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Hanakapiai Falls, Haena

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#7 of 31 in Nature in Kauai
Waterfall · Nature / Park
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Hanakapiai Falls or Hanakapi'ai Falls is an approximately 300 feet (91 m) high waterfall located in Hawaii, United States on the Na Pali side of the island of Kauai. It requires a hike of approximately 2 miles from Hanakapi'ai Beach. The waterfall is described as "gorgeous but challenging". The trail is a popular day-hike for able-bodied hikers.
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  • Make reservation far in advance. Touch hike and totally worth it if you are physically able to scale rocks and hike up and down elevations on slippery muddy trails. You will have to cross a river at.....  more
    Make reservation far in advance. Touch hike and totally worth it if you are physically able to scale rocks and hike up and down elevations on slippery muddy trails. You will have to cross a river at.....  more »
  • Absolutely beautiful hike! My husband is 52 and I am 46. Our mission was to make it to the falls and we made it! We are not athletes but prepared the best we could by taking hikes back home in Texas.....  more
    Absolutely beautiful hike! My husband is 52 and I am 46. Our mission was to make it to the falls and we made it! We are not athletes but prepared the best we could by taking hikes back home in Texas.....  more »
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  • Swimming under this beautiful fall is worth the hike! Trails can get muddy and slick which is not a surprise. If you are not an experienced hiker, don't do it. Definitely don't do it late or without an experience hiker company. We saw many people falling, dislocating shoulders and a dead goat! I did it with sandals and it work well for me, definitely no thin water shoes they can get stuck in mud. Boots are a good option if you don't mind them muddy or potentially filled with water, you will be crossing creeks. In all and all, it's a beautiful, easy hike that can easily turn to a difficult one depending on the elements and your mood, so be prepared. Have fun and stay safe!
  • This is a gorgeous hike, but it's a pretty tough hike to get there. Make sure you bring enough water.

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