Top Adventures in Lihue

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • 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...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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...

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