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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good16%
  • Average35%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible25%
17 Jan 2018
“Short hike for a great view”
2 Sep 2017
“Wouldn't Do It...”
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

Yes, you will be confronted by the homeless issue facing Hawaii. Yes, there are lots of mosquitos. The view is quite nice and a good photo op, especially if you are a fan of Magnum, p.i. Do your research before deciding to jump in the...More

Date of experience: December 2017
4  Thank Vanessa B
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Definitely not worth the trip. It's basically a flowing creek on the weird side of a cemetery. Theres a guy living in a tent there so be mindful I guess... If it we're me I just wouldn't go. Too much beauty in Oahu to stop...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank InnoAvenue
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

A bad element hangs out here. I've found used condoms and needles under the bridge. That being said, as a kid, I'd come here often to jump off the high rocks into the forest pool. Sometimes there's a posse out here that makes you feel...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank 108rasaf
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Such a beautiful spot where it's somewhat hidden. A 5 min hike from pali hwy and the highest point that I've ever jumped. Went with family and it was definitely a memorable day. If anyone happens to find an iphone, that would be mine. Kapena...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Nice very easy hike for small kids, kind of hidden away making it a bit secluded. Only 3 minutes from the parking lot behind the semitary.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank GuinnessMeASAP2
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Easiest way to get here is from the Pali highway- there a scenic view spot to park your car just walk back along the shoulder about 500ft and hop over the small stone wall. That's it, you're there, a whole 2minute walk? There's some light...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 4 November 2014

This is an easy, a little muddy (expected) and very short rainforest hike BUT be prepared to be eaten alive by mosquitoes. I had sprayed lots of insect repellent because I expected mozzies, but they bit me anyway. There were also lots of fruit fly...More

Date of experience: November 2014
5  Thank Shiyana T
Reviewed 23 September 2014

Went there because people said it's really beautiful and good place to swim. Lies! There was trash everywhere like empty beer bottles, paper cups and old rubber sandals. Lots of mosquitoes and flies in the area. The water is really dirty and I couldn't see...More

Date of experience: September 2014
11  Thank Kristie L
Reviewed 22 September 2014

My little brother passed away at the Falls 01 Sept. 2014. May he rest in peace. My message to everyone is to be safe. Kepena falls is not a recognized hiking trail therefore it is not maintained by the state. There are homeless people living...More

Date of experience: September 2014
60  Thank Kim M
Reviewed 9 September 2013

Do not go here. Kapena falls is ruined with trash all along the river up to the falls. To reach the falls there is two ways, the Pali freeway (which you have to walk back up the freeway about 50 ft ,after parking car at...More

Date of experience: September 2013
31  Thank Elaine S
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