Waterfalls on the Garden Isle

Kauai Waterfalls are simply breathtaking; in fact, they are some of the world’s best. And because choosing which ones to see can be challenging, we’ve compiled a list of some of most talked-about falls on the Garden Isle.

Most of the Kauai waterfalls we list here are accessible by independent travelers; assuming they are not closed or kapu (off limits). If you do see a sign indicating the area is closed or has restricted access, please be respectful of this if you choose to explore on your own. However, if you’d rather sit back, relax, and admire the sights, we highly recommend a Kauai Helicopter Tour; it really is the best way to see all of the beautiful waterfalls tucked away in hidden valleys. And nothing can surpass the experience of a helicopter flight into Waialeale Crater and viewing its "weeping wall." The sight is breathtaking - you can't even count all the waterfalls!

Note that we've included the height of the falls when possible, ranked it (out of 5 stars), noted if it's a seasonal falls (dry in summer or too heavy of a flow in winter), and included any additional access information.

Think we’ve failed to mention a great Kauai waterfall? If so, please contact us and we'll make sure it's added- we'd love to hear from you! Also, be sure to check out all the waterfalls in Hawaii on our Hawaii Waterfalls page.

Featured Kauai Waterfall Tours & Adventures

Hike the trails and stand before a breathtaking cascade, tour the falls made famous on the silver screen, fly over stunning cliffs and valleys, or zipline over the treetops and enjoy the most amazing waterfall views anywhere. Our featured waterfall adventures bring you only the best tours, guides, and locations so you know your Kauai waterfall experience will be phenomenal. 

Kauai Waterfall Information

Looking for a waterfall in a particular region? Or maybe one that's easily accessible? Here you'll find information about some of the most popular Kauai waterfalls, including where they are located, what to expect when you get there, and the best time to visit. We hope you'll love these falls as much as we do. 

Kauai Hiking Gear

We won't lie: fully enjoying Kauai's waterfalls requires good gear; whether you're on an epic multi-day camping and hiking adventure or enjoying the falls with the kids. The right hiking gear and supplies will keep you safe, dry, comfortable, and ready for anything you encounter along the journey. Pick up what you need right here. 

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Article Edited/Contributed by: John C. Derrick
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