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.To visit Hanakapiai Falls on your trip to Haena, use our Haena day trip app.
Hanakapiai Falls reviews
Trail is moderate to difficult. Wear good hiking shoes. The trek is worth the experience. Bring water (went through 2 liters - and lunch)
Trail is moderate to difficult. Wear good hiking shoes. The trek is worth the experience. Bring water (went through 2 liters - and lunch) more »
We took a shuttle to the start of the hike. The views are breathtaking. We hiked to the falls and had lunch. It was a hot day but rained along the way and then was quite chilly at the falls. Pack...
We took a shuttle to the start of the hike. The views are breathtaking. We hiked to the falls and had lunch. It was a hot day but rained along the way and then was quite chilly at the falls. Pack... more »
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!
GORGEOUS, but intense hike. Totally worth it if you are prepared. Bring water, snacks, and wear appropriate shoes. Give yourself plenty of time. We left for our hike at around 9:30 and returned a little after 4pm. I would have liked to get an earlier start to spend more time at the waterfall. Definitely a bucket list item!
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