Conquering this world one trail at a time. Don't call me when you want to go shopping, call me when there's hiking involved. And can I bring my dogs?
Can be a bit confusing finding the start of the trail to the viewing platform as the sign is small and not visible from the road. Just fins the gravel pit, park there and walk across the road until you see the trail down. If you're adventurous, continue walking down the road past the official trail. You'll find another steep trail that goes down to the base of the falls. At points there are ropes that have been placed to help with your descent. Take your time and watch your foot placement but it's well worth it as from the viewing platform not much of the falls can be seen.
Can be a bit confusing finding the start of the trail to the viewing platform as the sign is small and not visible fr
Dettifoss and Selfoss can be visited from the same starting point. Dettifoss is visited more than Selfoss since there's built walkways and platforms overlooking Dettifoss. You can get very close to overlooking the edges of Selfoss if you're willing to walk from rock to rock picking your way close. It's well worth is. Selfoss was our favorite of the two plus less people.
Dettifoss and Selfoss can be visited from the same starting point.
Waterfall lane is hikable from just outside of Seydisfjordur. The trail is open and easy to follow the yellow stakes as you pass by numerous waterfalls, some that are not view able from the road. Starting from town you'll slowly gain altitude and when you reach to end of the trail you'll have a stunning view of Seydisfjordur and the fjord.
Pick up a map showing where the starting point of this hike is from the tourist desk in the Ferry Terminal building
Waterfall lane is hikable from just outside of Seydisfjordur.
Majority of the hike is up an incline. You have great views of fjord as you climb. Once near Hengifoss you'll start the decline towards the base of the falls which can depending on the weather be a bit wet and muddy. There is a sign urging hikers to not continue towards the base so your view is from a short distance away.
Majority of the hike is up an incline. You have great views of fjord as you climb.
Stay at Lower Falls Campground, site #13 was close to the river to afford the white noise of the river, located across from the bathrooms and giving you access to trail #31 by your own leg of the trail. Hike Lewis River trail #31 that leaves right from your campsite on a well maintained trail that includes views of Lower, Middle and Upper Lewis falls as well as 3 others.
Stay at Lower Falls Campground, site #13 was close to the river to afford the white noise of the river, located acro
Just outside of Carson, follow the sign on from main road to Panther Creek. Once on the side road follow the signs for Trout Lake. You'll come to a part in the road where FALLS is spray painted on the asphalt , park at the gravel pit on the right and walk back the way you came to the falls trail. This trail takes you to the platform. For the more adventurous, keep walking along the road past the "official" trail to find a trail off to the right. This trail is steep at first with rope holds to help you down the first half of the trail. From there pick your way down using rocks as foot holds, and roots and trees to steady your descent. Not a long hike but takes a bit of time being careful on your descent. Your reward, Panther Creek falls at eye level, amazing!! We did it with two dogs, a bit anxiety inducing but they did fine (mom was the worried one :) )
Just outside of Carson, follow the sign on from main road to Panther Creek.
Easy 3.4 mile rountrip hike on a well maintained trail with an absolutely stunning waterfall as your reward. Easily done by your 4 legged friends as well.
Easy 3.4 mile rountrip hike on a well maintained trail with an absolutely stunning waterfall as your reward.
This Falls now shows up on Google maps but still not a soul in sight. Nice little stop on your way through to wherever you’re going
This Falls now shows up on Google maps but still not a soul in sight.
Access to Secret Beach has changed since this original post. From Kuhio Hwy turn onto Kalihiwai Rd and within the first quarter mile turn right onto an unnamed dirt road. Park at the end of the road, you'll be looking at a few houses, to the left in between two stone walls you'll see the start of the trail. Downhill and clay so it can be slippery but there are rocks and roots on the trail to provide footing.
Access to Secret Beach has changed since this original post.
Hike the Canyon Trail which starts to the left of the lookout. Easy to moderate difficulty, approximately 2.5 miles one way. Unmatched views of the canyon and a short offshoot trail that takes you to the top of Waipo'o Falls.
Hike the Canyon Trail which starts to the left of the lookout.
Not too far from Abiqua falls but less than half the visitors. This is now one of our favorites, I would highly recommend going in the winter or spring when the water levels are higher.
Not too far from Abiqua falls but less than half the visitors.
The trail is easy to find once you've driven/walked down the road far enough. Most vehicles can make almost all of the drive but it does get sketchy at the end and I'd only venture driving down to the gate if you have a 4x4. There are some spots in the trail that become steep with slippery clay underfoot, but some ropes have been installed as hand rails and help with the descent/ascent. After you reach the river is scrambling along rocks and underneath a few fallen trees until you get to the falls. There may be more actual trail during different seasons, we went in the winter after a period of numerous days of rain, river was high.
The trail is easy to find once you've driven/walked down the road far enough.
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