Tropical Trail Adventure - Silver Falls Stables
This excursion, which includes a picnic lunch and the opportunity to swim at Silver Falls, is for the explorer. You will go deep into Kauai's interior on hidden trails, through an ancient volcanic caldera and to the base of Mount Makaleha. This scenic ride meanders through exotic natural growth and a variety of indigenous ferns, with wild orchids decorating the way.
Operates: Daily from September - May at 9:30am or 1:30pm. June - August at 9:30am, 11:15am, or 1:30pm.
Departure Point: Silver Falls Stables, located between Kilauea and Princeville.
Duration: Approximately 3 hours.
Equipment: Well trained and groomed horses.
Capacity: 24 guests, with advanced notice.
Teriyaki Chicken (or vegetarian Gardenburger by request), Steamed Rice, Chilled Tropical-Coleslaw, Macadamia Nut Shortbread and some island fruit juices.
Inclusions: Horses, all necessary gear, lunch and guide.
Exclusions: Family members who cannot or do not wish to ride can join the group for lunch for an additional fee.
Serves Alcohol: There is not any alcohol available during the activity.
Foreign Language Translation: There is no foreign language translation available.
Handicapped Accessible: This tour is not suitable for handicapped individuals.
Required Certifications: The participant is not required to have any certification or special license in order to participate.
Restrictions: We have a 48 hour cancellation policy. Riders need to wear swim suit, long pants and closed-toe shoes and bring a towel. Can accommodate riders up to 300 lbs. depending on height. The minimum age to participate in this activity is 7 years old. Children who are 5 and 6 years old, a blind or a handicapped person may participate on group rides with a Pony Guide for an additional fee. Riders must be in good physical condition. Riding helmets are provided and required for children who are 14 years old and under. Guests over 70 years old must be in strong physical condition.
Riders 7 Years and Up
Pony Guide For 5 & 6 Year Olds
Lunch and Transportation For Non Riders
Private Tropical Adventure
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- # 16-30 People
- # North Kauai
- # 2-4 Hours
- # Tours With a Guide
- # Not Handicapped Accessible
- # Ranch Ride
- # Hotel Pickup is Not Available
- # Includes Lunch
- # Swim Stop Included
- # No Certification or Special License Required
- # Does Not Serve Alcohol
- # Moderate
- # Strenuous
- # Afternoon
- # Morning
- # Land
- # No Translation Available
- # 3-5 Year Minimum Age
- # 6-8 Year Minimum Age
- # North Kauai
- # Requires Rental Car From Cruise Ship
There have been 3 reviews written about the Tropical Trail Adventure with Silver Falls Stables.
Average Product Rating: 4.0 / 5
Beautiful horseback ride! We were on a really gorgeous property and rode to an even better waterfall. The drive up to the ranch was even beautiful!
The good: The property, landscaping, mountain views, and falls were all very nice. Our trail guide Greg was talkative and informative.
The bad: The "trails" were actually mud roads. They were very wide and extremely muddy and didn't feel at all like trails. The horses pushed up against the brush to stay out of the mud and when they didn't then the mud splashed up on our shoes and clothes, which is fine if you were prepared for this but not if you weren't. Although the trail guide faced backward and spoke loudly, some of the horses were very stubborn and would not close the gap in front of them, which spread the group out. The guide stopped frequently to close the gap, but he could still normally only be heard by the first 4-5 people behind him, and anyone beyond that missed most of the value from him. I was 7th and heard maybe 10% of what he said, all of which was very interesting.
The route itself started and ended with open scenery and beautiful landscaping. The midway point had nice mountain views, but everything in between was fairly boring tropical forest.
The picnic stop at the falls was an hour long. The water was spring fed and cold (mid 60s) so there were only a couple brave swimmers in our group. The hut was surrounded by interesting birds and a male peacock that were bold and ready to eat any food you dropped. The guide actively talked during the picnic, but an hour felt too long, as everyone was ready to go by the end.
Recommendation: Avoid this trail if it has been rained on in the week leading up to your ride, if you mostly want great views, or if you are not a beginner rider. Pick this trail if it is dry and is your first trail ride or you want a leisurely ride through wide open dirt roads and don't mind the optional swim in cold spring water.
Trails were very muddy but understandable due to weather. Horses looked well taken care as well as property. Trail guide Greg was awesome.