Top Adventures in Hanapepe

  • View a Sunset at Kauai's Glass Beach

    This beach is located in the industrial part of Kauai near Hanapepe Bay. Once you get to the dirt road, you can either walk the short distance or drive it if you have a high clearance vehicle. You will eventually make your way down to the lava p...

  • Explore Kauai's Waimea Beach

    Among all of the places in the Hawaiian islands, Kauai is my favorite. It's what you imagine when you think of Hawaii. It's still relatively undeveloped and there are no freeways on the island. Waimea Pier, which is located at Waimea Beach, epitom...

  • Watch the Spouting Horn Blowhole

    On the South Shore you can find the Spouting Horn. There's a small beach park with a great lookout where you can watch a blowhole spout a plume of thundering water into the air. This waterspout occurs whenever the waves are forced under the rocky ...

  • Relax at Po'ipu Beach

    This is a big beach park.  There are large grassy areas with trees that are perfect to hammock in.  There are also many picnic tables.  The are two sides to the beach, with one side being very kid-friendly.   The waves can crash very hard into the...

  • Hike the Maha'ulepu Trail

    This easy-to-handle trail is a good one for the whole family. The trail starts from "Shipwrecks Beach", in front of the Grand Hyatt and follows the coastline for 2 miles to Maha'ulepu Beach. Along the way, you'll witness beautiful, rugged coastli...

    2 miles

  • Stroll along the Iliau Nature Loop

    Iliau, an endemic plant to Kaua'i's westside, grows along the path -- hence the name: Iliau Nature Loop -- is located in Waimea Canyon State Park. Not far after mile marker 8. It has the same trailhead as Kukui Trail.Native vegetation are identifi...

    0.3 miles 40 ft gain

  • Explore Makuawahi Cave

    (Note: the cave is only open to the public on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10:00am-2:00pm)Getting There: Drive down Poipu road, traveling east; the road will turn to dirt and a few obstacles will make you glad to have (or wish you ...

    0.4 miles

  • Explore Gillin's Beach

    To get to this beach, first make sure your vehicle can handle dirt roads. Follow the road out of Poipu east (this is where it turns to dirt) follow until road until it "T"'s into another dirt road., turn right. After the security gate (public acce...

  • 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 to Waipo'o Falls

    People have accessed the falls directly from the Canyon Trail, which begins between mile marker 14 & 15. You'll follow a dirt road for a bit, leading to a 3.2 mile hike (not my recommendation). The hike is more enjoyable via the recently opene...

    2.6 miles 800 ft gain

  • Hike Kawaikoi Stream

    Kawaikoi stream trail starts 3/4 mile beyond the Forest Reserve entrance sign on the Mohihi-Camp 10 road & across the stream at "Sugi Grove". It's a DLNR maintained trail, so there's signage & mile markers for the trail.At 1.75 miles total...

    1.75 miles 40 ft gain

  • Camping on the Beach at Polihale

    Polihale Beach is at the western most point of Kauai and it's perfect white sand shore stretches for over 15 miles. Come here to avoid the notorious Kauai rain, as Polihale is typically sunny and cloudless throughout the year. The sunsets here are...

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