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Hanakapiai Falls, Kauai

#7 of 31 in Nature in Kauai
Waterfall · Nature / Park
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 unmaintained and is a popular day-hike for able-bodied hikers.
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  • We did this 4 years ago and again this February. It is still one of the most spectacular things we have done. This year was quite different in two ways. 1. The new system for reservation and...  more »
  • The hike should be taken seriously, bring more water than you think you will need. The waterfall itself is incredible and totally worth the hike. We do quite some hiking back home in Europe but as...  more »
  • Great reward for a challenging hike. Just remember, you still have to go back. Much caution is needed for slippery rocks.
  • Well worth the journey in! You should visit the napali state park regardless of you’re in Kauai and this should be a highlight if you don’t make it to Kalalau beach. These falls are incredible and definitely well worth your time. The stunning 300ft waterfall makes the hard hike well worth your time. Don’t miss this one. Have decent trip shoes.

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