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Kalalau Trail

Kauai, HI
808-587-0400
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Ranked #4 of 164 attractions in Kauai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Hiking Trails, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Hiking
Traveler Description: Hiking the Kalalau Trail is one of life's most spiritual adventures, full of wonder and awe at nature's beauty, but also can be hazardous to your... more »
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Quebec
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Started the trail in the rain, then the sun came out for two hour. Took wonderful pictures. The trail was smooth but wet. I arrived at the beach (first stop), quiet as most people stick around the rocks and go back. I stayed at the beach for an hour alone, exploying the beach and caves. Can`t swim there because of... More

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San Diego, California
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16 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

To begin with, we arrived later in the morning than we had planned and there was nowhere to park. We ended up parking on the road leading up to the beach and we had to hike almost half a mile to get up to the beach and the beginning of the trail. So if you're going, go very early or... More

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Keller, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

So my family of 4 got up at the crack of dawn in order to make the trek from the east side to Ke'e beach (an hour drive) so we could snag our parking spot and get started before it got too busy. Pulled in the parking lot at 7:40am and there was a whopping 3 spots left! We only... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We ran out of things to do and decided to hike the trail on our last day in Kauai. We took our 10-year-old son and started off from the entrance at Ke'e Beach. Boy, were we blown off our feet by the views and experience! As you can tell, this was our first hike ever. You will get your shoes... More

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Kailua, Hawaii
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

It's a moderately tough trail, due mainly to its remote nature. There are small elevation gains and losses during the 11 mile trip out. Nothing crazy, but if something does happen you are isolated. In a couple its best done over three days. Go out on day one (leave early so you miss the exposed section of the trail during... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

OK, this was absolutely beautiful and something I would put on my list to try! We only did the first half mile of this hike (though someday I would like to try it all the way to the waterfall). The pictures may help you give an idea of how rocky it is on the first half mile- it ascends and... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Kalalau Trail, was amazing it took us 5hrs return. The waterfall is all worth the difficult terrain. The scenery along the way was like a postcard,words cannot describe. Go prepared with 2litres of water per person and steady shoes. The first 2 miles are easy the next 2 difficult,on the return trip 2 miles difficult last 2 miles hard. Enjoy... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

A must do for all my fellow hikers and adventure enthusiasts. It's a long trek through lush scenery, fine beaches and the waterfalls are spectacular. Make sure not to get lost by using the coloured ribbons.

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Vancouver
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My friends and I really enjoyed our time on the Kalalau Trail. We just did a day hike to the first stop at the beach, where we stopped and had a picnic. The scenery was beautiful and the hike was challenging in places, but generally easy going, so we had a great day. But we did see a lot of... More

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Lutz
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Within the first 1/2 mile there are beautiful views of Kee beach, well worth the rocky climb in the beginning. Almost at every turn there are beautiful Pacific views and unique foliage. Little water falls along the way and all species of flowers. Halfway through it began to rain which was refreshing but made our hike that much more challenging.... More

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