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Waterfall Horseback Ride

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Note: Times may vary, please check calendar for current schedule

Person (Ages 8+)

Ride, Hike & Swim

Join us on our most popular Kaua’i horseback riding adventure, offered since 1978! Ride across our historic working cattle ranch as you soak up the breathtaking views of the Makaleha Mountains, made famous in the Jurassic Park movies. Explore the ranch as you ride a horse, paired just for you, with our experienced guides who are educated in natural horsemanship skills and well versed in Hawaii’s history, flora, and fauna.

You’ll arrive at a trailhead leading into the dense Hawaiian rainforest which begins the hiking portion of this adventure. Descend down a half-mile-long hiking path with rough-hewn stairs and handheld ropes to arrive at our private 80-foot waterfall! Take a refreshing swim, cool off and explore the falls.

The journey continues as you hike back, crossing streams and climbing a natural 10-foot rock wall. Sweeping views of the valley and waterfalls below are a perfect spot for a Hawaiian family picture! Hop on your horse and ride back to the stables, across the verdant pastures, rounding out the perfect north shore horseback riding adventure. Join us on our family-operated Kaua’i ranch!

All riding levels welcome. Hiking distance is approximately one mile total and is considered moderate. For safety reasons, this is a walking only trail ride. Experienced riders may also inquire about our private rides if trotting or loping is desired.

All participants need to be in good physical condition. No pregnant mothers. No recent injuries or surgeries. Moderate to intermediate hiking is involved.

For more information please visit our FAQ page.

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