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Spouting Horn – Kauai, Hawaii
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Overview
Location

South Shore, Kauai, Hawaii

Sights

Spouting Horn

Distance

Only a few hundred yards round trip

Parking Lot Elevation

20ft

Summit Elevation

N/A

Elevation Gain/Loss

N/A

Time Required

<1 hour

Pets

Allowed on leash

Fees

None

Water Info

Bring a bottle of water. This is a really short hike so you will most likely not be needing water

Best Season

All

Hours

Open year round

Sun Exposure

No shade

Trail Condition

Trail is concrete path.

Restrooms

Yes, near parking lot

Visitor Center

None. But there are many small shops (very touristy) in the park area.

Camping

Not allowed

Food

This is a really short hike so you will most likely not be needing food

Equipment

Hat, sunglasses, camera

GPS Coordinates

Trailhead:  21° 53.131’N, 159° 29.631’W
Spouting Horn: 21° 53.082’N, 159° 29.579’W

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The Trail

Spouting Horn

Spouting Horn

The spouting horn is just west of Poipu and worth a visit if you haven’t seen it already.  The parking lot is fairly large and can fit several dozen cars and buses.  There are shops that sell crafts and jewelry too.

Spouting Horn

Spouting Horn

This is a very easy and fun experience for all.  During high ocean swells there is a natural lava tube that funnels water through the spout and shoots it high in the air.  You can even hear it hissing with the water too.  When we were there the tides were fairly low so the spout wasn’t shooting out too much water.   I have seen pictures with the water shooting up 40+ feet in the air.

There are signs and fences that keep people from walking right up to the spout.

Spouting Horn

Spouting Horn

The Return:

Head back towards your car.

Personal Thoughts:

The Spouting Horn is definitely worth a visit if you are in the Poipu area.

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