Secret Falls (Uluwehi Falls)

Secret Falls (Uluwehi Falls)

Secret Falls (Uluwehi Falls)
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Shawn K
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
This worked out great, we had a wonderful time! Super easy to transport and find all of the locations they explain while picking up.
Written 2 March 2024
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RickSch-US
Wichita, KS22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2022
Beautiful waterfall! Must-see! Only accessible by water. You have to rent a kayak, paddle the river for about 45 min, then beach the kayak (take your valuables with you) and hike about 20 minutes alongside the stream to get to the waterfall. Most of the hike is on raised wooden walkways. The waterfall is a remarkable payoff for your efforts. Plenty of room to wade/submerge yourself in the pool at the base and under the fall itself. Very rocky in there though. One of the best things we did on Kauai.
Written 20 July 2022
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margaritaville123
McKinney, TX38 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
I loved the kayak and hike to Secret Falls, and please go see it’s beauty! I just feel like I feel compelled to put out a warning, and I know my experience is an uncommon one!

First of all, go with a tour group and not on your own in case something happens! Also, bring your own first aid kit, and don’t pass up taking a walking stick! Not on the crossing there, but on the way back it started to rain and the water was higher and faster crossing the stream. The stream was very shallow on the way there! On the way back is was a rushing river! What made it worse was the rope to hold on to was gone! We made a human chain to get back to the other side. It was getting dark, and we felt we didn't have a choice. My 11 year old son slipped and fell and almost got washed away! There was nothing we could do!!! It was a miracle he was caught! Thanks to our wonderful guide, Noah, and my daughter who grabbed him by his too big rashguard top he insisted on wearing! ! Be careful if you have kids or have elderly people in your group. The hike has slippery rocks, roots to walk over, stones, and lots of mud. It's a rainforest after all! I would take an extra rope with you and/ or have the kids wear their life jackets across. The water was ankle/ thigh deep on the way there, so we didn't think the stream was dangerous at all! This is for all the tour groups....PLEASE have an extra rope accessible for emergencies by the stream!!!! Also, have people wear their life vests while crossing the stream and carry them with them in case they are needed on the way back. When I got home, I read people have been washed away there! This is a horrific nightmare I play out in my dreams at night of what could have happened to our son. My daughter would have not just lost a brother but a mom and dad who would have gone after him, too! Thank GOD that he this young man still to fulfill a mission here on Earth, or he would be gone! It is a MIRACLE that he made it out alive! Other warnings I read about would also help like don’t swim in the water with open cuts or open your mouth or eyes in it, and to not go under the falls due to falling rocks! I thought I did my research, but I am a naive Texas and never would have thought a tour could be life changing! Google your tour group to see if any accidents have happened in the past. Even though this experience was horrific, I don't blame the tour group but my own ignorance. I still want to explore and see the wonders that God has created, but I know now to be more informed and to be prepared in case of emergencies. Nature is unpredictable! Enjoy the island but be careful! There isn't' a tour group out there in the world that can guarantee you or your family's safety! It's up to you to know the dangers and protect your family while exploring the world.
Written 8 April 2022
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Chad2014
Gainesville, FL220 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Family
Easy hike to a gorgeous waterfall, this one's a no brainer. Unfortunately it is pretty popular though. Don't miss it!!!
Written 16 December 2021
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Shanni
11 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Friends
Do your research before going. I knew it would be hard, but I was not prepared for how hard. It is my own fault, not the fault of the tour company or tour guide. I have weak ankles and was unable to complete the hike. Make sure you have a hiking stick would be my advice.
Written 8 September 2021
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Christi K
Athol, ID76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
I love going to secret falls. It’s a fun family outing on a nice day. (Watch the weather though...you don’t want to be caught in a flash flood). An easy trip to do on your own but you will need to rent kayaks to get there. Favorite place for that is the Hawaiian village
Written 29 March 2020
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Steve S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Our kayak and hike to the falls required a bit of work but was worth the effort. This is a sacred place to the Hawaiian people so do treat it with respect. Do not attempt the trek if you are totally out of shape.
Written 19 February 2020
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Chauntel T
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Super epic day. First you kayak, then you hike. You can take a tour or go on your own. At the end there is an awesome waterfall that you can swim at. The trail itself is SUPER muddy (we have hiked dryer trails on rainy days). Water shoes is a must (I ended up going bare foot, which worked but felt really risky).
Written 5 February 2020
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Carl F
Green Bay, WI378 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We got to the Secret Falls after a 2 mile kayak trip. The trail is very muddy and slippery. It is not difficult to hike if you are careful and don't mind getting muddy. After reading some of the review my wife and I had mild concern about our ability to complete the hike. We are in our sixties and in decent shape. We had no issues. I went swimming (the pool is 3 to 6 feet deep) and stood under the waterfall. Overall a great time.
Written 5 February 2020
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Upstate NYer
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This is a must do trip. Rent a kayak and head on up. Met many people on their way out and all said they’re having a blast!
Written 1 January 2020
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