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Ho'opi'i Upper Falls

Kauai + Niihau, Hawai'i

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Ho'opi'i Upper Falls

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  • The trailhead is located on Kapahi Road in northwest Kapa‘a. - Ho'opi'i Upper Falls
  • Kapa‘a Stream.- Ho'opi'i Upper Falls
  • You'll soon see people huddled around the top of the waterfall. - Ho'opi'i Upper Falls
  • The area is large enough to support a decent number of visitors. - Ho'opi'i Upper Falls
  • Looking at the falls from above.- Ho'opi'i Upper Falls
  • Be careful on the slippery rocks, and remember that flash floods can occur.- Ho'opi'i Upper Falls
  • This edited photo shows you where to jump and where to enter the water. The pool is normally about 10 feet deep. - Ho'opi'i Upper Falls
  • Jumping from the cliffs at Ho'opi'i Upper Falls.- Ho'opi'i Upper Falls
  • This place is too much fun!- Ho'opi'i Upper Falls
  • This place is too much fun!- Ho'opi'i Upper Falls
  • Walking back in a tropical paradise. - Ho'opi'i Upper Falls
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Cliff jumping. Short trail. Waterfall. Lots of beautiful birds.
Cons: 
Can be muddy and slippery after rains. Can get crowded. Possible danger if cliff jumping.
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Region:
Kauai + Niihau, HI
Access: 
Hike-in
Congestion: 
Moderate
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Greatest Height: 
20.00 ft (6.10 m)
Distance: 
0.04 mi (0.06 km)
Location type: 
Cliff jumping
Year round: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
None
Current Local Weather:
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Ho‘opi‘i Falls is an amazing waterfall and small 20-foot tall cliff diving spot that is very popular with visitors and tourists alike. The short trail starts on Kapahi Road near the town of Kapa‘a and heads through a beautiful rainforest and along Kapa'a Stream. The waterfall cascades down lava rock and into a relatively deep pool at its base. The trail is less than half a mile to the falls, and it is frequented by many colorful tropical songbirds. Just like all hikes on Kauai, the trail can be very wet, buggy, muddy and slippery. Use extreme caution when climbing out of the pool wth your wet feet because it is easy to misstep here. There is another waterfall further down the trail, that but there is no cliff diving there, just a large swimming hole. Do not go here after heavy rains because flash floods are common. If you have never been here before, make sure to watch where the locals choose their jumps. This ensures you are jumping into the right part of the pool.

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