Hoopii Falls Trail

EASY 155 reviews

Hoopii Falls Trail is a 2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Kapaa, Hawaii that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
269 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

washed out

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.

2 hours ago

Easy but humid.
Watch for the barbed wire.

hiking
1 day ago

Relatively easy hike that takes you to not just one, but two beautiful waterfalls. Seemed as though many people stopped after the first one, but keep going! It only gets better from there. Despite rain the night before and morning of our hike, it wasn't too difficult or slippery to navigate.

hiking
1 day ago

Fun hike through tropical forest, nice falls too. But continue on to the second falls upstream for a real treat with a rope swing.

hiking
2 days ago

4 days ago

Easy hike in and out. Jumping off the top of the falls into the pool below is a must if you make this trip. First waterfall was a lot more fun than the second.
Google maps takes you to private property when searching for this waterfall. Be aware that the trailhead is about 200yrds before the private property on the left. photo of trailhead included.

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5 days ago

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7 days ago

Short hike to a very beautiful place! A must do if in the area. It's completely safe to jump off the rocks at the falls as we were fortunate to have locals arrive and show us how to do it. Thanks guys!

9 days ago

11 days ago

The trail was ok, but everyone had a blast jumping off the rocks, and on the rope swing. Had to do a little climbing to get to the lower falls,

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12 days ago

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15 days ago

Nice easy trail so you aren't giving all your energy and have some left to explore side paths, swim, and so forth.

A previous reviewer thankfully notes that there is no trail marker and to go downstream.

Someone else wrote that the first fall is a half mile in but I clocked it closer to 1/4 mile. It's a steep path down to the left. So that makes it a little less than 3/4 of a mile further to the second waterfall. The trail to the left leads to the lookout. If you double back a bit, a steeper trail up to the right goes along a ridge that has a path down to the base of the second falls, with the nice pool and rope swing. Lots of rocks and trees to hold on to as it is a bit steep. We hiked back up in some pretty heavy rain. We were cautious but I never felt like it was all that dangerous. It was worth it as this pool is much less busy. In fact we had it to ourselves for quite a while.

Took off 1 star because the trail really is not marked at all.

hiking
15 days ago

This is a wonderful, shady, easy hike through a green jungle that leads to two incredible waterfalls. A couple of important TIPS...
1. There is no trailhead sign at the start (nor any signage anywhere along the trail). And the trail begins right off a residential street in a rural neighborhood. When your Maps app says you've arrived, there is a small clearing in some bushes; that is the start to the trail. It took us a few minutes to figure this out after thinking the Maps app might have misled us.
2. At the bottom of the first hill, a couple hundred yards into the hike, you will arrive at a stream and the trail splits off, offering you a fork in the trail with the possibility of heading UP stream or DOWN. Go to the right. Go DOWN stream for the waterfalls. We, and later others we saw, first headed up stream, not knowing. Enjoy this hike. You're going to love it! God is an amazing creator. Give Him thanks.

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21 days ago

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22 days ago

Beautiful short hike. First waterfall is about a 1/2 mile in, and falls into a big pool that can be swam in. Second falls is about another 1/2 mile in, and opens into a big lagoon with a rope swing. Lots of great swimming.

29 days ago

Great hike, super easy

30 days ago

Easy walk. Pretty scenery. Not too crowded.