The Travel Hat: Princeville Horseback Ride

You can’t get a better view than this. Horseback riding in Princeville was one of the most scenic things we have ever done. Neither one of us had ridden a horse before, so when we saw this Waterfall Horseback Picnic Ride, we jumped at the chance. Out of all of the activities we did in Kauai, this horseback ride was our favorite.

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The tour guides, the horses, the location, the weather … it was all perfect. We started our morning getting acquainted with our horses. Then, we saddled up and hit the open road. We rode for about 45 minutes before coming to a “parking lot” where we tied up the horses.

We then hiked down to a beautiful waterfall where we stopped for lunch. In case you were wondering there were chickens walking around by the waterfall (where do these guys come from?). They are like ants of the island. Everywhere.

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Of course, Ryan and I jumped right into the waterfall. When in Rome, right? The water was freezing, but well worth it. Then we hiked back to camp where we met our horses for the second half of the ride. The hike was amazing. You were in the middle of nowhere and somewhere spectacular, all at the same time.

princeville ranch adventureshiking in kauaiRyan was our ‘mule’. He carried the medicine and first aid kit for the group. In his hand was another bag (as if he wasn’t carrying enough) complete with my iPhone and camera case. What a good man, eh?
.princeville ranch adventures OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI have no idea what was so funny. In fact, Ryan wasn’t taking picture of me here. He was getting a photo of this beautiful tree – just look at those roots! Probably some of the most beautiful (and apparently funny) landscape we have ever seen.

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princeville ranch adventuresMy horse, Rusty, kicked in the back of the line the entire time. When I asked why he was so slow our tour guide replied, “He’s next to retire”. Fabulous. Ryan had the opposite problem.

His horse, Hanna, hated to be last. So he shimmied his way to the front of the line every time we rode. I think Hanna made Ryan feel like a real Cowboy. You should have heard him! He kept saying, “You know. They told me this was the same kind of horse they rode in Braveheart.” His favorite movie. Yes, babe. You looked just like Mel Gibson up there.

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We would highly recommend the Waterfall Picnic ride at Princeville Ranch. My pictures don’t do the view justice. Two thumbs up from us.

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  1. Hi Stephanie,
    My name is Jane and I’m with Dwellable.
    I was looking for blogs about Princeville to share on our site and I came across your post…If you’re open to it, shoot me an email at jane(at)dwellable(dot)com.
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