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Address: Kauai, HI
Phone Number: 808-587-0400
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Kauai's hiking trail along the Na Pali coast.

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The Most Amazing Views!

I will never forget these beautiful views. We hiked 2 miles in and 2 miles out. It was grueling, gorgeous, rugged and tough for non hiking almost 50 year olds. We are so happy we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Amy G

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I will never forget these beautiful views. We hiked 2 miles in and 2 miles out. It was grueling, gorgeous, rugged and tough for non hiking almost 50 year olds. We are so happy we did this, but be prepared. We packed water and sandwiches and made it to the Beach. We HIGHLY recommend! Take band-aids for your feet and... More 

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1 Thank Amy G
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The conditions were perfect as not much rain the last week. I am not sure I would recommend hiking this if super wet. We just went into it 2 miles but if had more time would have done the first 4 miles in to waterfall. A late night due to getting stranded until 3:30 AM due to down power line... More 

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Thank Eric L
Columbus, Ohio
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I did this hike and did the 8 mile round trip to the falls. We tried to wait for a few days after it rained, however it was still really muddy. We wore Keens, which I recommend or a similar type of hiking shoe. There is a 90% chance your feet will get wet, especially if you... More 

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Toronto
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30 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've done this hike 2 years in a row. Last year with my husband and this year with a group of 9 (family and friends) the oldest being my mother in law, who is a very young and active 76 year old. You can go the 4 miles to the beach or 8 miles to the falls. My husband and... More 

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Grimsby, Canada
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105 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Be prepared to get muddy! We saw many people start the trail totally unprepared, wearing clean clothes suitable for a restaurant! It is slippery, steep at times, hot , humid busy but it is worth the effort. There are spectacular views of the Na Pali coast on a clear day. There 2 creeks to cross before reaching the beach The... More 

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85 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hike is NOT for one who doesn't maneuver some rough terrain well. As it IS through a rainforest, the trail is very rough (lots of big rocks) and muddy... aka... slippery. I saw a lot of muddy shins and behinds as we trekked along. We only went the 'The Beach' (of which there was not sand at the time...... More 

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alberta
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214 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We only did a mile of this trail but it was so amazing, I would love to return to compete the whole trail with camping . We saw all ages on this trail, although you still need some ability as trail is uneven , has boulders and is steeper in spots . The views are worth every second . Bring... More 

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Pittsboro, Indiana, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The hike was not easy, but it was worth it! It was extremely muddy and slick the day we went. I would have loved to have my hiking pole, it would have made the hike easier. The trail was very, very busy and many on the trail could use a course in general trail manners, but with the beauty all... More 

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Spokane
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful day, but since there had been rain the trail was muddy in several uphill and downhill areas (which is what the whole trail is) and the rocks (which alternate with the clay-like mud) were often slippery. I'm 68 and in good shape but would have had a hard time without my new REI trekking poles for stability. 80... More 

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San Diego, California
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78 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the most beautiful trails I've ever hiked. Very highly recommended you at least do that hike to Hanakapiai Falls (about 8 miles). However, one warning: you should be reasonably fit if you want to attempt this hike. It's not just a dirt trail. There is a lot of river crossing, hopping rocks, climbing rocks, uneven footing,... More 

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