1967-1970 Kapena Falls

by Debbie
(New Jersey)

We used to swim here all the time while living in Hawaii during our teens. Parents were military and it was great fun at the falls. Not far from here, if I remember correctly, was a place called Jackass Ginger which was a place to slide down. I believe it was a half lava tube or something. GREAT fun! No mosquitos or trash back then. It was beautiful.

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Mar 01, 2017
Moms Swandive 1970 Kapenaz
by: A'Kepz

I remember Kapenaz. Yup. Samething I remember walkin tru da graveyard to get to da fallz.. Yup that those waz da dayz I still remember da cave with da barz on it.. Pretty nuttz bak den.. Oh yah mi mother was in da I think da Honolulu Star Bullitn fo the best swan diver of Kapenaz 1970...
A'Kepz MWH

Jul 24, 2013
Kapena Falls in the 1950's
by: Barbie Germann

This was our favorite place to go swimming when we were in our early teens, the only bad thing was that we had to walk through the cemetery to get there. Loved Kapena falls and my childhood in Hawaii.

May 26, 2009
by: Thomas L. Arnold II

I forgot how I found this spot, but after I did I was there almost everyday. I enjoyed jumping/diving off of the cliff. A bud of mine got a cut on his leg climbing back to the top of the cliff. The cut got infected and he spent weeks in the hospital. I was young and dumb in my 20's. So I kept going. I am glad I never got sick from that water. It was a BLAST to go and jump. That was in 94-98 when I was in the USN stationed on Pearl Harbor on SSN 698.

Oct 09, 2008
No Mozzies Or Trash?
by: World of Waterfalls

I can only imagine how different O'ahu must've been back then. I'd bet leptospirosis wasn't as much of a problem back then either.

It's too bad that places in Hawaii have been allowed to degenerate in the name of development and neglect.

I hope the islands can preserve what's left of nature over there.

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