Hoopii Falls Trail [PRIVATE PROPERTY]

EASY 309 reviews

Hoopii Falls Trail [PRIVATE PROPERTY] 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.

hiking
1 day ago

Not sure what the excitement is about this trail. The water was muddy and I've seen better waterfalls and found this disappointing--along with the other 6 of us who were very hopeful. Definitely take the bug repellant and you can skip the swimming/rope into the water--too fast of water, not to mention it's not anywhere near clear, thus not safe to jump in since you wouldn't see what you are landing on. Take an extra pair of shoes for the return drive as you will get muddy.

9 days ago

Fantastic hike! Scenery was out of this world and the falls were spectacular. It was slippery as it had rained most of the day and the trails down to the falls were steep but the views were definitely worth the mud and the effort.

10 days ago

Very muddy and slippery you will get dirty. My kids did in bare feet maybe better

hiking
17 days ago

An enjoyable walk on a path that wasn’t that muddy but I suspect it would be if it had rained recently. Some trees down cross the path at a few places but not really a barrier. Bit steep right at the end. Good falls with a rope swing someone has put up but watch out for the submerged rock about 10ft/3m out scout that out first you don’t want to hit it!

hiking
18 days ago

Lots of downed trees to crawl over and under but wasn’t overly challenging. Trail was also a bit muddy from rain night before, and bug spray (mosquito repellent ) would be SUPER helpful! We really enjoyed the short hike and thought it was a great first day “starter” trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy trail that is shade with two waterfalls. The second waterfall has a rope swing into the river. This was one of our favorite hikes in Kauai with our teenage boys. This trail starts in residential area, which confused us at first.

1 month ago

Great little hike! about a mile or so each way. Very scenic and tropical. Rope swing a falls at the end. wasn't busy at all.
only downside is it was very muddy and slippery when we went in May due to the massive rains.

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing views, was able to view the falls from both the top and the bottom of the waterfall. Can be slippery and muddy!

hiking
2 months ago

Hiked but didn't swim. Really easy walk with some views of a farm initially and two falls. First one was more powerful than the second but good views all around. Lots of mosquitos so bring bug repellent!!

2 months ago

easy hike ..sometimes muddy. nice falls.

2 months ago

Great views but recent floods made it super muddy and slick.
High risk for falling, spraining an ankle or just landing the wrong way. Do not rely on rocks or tree branches when you have recent floods. Use common sense.
Though, if you watch your step and go slow it’s worth the walk. I would rate easy, and moderate in some areas due to mud.

hiking
2 months ago

I liked this trail. Easy to moderate (depending on conditions can be slippery after rains). Some bugs & mud but that’s to be expected. Beautiful scenery! Waterfalls and streams make this hike a great reward for short distance. Definitely recommend.

hiking
2 months ago

Great short hike, it is listed as easy but I went after a rain which I think it makes it more moderate of a hike, don’t be afraid of getting muddy.

3 months ago

Oooo

nature trips
4 months ago

Beautiful trail. A little muddy but we had rain earlier in the day. Prepare to get muddy. There is a few places we have to weave through the trees. Did it with an 8 month old on my back just fine. At the falls there is a rope swing. Bring a towel if the weather is cooler.

4 months ago

Awesome hike, very pretty. We weren’t paying attention and totally missed the first falls and ended up at the second. We couldn’t figure how to get down to the bottom of the falls to the rope swing but asked a local and he showed us. Where it looks like it dead ends you climb up some rocks and trees on the right side of the trail to a higher trail. Once you walk about 50 feet you descend back down. Rope swing was cool, water felt great.

4 months ago

Just hiked this today with my 13 year old son. We cliff jumped about 40 feet down stream from the first falls on both sides of the stream. The jumping cliffs are about 10 feet high on the trail side and about 15-18 on the other side. I checked the depth before we jumped and the water was over 10 feet deep.

We then walked down to the second falls which are higher but there was no cliff jumping there - just the rope swing which also looked fun, but we didn’t do it. We went back to the first set of falls, jumped a few more times and ate the Subway sandwich we had packed. It was a great day we will both remember forever.

4 months ago

Really neat trail with beautiful views and waterfalls but is all private property and we were forced off.

hiking
4 months ago

Two nice waterfalls. The first is a bit more dramatic. The first waterfall has a nice jump just below the main falls into about 8-9 ft of water, you then float down 100-150 ft and climb out on the right. The second fall has a nice overlook and a rope swing in the pond below the falls. Watch out for the submerged rock below the rope swing.

Also look for signs of wild pigs with small wallows.

hiking
4 months ago

Really good trail. It is kind of wet in the winter and there is mud all the way.

4 months ago

Amazing short hike to two waterfalls. Make sure to bring water shoes if you’re planning to jump.

hiking
4 months ago

Easy hike with nice photo ops and two waterfalls!

hiking
5 months ago

The trail head is just to the right of a person’s home; last house on the left before the off-shoulder Parking.
Tons of rain recently. The waterfall is FULL, and beware the last 25 feet of the trail is flooded, so you have to forge your own.

hiking
5 months ago

5 months ago

Nice hike in the woods to satisfying waterfall views. As is mentioned, use caution if it recently rained as the trail can get very slippery (hiking sticks very helpful).

hiking
5 months ago

Easy trail. It had not rained in a few days so the trail was pretty dry and easy to walk, but I can imagine it being a lot more slippery if it has recently rained. Great for groups with children! Lots of areas to swim or take a dip in the water.

hiking
6 months ago

Nice, fun, easy trail to some pretty awesome swimming holes and waterfalls! Trailhead isn't marked by gate anymore though, it's furthest to the left once you get to coordinates, there's a small opening to start of trail.

6 months ago

Great easy trail for the entire family, all ages! 2 waterfalls where you can cliff jump and swim around. Can be very slippery if it has recently rained!

hiking
6 months ago

Easy hike with two great water falls. Steam views and foliage is beautiful. If your so inclined, you can jump off the side of the first waterfall into the waters below.

hiking
6 months ago

Very slippery and a bit more technical than easy to get to the actual waterfall. Really beautiful and enjoyable!

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