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Horseback Riding in Botanical Garden

Explore Kauai on horseback while riding through tropical pastures and botanical gardens in the Makaleha Caldera; the oldest volcanic crater in the Hawaiian Archipelago and the birthplace of Kauai. Our North Shore horseback riding tours, which include a picnic and the opportunity to swim at Silver Falls waterfall, are excursions that take you deep into Kauai’s backcountry interior — on hidden trails at the base of Mount Namahana.

Located near Kilauea Town and the North Shore Wildlife Refuge, Silver Falls Ranch lies adjacent to the Kamo'okoa Ridge, a lush inland valley blessed with natural waterways and a beauty unique to this corner of paradise. Come and see Kauai in a way you'll always remember.

Our horses are no ordinary workhorses either. These trail experts are our pride and joy. Take a stroll around the Ranch and you'll see the care and effort that goes into making their lives as comfortable and rewarding as possible. We believe a happy horse makes a very pleasant trail companion. We are sure you will agree.

What to Expect

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 streams that feed our private waterfall pool and smell the hibiscus 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.

Hawaiian Discovery Ride

Venture into Kauai’s remote and magnificent interior during this leisurely excursion on the trails 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.

Silver Falls Ride

Destination: Silver Falls, ride to the waterfall for a swim and refreshments.

During this leisurely sightseeing horseback ride you will reach a unique Kauai destination: Silver Falls. Even the most avid horse lover enjoys a break after time in the saddle; that’s when your trusty mount delivers you to the cool refreshing mountain pool at Silver Falls. Be sure to bring a bathing suit and towel!

But first, there is a journey into Kauai’s heartland, magnificent views of the Makaleha mountain range, and a stroll through our tropical botanical preserve. Enjoy refreshments and snacks before plunging into the natural pool. Then mount up again for the ride back.

Tropical Trail Adventure

Our most popular and full package ride, this tour combines a ride through Silver Falls’ botanical palm garden, a swim, and a hot local style lunch and beverages under a covered patio with picnic benches. Be sure to bring a bathing suit and towel for a swim in the falls after your picnic lunch.

This horseback ride, which includes a picnic and the opportunity to swim at Silver Falls, is for the explorer in you. It’s an excursion that takes you deep into Kauai’s interior — on hidden trails through an ancient volcanic caldera to the base of Mount Namahana. This stunningly scenic ride meanders through exotic natural growth and a variety of indigenous ferns, while wild orchids decorate the way. Take a moment to study and enjoy their magical beauty – these are memories that will last forever.

Lunch Includes

  • Teriyaki Chicken
  • Seasoned Rice
  • Macadamia Nut Cookies
  • Water and Fruit Juice
  • (Vegetarian Options Available)


  • Maximum weight is 300lbs 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.
  • Please arrive promptly 30 minutes before your activity's start time to check in.
  • Long pants are recommended
  • Closed-toed shoes are required


1.5, 2, or 3 hours


2888 Kamookoa Rd, Kilauea, Kauai, HI 96754-5110

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.