Secret Falls (Shhhh!)

26 December 2022
Secret Falls Trail
(2 miles, +100/-100 feet).

Our last hike in Kauai was my favorite! It was very short, but to get to the trailhead we first had to paddle on the Kailua River, which was GORGEOUS!

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Wailua River
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Also gorgeous
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Look at those biceps!
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Wild bananas on the shore

It was about an hour paddle to the trailhead where a hundred kayaks crowded the shore. We carefully placed our SUPs in some tall grass away from the fray and then donned our Tivas for the one mile walk to Secret Falls.

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Cardinal’s Guard
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Easy peasy
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Climbing dayflower
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A little more rocky here
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Oops!
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Um, where’d the trail go?
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Fence Morning Glory
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Creeping beggarweed
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This is deluxe!
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Sea hibiscus
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Apparently this is a thing
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Crepe Ginger
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Mustard yellow polypore
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Well does it end or keep going?
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Sshhhhh! They’re SECRET!
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Only the chickens know about this place

I jumped into the falls while Half Cookie soaked in the scene. It was crowded but lovely all the same.

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A lovely linger
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Flat crepe
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Back at the river crossing
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So pretty!

When we got back to the paddle boards we decided to explore all the inlets on the way back. They were wonderful!

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Fern Grotto
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This is wonderful!
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Gazing at a distant mountain

Soon we were done, but we had one more encounter outside the Target in Lihu’e.

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Gold Dust Day Gecko

3 Comments Add yours

  1. zozozoom says:

    Wow – I loved this adventure. The best comment, “also gorgeous”.  🥰

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  2. ptryon@comcast.net says:

    Love these! So beautiful! I have to look up an ice tea I love that is made from something can only find in Hawaii and name where you are rings a bell – maybe! Hope all is well! Tell Half Cookie I admire her biceps, balance and strength – I can barely walk!! Love, Peggy

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