What to Expect
Kipu Road, Near Puhi, East Kauai
This terrific little waterfall is dearly loved and enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. The 20-rock wall surrounds most of the falls and a ropeswing dangles invitingly. The pool below is deep and crystal clear. The falls are fed by the Hule'ia Stream on its way to th Nawiliwili Bay. There is a 5-minute hike off a dirt sugar cane road down to the waterfalls. On a hot summer afternoon, the area can become quite crowded, but the stream is wide here and the pool deep enough for everyone to enjoy.
Take Highway 50 west from Lihu'e. One mile past Puhi, at Mile Marker #3, turn left on Kipu Road. At the 'Y', bear to the right. Turn left on the dirt road just before the bridge. Park your car by the gate and walk downstream approximately 5 minutes to the waterfall.
Always carefully evaluate conditions before entering the water - NEVER dive into the pool
Remember, the leptospirosis bacteria may be present in fresh water streams and pools
Wear reef shoes - the rocks can be very slipper and the rock wall is at least 20-feet above the pool