Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Hike to Hanakapiai Falls

One of the things we both really wanted to do coming to Kauai was hike!
This is the Garden Island, and it's true to its name.  The center of the island is the wettest place on Earth (meaning it receives more rain than anywhere in the world).

The scenery is absolutely gorgeous.  Green, lush, & colorful land that spills into the beautiful teal & blue ocean!

The hike to Hanakapiai Falls is 8 miles round trip.  After the first two miles, you land at a beautiful beach, then another two miles - you are at the falls.  The falls were prettier than I imagined.  We both got in, but I couldn't go underwater... it was cold!

It's not a hard hike, but you definitely need endurance on the way up, we were racing up the hills and it was a great work out.  It was also really muddy - so we slipped and slid a lot!
The hike took us about 4 hours and we had a wonderful time!

Thank you for all your sweet comments on my last post (especially about my hair) - I am still getting used to it!

We are off for another day of adventure in Kauai!
Hope you're having a wonderful Wednesday!!

30 comments:

Liesl said...

Wow that looks like such a wonderful hike and then lovely reward with the waterfalls and views...so pretty! Your hair still looks super adorable on you! Glad you are having so much fun!

Liesl :)

missy. said...

Kauai was my favorite island when i went to Hawaii. I'm so glad to hear you are having fun! xoxo

AshtonRaeVest said...

Wow those pics are stunning!!

Hope you have a good vaca.!

Ashton from secretconfessionsofayoungwife.blogspot.com

MJ @ Teaching in Heels said...

That hike looks amazing!! You two look like you're having so much fun on vacation...

Bobbi said...

Your pictures are gorgeous!!

Sacha....xoxo said...

wow, i love waterfalls. they look so amazing. Look like you two had a brilliant time.

How you do with your photos layout like this?

Have a fun in Kauai, bring home with your amazing photos to sharing with us :D

Much loves, Sacha xxx

Kris said...

Such a beautiful place!!! i love hiking in tropical places. So many wonderful discoveries around every corner.

Nikki said...

SO JEALOUS! I am dying to get to Hawaii! Have a blast!

Anonymous said...

Hi girl!! GREAT Pictures! Who is taking pictures of you?? I've never been to HI, but I'm going with my Hub's WHOLE family next May... And I want to plan a surprise renew vows/wedding ceremony for my Inlaws 30th anniversary in Hanalei Bay, where we're staying! So continue posting pictures, I need all the help I can get :) -Jamie Q. Robertson

Married...with a Pup said...

WOW! Looks seriously heavenly!

Lauren said...

what a beautiful place! those pictures are wonderful!

Kimberly said...

beautiful!

Ashley said...

Holy amazing! Kauai looks so beautiful. I visited Oahu and Maui when I was in Hawaii- loved both islands, and these pictures are taking me back! Hiking on a beautiful island seems like the best time. :)

Lindsay said...

The views look amazing! I can't get over that waterfall!!

Shelley said...

What a great hike!! It looks fun and beautiful!

Leah said...

Absolutely beautiful pictures!

Ana said...

So pretty! We went to a similar waterfall when we were in Oahu. The hike was only 1.5 mile each way though!

... I miss Hawaii.

Allison said...

Hiking sounds good! That way you can indulge on vacation and not feel guilty.

Sarah Mina said...

Looks beautiful! Wish I was there instead of in my office right now!

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B said...

That looks like so much fun! Not to mention BEAUTIFUL :)

Kristin said...

jealous doesn't even come close to covering it! So glad you're having a great trip! :)

Natalie said...

Hi! My husband and I went to Kauai on our one year anniversary (8/22/09) last year, and we loved it. We stayed in Poipu at the Grand Hyatt, but did the same hike. We only made it to the small beach because I slipped and fell on the rocks crossing over to the beach. I was bummed we couldn't make it to the waterfall! Have a wonderful time, and definitely do the Helicopter Tour of the island if you can. So worth it! And eat at Plantation Gardens in Poipu...favorite meal!

Jessica said...

So gorgeous! I love Hawaii but I've been when to Kauai before. Enjoy the rest of your vacay!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

That waterfall is just AMAZING! Such cool picttures!

Alex said...

So gorgeous! I'd love to do this.

All Glam Things said...

This is Beautiful! Wow!

Im your new follower!

GlamThings

Allison said...

How cute are you?! Seriously! Looks like yall are having a blast!

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

Wow, talk about gorgeous! And I totally missed the boat on your hair, it's adorable! I've tried short cuts before, but because of my curls it ends up looking like the triangle haircut a la Cathy from the comics! NOT good!

Allison said...

Seriously that looks BEAUTIFUL and sounds like such a great place to go hiking!!

Jax said...

beeeeeeeeeautiful! This looks exactly like what I want to do RIGHT NOW! We had such a blast in CA... such a blast.. but it was so hustle and bustle. I'm longing for the smell of the ocean and the sound of nothing but the waves! :) You guys are too cute and I am LOVING your hair! LOVING! I have actually been thisclose to cutting mine recently and seeing yours makes me want to do it more! I really want my bangs to grow just a tinge more but then I wanna do it! You look great! XOXO!