Koke‘e | Waipo‘o Falls Hiking Tour

Waipoo Falls Hiking Tour

Of all the hikes, this is one of the most satisfying with incredible views along the way of the polychromatic Waimea Canyon, fondly called the Grand Canyon of the Pacific.

At the end of this hike there is the added attraction of a fragrant gingered covered waterfall and pool perched at the edge of the canyon. By this pool is where we end the hike with a lunch, pause to enjoy the great quiet, and if you like a swim.

On the way and upon the return be on the lookout for the beautiful flights of the white tail tropic bird over the Waimea Canyon and in the forest look for the fragrant mailevine and our native koa.

Along the way to the trail head we can stop at several of the lookouts and enjoy the many angles and perspectives of the geological wonder that is the Waimea Canyon and Koke’e highlands.

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Tour Overview and Highlights

When And Where:

  • All Year — Monday thru Friday
  • Check In: 7:00 a.m., at our Wailua River Marina Shop — on the same southern banks of the Wailua River, where the Smith’s motor boats launch


  • Moderate
  • Trail Time: 3 to 5 hours
  • Road Time: 2.5 hours


  • Guide(s)
  • Transportation
  • Day packs
  • Deli lunch:
    • Turkey, roast beef, ham, salami, or vegetarian
    • Chips + tropical fruit + cookies
    • Refreshments of tropical juices and bottled water

What To Bring:

  • Sun protection
  • Light shirt
  • Shorts
  • Sweatshirt or light jacket
  • Trail food/snack
  • Bathing suit
  • Footwear (light hiking boots, sports sandals, or athletic shoes)
  • Rain gear
  • A camera and binoculars
  • Towel and change of clothes

Caveat Emptor:

  • Children under 16 years need to be accompanied by an adult; if not, service will be denied with no refund.

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Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy

Kayak Kauai observes a firm 24 hour cancellation policy. Any cancellations within 24 hours will receive no refund;(All Na Pali Coast kayaking tours or GROUPS of 6 or more require a 48 hour cancellation notice). Cancellations made by Kayak Kauai due to inclement weather conditions are 100% refundable.

Travel Insurance

Safety is no accident and on every tour we pay special attention to this fact. That said, travel insurance is not a bad idea, especially if a “dark cloud” decides to follow you. Find a company that offers medical, security evacuation and rescue services in the event of a medical or security emergency.