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Horseback Riding on the North Shore of Kaua’i, Hawaii

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Princeville Ranch no longer offers Zipline or ATV adventures. If you prefer to be a Paniolo, come ride the ranch with us!

Paniolo Up

Princeville Ranch stands alone as one of the most exclusive and pristine locations for horseback riding and waterfalls in all of Hawaii. We are a 2,500–acre working cattle ranch in the heart of the north shore on the island of Kaua’i. One of the first cattle ranches in all of Hawai’i, Princeville Ranch was established during the reign of Kamehameha III. Steeped in history, it is home to a family owned and operated business that has been providing world class adventures on the ranch for over 40 years.

The ranch is surrounded by the majestic Hanalei mountains with verdant pastures, romantic waterfalls, and miles of private jungle trails. Ride to our 80 foot waterfall or choose a private ride for an advanced and exclusive experience. Our guides are educated in natural horsemanship skills and will share their knowledge of Hawaii’s history, flora, and fauna. All riding levels welcome.

Experience true Paniolo culture with a special touch of island Aloha. Come ride the ranch with us, it’s time to Paniolo Up!


[pah-nee-oh-loh] (noun)
origin: Hawaiian. From the Spanish español who taught the Hawaiians how to ride horses and herd cattle.  

1. Hawaiian cowboy
2. One that works with Lio and Pipi (horses & cows) 

“I’ve had enough of the beach, time to Paniolo Up!

The #1 Tour Provider in Princeville on TripAdvisor!

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Private Ride Fun

Loved everything about this ride and the Princeville Ranch facility, staff and property. Horses were so beautiful, healthy and very well cared for. We both were so impressed with all they do to keep participants and horses safe. Scenery was spectacular, it was fun to actually ride a horse off the beaten path. Highly recommend Princeville Ranch to all!

– Nancy L., Yelp
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Horseback Ride with Waterfall Swim

Excellent in every way. A+. We've done horseback riding on other islands. This was the best. The horses were great and swimming at the waterfall was exquisite. The staff was extremely professional and the ride was absolutely breathtaking!

– Andy K., Google
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Riding the Ranch

What an awesome day! Had a short tutorial on riding (my daughter and I had never ridden) then headed out to the beautiful property. Riding through the cattle herd was a highlight and hiking to the waterfall was wonderful! Our guide was the BEST! 5 stars all around!

– Julian S., Tripadvisor