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Ho'opi'i Falls Trail

Suitable for:
Nature lover, families, couples
Insider tip or tourist spot?
Hardly known and not much going on
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Insider Tip
Time needed: 1-2 hours
3 hours
Optimal arrival time:
Does not matter
Cost:
Free
Suitable for:
Nature lover, families, couples
Insider tip or tourist spot?
Hardly known and not much going on
TouriSpot
Insider Tip
Time needed: 1-2 hours
3 hours
Optimal arrival time:
Does not matter
Cost:
Free

Profile of the hike

Distance total
2,86 Kilometer
Distance uphill
0,72 Kilometer
Distance downhill
1,04 Kilometer
Altitude meters uphill
49 Meter
Altitude meters downhill
- 49 Meter

Ho'opi'i Falls Trail - description

Hoʻopiʻi Falls are 2 waterfalls along Kapaʻa Creek near Kapaʻa on the east coast of Kauai. The falls were used as a filming location in Jurassic Park for the fictional site of the "Mano de Dios Amber Mine" in the Dominican Republic.

It is not entirely clear whether the small walking trail that starts in the middle of the residential area crosses "Private Property" (i.e. private land).

The short trail that leads to the waterfalls in about 30 minutes initially gives a view of wide pastures and the mountain ranges of Waialeale. Goats graze in the pastures. Another untouched piece of nature, for which Kauai has become so famous. Through fabulous forests and green-covered forest floors, you finally reach the Kapaa creek, which leads you to the waterfalls.

The lower falls are more spectacular than the upper falls. Here you can climb around the waterfall, take great photos and take a bath under the waterfall or in the pool where the river flows. It is very quiet and peaceful here and perfect for a romantic picnic.

What we say

Florian
I am a big fan of exploring on my own. This waterfall is not in any conventional guidebook and I discovered it in the "Ultimate Guidebook of Kauai". Most of the time, only locals are out and about here.
Our checklist & tips:
  • Pack a picnic :-)
  • Camera tripod for long exposure at the waterfall.

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Map and contact data

5936 Kapahi RD, Kapaa, Hi 96746
Longitude: -159.34328923705712
Latitude: 22.102967998343896

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