Hoopii Falls Trail

EASY 211 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
200 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

private property

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.

22 days ago

Great hike for the family!

hiking
1 month ago

This trail is a beautiful, easy trek with a nice payoff. Both falls are worth seeing. The path can be a bit slippery during or after rain but it's still relatively simple to navigate. As stated, lots of branches to go over or under. The hardest part was getting down to the second waterfall lagoon. It was actively raining but there is a lot to hold on to. Definitely worth checking out if you want a casual yet rewarding trek.

1 month ago

Beautiful walk through the forest. about a third of the way in you come to a really awesome small waterfall with swimming hole that you can Cliff jump into. DO IT! you won't regret it. from there the jungle is very beautiful but the end waterfall is kind of anti-climactic, still pretty, but the first one in my opinion was much better.

1 month ago

Walked the trail yesterday, very easy, mosquitos were a pia. Cool sights along the way

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike, easy for a family with young children. The incline isn’t steep but there are lots of fallen trees to climb over or under.

If you want to go for a swim, the hike down is right before the lookout point. It’s steep, however, so you might not want to attempt with young children. The waterfall pool is refreshing and there’s a Tarzan rope for the adventurous ones. Just watch out for the rock to the right (when you jump).

hiking
2 months ago

This was recommended by a local as a relatively easy hike with our toddler in a backpack carrier. It wasn’t strenuous, but a little difficult to navigate with lots of trees and branches to climb over and under! We had to take the little one off our backs and pass her back and forth a bit. The mosquitos were brutal, so have lots of insect repellant! Some really pretty views of the waterfall at the lookout point.

2 months ago

Great waterfall to hike to

2 months ago

Once you reach the end, go back about 25 yards and go up a little. That's how you get to the tree swing! The water is so cool and tastes amazing.

hiking
2 months ago

Easy hike but still a workout! Great views and family friendly

2 months ago

Fun, quick hike. The first falls on the way is the better swim spot. If anyone in your group has issues bending down, I'd avoid this trail as you need to bend over to get under many branches 4' and lower. Overall lovely way to spend an
hour!

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful hike through the tropical forest however we thought the trail was difficult to follow as it split off several times. Missed the first waterfall completely and because of the various skill levels,our entire party could not make the climb down to the second waterfall and pool. We met up with another family experiencing the same.
Went back along the trail to find the cut off to the first waterfall - success! Enjoyed the falls and the more adventurous jumped off the rocks into the deep pool below.

4 months ago

Easy but humid.
Watch for the barbed wire.

hiking
4 months 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
4 months 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.

4 months 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.

4 months 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!

4 months 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,

4 months 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
4 months 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.

hiking
4 months 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.

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