 miles from the shuttle pavilion. First two miles are pretty easy and full of great views. When you turn up canyon towards falls after the first water crossing it’s muddy and more difficult. Still worth doing, just prepare for it to take longer and bring lots of water.

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muddy
over grown
2 days ago

My wife and I did the Canyon Trail and the Black Pipe trail as part of the return back. A tad muddy and slippery in certain sections but not nearly as bad we were anticipating especially given all the recent rain. Spectacular view of the canyon with a peekaboo of part of the falls. The Black Pipe look starting out from the branch at the Canyon Trail is narrow in spots and quite overgrown with grasses and such, but nothing too hard. However, there is a split in the trail about half way through that’s unmarked with no indication which way to go (right downwards or left uphill). We randomly chose to go left (uphill) to see where that took us and that worked (but missed seeing any water pools - so perhaps going right was also ok?). Surprised that there isn’t better signage now and then.

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muddy
over grown
2 days ago

Great hike with a beautiful view at end. As others have said don’t let the 4.4 miles fool you. If it has been raining it will be very slow going on way out. A bit faster coming back because it is easier to climb in the mud than go downhill. Definitely lots of false stag horn grabbing at you for 20% of the time. Recommend pants, very good shoes and a solid walking stick. I’m 59 and my husband 64 and avid hikers. So yes, you too can do it. Just be dressed appropriately or have thick skin and a young able body!

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muddy
over grown
2 days ago

Great hike with a beautiful view at end. As others have said don’t let the 4.4 miles fool you. If it has been raining it will be very slow going on way out. A bit faster coming back because it is easier to climb in the mud than go downhill. Definitely lots of false stag horn grabbing at you for 20% of the time. Recommend pants, very good shoes and a solid walking stick. I’m 59 and my husband 64 and avid hikers. So yes, you too can do it. Just be dressed appropriately or have thick skin and a young able body!

awesome day. awesome hike.

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fee
muddy
rocky
2 days ago

Great trail! The waterfall is a must! If possible, reserve two time slots for the parking pass to ensure you can spend time at the waterfall. Bring a lot of water if you are walking at noon.

Very muddy shortly for the first half but relatively dry for the remainder. The waterfall at the end is meh but the views along the way make it well worth the short hike. Pretty steep hills, but again, short. Just before the waterfall on the canyon ridge, we stopped to eat lunch and watched the helicopter tours fly in just a 100ft or so away from the edge. 10/10 would hike again.

Great. Flat. Paved. I recommend renting a bike. More satisfying of an experience.

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