Hawaiian Discovery Ride



Hawaiian Discovery Ride

Rider $104
Private Riders $159
Private Children Riders $214
Transports (Non-riders) $38
Must be booked with a rider. For those that don't want to ride to still join on the trip.
Everyday: 9 a.m. & 3:30 p.m.
Duration; 1 1/2 Hours


A Leisurely Excursion – On A Trail Less Traveled
Comfortably astride one of our seasoned horses, you venture into the isolated interior of Kalihiwai and Kamo’okoa Ridge for breathtaking close-up views of Mount Namahana. Meander through this lush valley with its tranquil winding waterways lined with exotic tropical flora. This 90-minute Kauai horseback riding adventure is great for all ability levels. Keep your camera at the ready as there is a photo opportunity at every turn of the beautiful trail.

An Unforgettable Corner of Paradise. Escape to Kauai and discover this beautiful and unforgettable piece of paradise on a horseback ride through Silver Falls Ranch. We keep our tour groups small for your comfort and enjoyment and hit the trail after a riding orientation and safety briefing. Your horseback ride is paced at a comfortable walking speed as you take in the gorgeous views of the 300-acre private estate in Kalihiwai’s lush interior valley and the 80-acre tropical garden known for its diversity of palm trees. Pass the peaceful Pohakuhonu stream and smell the hibiscus blossoms, or ride next to the rushing Pookaele stream that feeds Silver Falls. At the ranch, find wild orchids, and when they’re in-season, sample the strawberry and blueberry guavas. The awe-inspiring views of the 2,800-ft. Makaleha mountain range and its secluded high valley is sure to impress. For a unique tropical experience, you simply need to book your Kauai horseback riding adventure with Silver Falls Ranch.

Our horses are no ordinary workhorses. These trail experts are our pride and joy. Take a stroll around the Ranch and you see the care and effort that goes into making their lives as comfortable and rewarding as possible. Discover our enchanting Garden Island with a must-do activity: Horseback riding on Hawaii!

What to Wear
• Long pants are recommended
• Closed-toe shoes are required
• Be sure to bring a bathing suit and towel

Requirements
• Maximum weight is 300 lbs. for horseback rides.
• Riders must be in strong, healthy physical condition. Health conditions, disabilities, and special needs may be accommodated but must be disclosed prior to booking, contact us for special consideration. Silver Falls Ranch reserves the right to refuse service.

Check-In Information
Please arrive promptly 30 minutes before your activity’s start time to check in.

Location:

2888 Kamookoa Rd, Kilauea, HI 96754

What is the weight limit to ride a horse?
300 lbs.

What are the age restrictions?
Everyone 7 and up rides at our regular rates. You must call to book reservations for children under 7.

We take 5- and 6-year-olds on our trail rides with a guide that rides alongside the child, holding the lead rope of the child’s horse. There is an additional $55 charge for this dedicated guide, added to the base price of the tour you choose.

Unfortunately, we cannot allow anyone under 5 on our trial rides. We do offer a lead-around/transport for 3- and 4-year-olds if your group books a waterfall ride. The child’s horse will be led from the ground by one of our employees for approximately 15 minutes. The little one and an adult will then be transported to our waterfall via UTV, so they can enjoy the swim and picnic/snacks portion of the activity with the rest of the party. There is a $38 charge for both the adult and the child, unless there is no lead-around, in which case it’s free for the child. The transport is also free for children under 3. The date of birth of each participant is required on the Rider Agreement/Liability Waiver during the check-in process.

Will I have to mount the horse from the ground?
No. We use tall mounting blocks with steps to make it easier to get on the horse.

Can I ride if I'm pregnant or I recently had surgery?
We leave this decision to medical-care professionals. We require all participants who have medical issues to consult their physician or OB/GYN to determine if riding a horse or swimming at the waterfall is appropriate.

I have a disability. Can I participate in your tours?
Please give us a call if you have a disability. We do require that all riders be able to get on the horse unassisted with the use of a mounting block. If your group books a waterfall ride, we offer transport by UTV to our waterfall so non-riders can enjoy the swim and picnic/snacks portion of the tour.

What should I wear/bring?
Our only requirement is closed-toed shoes. We have a limited selection of shoes and boots that you are welcome to wear (please bring socks).

We recommend long pants. Capris and long board shorts are also comfortable. Shorts are permitted.

We have changing huts at the waterfall where you can change into and out of swimwear. We also transport all your items to the waterfall for you, including swimwear and towels. The only personal item we recommend you take on the horse is a camera if you want to take pictures. However, if you have medically necessary items (inhaler, Epi-Pen, medicine) we will provide a saddle-horn bag for you.

We provide raincoats and helmets. Helmets are required for children under 15 and highly recommended for everyone else.

What if I've never ridden a horse before?
No problem! Our trusty horses know their jobs well. Your trail guide will give a safety/instructional demo before you mount the horse. The demo will cover how to get on and off your horse, as well as how to get your horse to go, stop, and turn.

Our group tours are kept to a sightseeing, walking pace. This makes it appropriate for riders of all skill levels. Experienced riders can check out our private-ride options.

I'm an experienced rider. Can I ride at a faster pace?
Each of our tours are offered with a private option. On our private rides, you will be able to pick up the pace, including trotting and cantering/loping. This will be at the discretion of your tour guide, based on the ability of all riders on the tour and the trail conditions.

Because private rides cost more, we urge you to consider the riding ability of each rider in your party. Being herd animals, all the horses will go at the same pace. We wouldn’t want you to pay extra for a private ride, only to have you limited to a walking pace because of a novice in your party. However, if your goal in booking a private ride is for exclusivity, then the added cost might still be worth it.

How much time will we actually be spending in the saddle?
All three of our tours start with a safety/instructional demo. This generally takes about five minutes. Mounting and dismounting also takes a bit of time. Rest of the tour is spent on horseback or at the waterfall.

Our 1.5-hour Hawaiian Discovery Ride is non-stop horseback riding.

On the 2-hour Silver Falls Ride, you’ll generally spend about 50 to 55 minutes in the saddle and approximately 50 minutes at the waterfall where you can enjoy a waterfall swim and snacks & refreshments.

The 3-hour Tropical Trail Adventure includes approximately an hour and 45 minutes of horseback riding and about an hour enjoying the waterfall swim and picnic lunch.

What if it rains?
We provide raincoats! Our tours go out rain or shine. The north shore of Kauai is very green for a reason: lots of rain. However, we cancel tours if there are severe storm conditions.

 

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations or changes to reservations must be made by telephone a minimum of 24 hours before the scheduled departure time to avoid full charge. Tours are conducted rain or shine. Long pants are recommended; closed toed shoes are required. All disabilities or health conditions must be disclosed prior to booking. Silver Falls Ranch reserves the right to refuse service. Silver Falls Ranch is not responsible for items lost or stolen.

A Unique Corner of Paradise. Silver Falls Ranch riding trails are the most lush and beautiful on the island. All rides begin with a riding orientation and safety briefing. Then your small group, riding at a comfortable walking pace, explores this 300-acre private estate in Kalihiwai’s lush interior valley. Tours pass through an 80-acre tropical garden where over 150 different species of palm trees thrive. Wind your way along the peaceful Pohakuhonu stream, lined with ferns and hibiscus blossoms, or the rushing Pookaele stream that feeds our featured waterfall pool. The ranch presents a multitude of unusual flora including wild orchids. Strawberry and blueberry guavas await sampling when in season. Breathtaking up-close views of the 2,800 foot Makaleha mountain range and its secluded high valley will astonish you. All horseback rides through this magnificent environment leave you with indelible memories of a unique tropical experience.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations or changes to reservations must be made by telephone a minimum of 24 hours before the scheduled departure time to avoid full charge. Tours are conducted rain or shine. Long pants are recommended; closed-toe shoes are required. All disabilities or health conditions must be disclosed prior to booking. Silver Falls Ranch reserves the right to refuse service. Silver Falls Ranch is not responsible for items lost or stolen.

A Unique Corner of Paradise. Silver Falls Ranch riding trails are the lushest and most beautiful on the island. All rides begin with a riding orientation and safety briefing, then your small group, riding at a comfortable walking pace, explores this 300-acre private estate in Kalihiwai’s lush interior valley. Enjoy a ride through an 80-acre tropical garden where over 150 different species of palm trees thrive. Wind your way along the peaceful Pohakuhonu streamlined with ferns and hibiscus blossoms, or the rushing Pookaele stream that feeds our featured waterfall pool. The ranch presents a multitude of unusual flora including wild orchids. Strawberry and blueberry guavas await sampling when in season. Breathtaking up-close views of the 2,800-foot Makaleha mountain range and its secluded high valley will astonish you. All rides through this magnificent environment leave you with indelible memories of a unique tropical experience.


L.

Reviewed Feb 20, 2020

Hawaiian Adventures

We took the Hawaiian Discovery Ride (90 minutes) this February and would definitely recommend Silver Falls Ranch. The horses were beautiful, strong, and well cared for, the property was lovely to tour, and the tour group was small and personal. There were 7 guest riders in our group. This ranch is one of the only places we've found that accepts riders up to 300 pounds. It was very inclusive and enjoyable.
 

 

Hong Kong, China

Reviewed October 2019

Hawaii Discovery Ride

A truly magnificent setting for the Ranch in an ancient volcanic crater. Beautiful horses and great facilities. Juan was an extremely friendly and helpful guide who shared his encyclopaedic knowledge of the flora and fauna of Kauai. A wonderful 90 minutes. Highly-recommended. Pearl is a gem of a horse...but you have to tell her things more than just once on occasion!