Top Adventures in Kapaa

  • Hike to the nose of Sleeping Giant

    There are a few different approaches for this hike - you can take either the East route, West route, or the Kuamoo-Nounou route. The East route is closest to nearby towns of Kapa'a and Wailua, so for convenience I chose this route.The trail quick...

    4 miles 1000 ft gain

  • Kayak the Wailua and Hike to Secret (Uluwehi) Falls

    First, you need kayaks to get on the river. I bring my Oru Kayak with me everywhere, but we did have to rent one additional, and there are rentals everywhere - a quick Google search will get you tons of options. You can launch your boat from direc...

    1.5 miles

  • Hike to Ho'opi'i Falls

    Easiest/Direct route: When in the Kapa'a area from the main highway turn left onto Kawaihau road. Follow Kawaihau all the way up until you see a sign for Kapahi road, turn left onto that road. Driving in, you'll see a red gate on your left-hand si...

    2.2 miles

  • Hike to the Base of Wailua Falls

    The short, makeshift hike to the falls is well worth the effort – this is one of the most beautiful waterfalls on the island of Kauai.Look for a small path at the south end of the parking lot. You will have to hop over a cement barrier that is abo...

    1.5 miles 150 ft gain

  • Hike the Kuilau Ridge Trail

    Parking at the trailhead is limited to approximately four vehicles, so arrive early. If you are unable to park, continue down Highway 580 and you will find parking next to Kawi Stream. The beginning of the trail, an old fire road, starts with a gr...

    5 miles 488 ft gain

  • Hike to Waimea Falls

    The hike to the Waimea Falls offers both the natural beauty of a tropical rainforest, as well as the unique, in situ opportunity to learn about local history. Although this hike can be crowded, it is definitely worthwhile to see and swim in this a...

    1.9 miles 216 ft gain

  • Take A Helicopter Ride Over Kauai

    There are lots of options for heli rides in Kauai, ranging from plush interiors with AC and noise canceling headphones, to deeply discounted, crowded rides, but my personal recommendation is to find a company that offers a doors off option (there ...

  • Swim in the Waikoko Stream & Waterfall

    You will need a 4WD high clearance vehicle to reach this trail. To reach the trailhead, take Highway 580 which will eventually turn to dirt. You'll cross over a couple of streams and when you reach a Y, take a left. In one more mile, you will reac...

    1 miles 166 ft gain

  • Hike the Wai Koa Loop Trail

    The trailhead is located at Anaina Hou Community Park, off Kuhio Highway near the Kauai Mini Golf Course. A Waiver for the trail must be signed within the office located at Kauai Mini Golf. There is plenty of parking and the trail is open to the p...

    5 miles 227 ft gain

  • Hike to the Waterfalls at Kauai's Secret Beach

    Disclaimer - as I was shown this spot by a local, I would suggest asking for the exact location of the trail from a local. It can be reached by one of the nearby neighborhood roads in Kilauea.The boot path is fairly short (approximately a mile or...

    2 miles

  • Relax at Kauai's Secret Beach

    Is a so-called ‘secret beach’ that sits on Secret Beach Road considered secret anymore? Perhaps not, but don’t let that deter you from exploring the depths of Kauai’s renown Kauapea Beach, more widely known as Secret Beach.The 3,000-foot long nort...

  • Camp at Anini Beach Park

    The shallow nearshore ocean bottom makes Anini a great beach to visit if you have kids. Anini Beach Park is also a snorkeler's delight - here you may spot Hawaii's state fish, the humuhumunukunukuapua'a (triggerfish) and uhu (parrotfish), kala (un...

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