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Go to the second falls and recreate some Jurassic Park photos. The people saying it is not worth it are chumps and probably only saw the first falls. The second falls are further downstream. Go to the first falls and continue on down the trail. There will be 2 sections of spider like trees you have to duck under and crawl over. You will then hear the falls on your left. Go just a little further on the trail and down the muddy slope on your left so you can go to the base of the falls and swim.

walking
19 days ago

Incredible views of the Great Pacific Coast and lushness of Kauai alike.

Not recommended since it's in a residential area surrounded by private property and the trail is not clearly marked what is private and what is public property. We walked over from our rental house and went down the trail a bit but turned around shortly after. If you decide to do it please be respectful of the residents and try to make sure you are staying on public land.

Super easy walk in a beautiful rain forest with views of Mt Waialeale almost the entire trail. We wanted something easy in between awa'awapuhi and alakai swamp hikes. There is a cute little waterfall at the end. The hardest part of the trail is getting over a huge eucalyptus tree that blocks the trail. Other than that, this is an easy hike for the whole family. Turn right at the picnic table to continue on to the little waterfall. The trail connects with the Moalepe trail just past the waterfall. We continued a bit further on that trail but did not see anything too different or special, so we turned around. This trail is perfect if you like forest hikes, shade, and amazing views of the wettest place on earth.

Miles 3 and 4 are quite nice. Turned around at mike 5 once the pavement ended

hiking
1 month ago

Moderate climb with a service road trail. A bit slippery after a rain but the view towards the top were amazing. Myself and two friends did it Barefoot style with no issues.

The trail entry was a little hard to see but easy enough to walk down. If you stay along the water it’s less muddy, and a lot easier.

The trail was hard to find but thanks to the other reviews we found it pretty quickly ! I thought the trail was okay but I wasn’t amazed by the view. I was under the impression the trail would lead to the bottom of the waterfall not the bottom.

If you are a tourist, don't go out of your way to go to Ho'opi'i Falls. There are many more beautiful waterfalls on Kauai that deserves your cameras time and attention. It probably deserves three stars but the trailhead was across the street from where I used to live, so it was a great reason for my friends to come over, and for that reason it gets four. Kipu Falls was an infinitely better waterfall with a couple rope swings which I would recommend tourists to go to instead, but I guess too many people died there from jumping and landing on rocks, or swinging and hitting branches that had fallen into the pond. I remember one guy climbed up on the branch above the rope swing and it broke and he died. So the trail there is closed.

walking
1 month ago

Just walk on the sidewalk as far south as you can from The parking lot. It’s only about a mile to mile and a half.

slick and muddy, need sturdy shoes. in some area you have to crawl under low limbs to get to head of the falls. At the first waterfall there's a trail that is not easy to find where you can climb down to the base of the falls. we saw the trail that went to the right and climbed up it part way but it look like it didn't go anywhere so maybe the other one was there too and we just missed it. I think it was an easier climb down then it was a climb up for the trail we took because we saw some people with young children that had gone down to the base of the waterfall on the trail that we could not see. It would be helpful if there were some signs.

Loved this hike! Tool us about 35 minutes to the end of the trail! Amazing views and everything is just sooo green around you. Easily manageable and not very dangerous. Would recommend it!

This was a great hike! We took our 5 and 7 year old girls. It's mostly flat with some areas where maneuvering rocks, steps. or branches is needed but definitely doable. BRING BUG SPRAY! And dont be afraid to swim in the 2nd falls...just beware, the rocks in the water are SUPER SLICK from algae. We wore swimwear under dry fit clothes and it wasn't a problem. The swim was refreshing. Make sure you stop at both falls! The first is small but the second is bigger and worth the trek.

hiking
2 months ago

This is a great hike but be prepared to get very muddy. The trail starts off on a wide path, you will have to clamber over a fallen tree and then the incredible views of the lush surroundings will start to appear. It gets quite muddy as you continue. The trail ends at a bridge but I walked further along the Moalepe trail until I came to a wide open space where the views are really spectacular before turning back.

hiking
2 months ago

It was a wonderful hike. We had to climb over a fallen tree at mile 1. Lots of mud on the trail. I have to say that Kauai has amazing views and this was lush and beautiful but not spectacular. However my pictures beg to differ. Each photo makes it seem like I was in an enchanted forest.

Great Hike! It took about 25 (1 mile) minutes to get all the way down. The trail wonders through some really wonderful trees and along a very beautiful creek. There’s even a spot about 1/2 way where people do a little cliff jumping.

We went in the morning around 8am and practically had the trail to ourselves. Wonderful little hike with a great waterfall at the end.

Beautiful trail with two sets of waterfalls to look forward to and swim in. Very easy to hike, many people were also there with small children. The trail goes on after the second waterfall but there isn’t a lot past it, and you’ll have to come back the way you came in. Overall gorgeous little nature walk.

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trail running
3 months ago

With Views like this, why would you ever want to go back to Ohio? You n a side note, most off the trail is blacktop. Meaning, regular running shoes would be perfect! I ran in trail shoes.

Short and enjoyable. the highlight is the jungle greenery, which is as good as we've seen it anywhere on the island in the last 3 weeks. two very nice waterfalls, although they won't blow your mind. gorgeous flowers, vines, and vast soaring trees, though. slightly muddy but nothing to worry about.

most of the trail was washed out due to the heavy rains in April. it is a rough hike especially with the trail being washed out up near Princeville. and since this road is not maintained I don't think it's going to be accessible anytime soon. hiking 3 to 4 miles turn around and head back. or find another Trail.

walking
3 months ago

This walk is right along the coast and is great for an evening stroll.

hiking
3 months ago

To the end, which was not the bench with view but the small ridge after mud swimming it took us around 90 minutes. The views were really nice sometimes but the mud was really everywhere and you could just go barefoot cause my shoes just turned brown. I was expecting this since it was sparkling since morning though maybe if you go after 2 days of not raining itll be ok. Its chill trail, okay for even kids, and yea theres a big eucalyptus tree blocking the road in the beginning so its funny to go over it.

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.

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail and views throughout the hike. Definitely feels like you're hiking through the Jurassic Park movies, very cool. A bit muddy here and there but that was expected given that we're hiking on one of the wettest islands on earth. The slope is not steep making it a relatively easy hike, slightly muddy areas can be slippery and we had a few people in our group slip once or twice and get covered in mud. There is a huge eucalyptus tree that fell across the trail that you have to either go up and around or climb over which could be a bit precarious for older folks. Younger kids will probably enjoy the challenge and stomping around in the mud.

We completed the hike in about 3.5 hours taking our time and made it to the bridge where the Kuilau trail meets the Moalepe trail before turning around. Most of the trail was dry or damp and only a few areas were really muddy so bring good shoes and prepare to get dirty. Also, a little bug spray will help keep you from being eaten alive in the wetter parts of the trail.

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.

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

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail with excellent views for most of the way. Good shade and only muddy in a few patches.

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