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Enjoy paddling up Hule’ia River, a beautiful calm jungle stream. After cruising downwind for two miles, tie the kayaks and hike 3/4 of a mile to an enchanting waterfall and swimming hole. At the end of the tour, enjoy a cruise down river on their motorized Hawaiian Canoe, no need to paddle against the wind!

Child (3-14)
  • Kayak Hule’ia River
  • Swimming at a Secluded Freshwater Pool & waterfall
  • Two-mile downwind paddle on a motorized canoe

Hidden Valley Falls Kayak & Hike

If you are looking for a full day of adventure, look no further. Hule’ia is best known as the site for filming a wide range of major motion pictures including Raiders of the Lost ArkJurassic Park and Lost World. Hike lush jungle trails through a fern-covered valley to the secluded pools and waterfalls (ropeswings optional). Rather than paddling back into the wind, finish your kayaking adventure in style with a relaxing ride back on a motorized canoe through this treasured area, which is listed on the National Register of Historic places. The only kayak tour in all of Hawaiʻi with return by motorized canoe, it’s easygoing fun and excitement for everyone. Paddle downwind, take a stroll through the jungle, kick back and cruise to the dock with your USCG Captain at the helm.

Check In: At Outfitters Kauaʻi Kayak Shack at Nawiliwili Small Boat Harbor, 2494 Niumalu Road, Lihue, HI 96766.

What to Bring

Bring a swimsuit, shorts, t shirt, windbreaker or light rain coat, and footwear with tread for muddy conditions. A sport type sandal with heel straps or aqua socks with tread work great. And don’t forget a hat, sunscreen, bug spray and a waterproof camera.

What You Need To Know

  • You must be able to walk one and a half miles over irregular terrain on a good rainforest trail and paddle a tandem kayak together with a partner for 60-90 minutes.
  • Passengers must weigh less than 275lbs.