Outfitters Kauai - Hidden Valley Falls Kayak & Hike
Take a pleasant downwind kayak and hiking trip on the Hule'ia River.
We begin the adventure paddling our tandem kayaks for about two miles. We will go through the Hule'ia Nat'l Wildlife Refuge, a place for the preservation of endangered Hawaiian water birds. We will paddle past the Alekoko (Menehune) Fishpond, a living archaeological site. Our backdrop is the spectacular Haupu Mountain Range, a dramatic and majestic 2000' shield volcano that looms over the river.
Where the river gets shallow, we will leave our kayaks behind, and set out on a 1.5 mile round trip guided nature walk through a pristine tropical rain forest containing many different communities of bird, plants and aquatic life. The area is steeped in legend, and your guides will tell you exciting stories about the supernatural inhabitants of the valley in days gone by. Hule'ia has been the site of filming for a wide range of major motion pictures, including Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jurassic Park, and the Lost World. We will stop along the way at swimming holes with rope swings and finally reach our destination - Hidden Valley Falls. Here you will experience a captivating series of pool-drop waterfalls cascading over black lava rock.
At Hidden Valley Falls we will have some snacks, cold drinks and enjoy the scenery. Next we head back down to the river for a fun trip in our double-hulled powered canoe.
The Picnic Tour includes a delicious picnic lunch.
- Enjoy a downwind paddle on the Hule'ia River through the Hule'ia National Wildlife Refuge
- Hike lush jungle trails through a fern-covered valley
- See a gorgeous waterfall and swimming hole
- Ride back on a motorized canoe
Hidden Valley Falls Kayak
Wailua River Kayaking
- Where and When:
- You will be given the check in closest to your accommodations:
Poipu Area and West Side:
Check in at 8:45 am at Outfitters Kauai, 2827A Poipu Rd, Poipu, HI 96756. View Map
East Side and North Shore:
Check in at 9:30 am at the Kayak Shack at Nawiliwili Small Boat Harbor. View Map
Returns are normally between 1:00 to 1:30 pm.
Please call 48 hours prior to your tour to confirm your reservation and departure time.
- Must be able to kayak 60-90 minutes and walk 1.5 miles.
- Participants must be able to walk 1.5 miles on a good forest trail and paddle a tandem kayak together with a partner for 60-90 minutes.
No riders weighing over 260 lbs (118 kg).
- Special Notes:
- Infants are not provided a lunch plate and must sit on adult's lap.
- Operation Days:
- Monday through Saturday
- Approx. 4.5 hours
- Outfitters Kauai
- Outfitters Kauai uses tandem, open-cockpit, or sit-on-top style self-bailing kayaks with foot pedal controlled rudders to facilitate safety and ease of operation. You'll be given a lightweight fiberglass paddle with a tether, life vest and dry bag to keep your camera dry on your excursion.