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

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Beautiful Scenery, Challenging & Dangerous Trail

I hiked the 11 miles out to the Kalalau valley and beach area, camped overnight and returned the next day. The coastal, valley and cliff views are stunning, the beach at the end... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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St. Catharines, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Tips on hiking this trail and avoiding a costly helicopter evacuation, or worse: 1. Check the weather forecast. Avoid the hike if a great deal of rain is imminent. 2. Get to the trailhead early to avoid parking/heat issues. 3. Wear appropriate footwear. It should have a broken-in sole, good traction and the ability to get wet. 4. Take plenty... More 

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Hudson, Ohio
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

My wife and I chose an ideal day to hike the Kalalau Trail on the eight mile trek to the falls and back. We are in our late fifties and both very active. I ride bicycles and work out on an eliptical machine, so I carried three liters of water and some snacks. We stopped at the sign at the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The views are amazing. The hike is quite challenging when it's wet, so watch the forecast. It was dryer on the way in and beautiful, wet on the way out. The cliff edges are extremely dangerous when wet. We were stuck on the hike past the first river crossing (2 miles in), had to stay an extra night and reschedule... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I hiked the 11 miles out to the Kalalau valley and beach area, camped overnight and returned the next day. The coastal, valley and cliff views are stunning, the beach at the end of the hike is the 'pot of gold' and the trail itself is challenging, and, in places, quite dangerous. I took the time to arrange a permit... More 

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Port Alberni, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We hiked the 11-mile Kalalau trail into Kalalau Valley and beach this March 2015. The views you experience of the Na Pali Coast are some of the most beautiful anywhere. Unfortunately the trail is unpatrolled and unregulated. Despite buying the required permit it was immediately apparent that most people had not. We easily passed 70-people on our way out. Also,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This was the most amazing and intense family adventure we've ever had. We did the 8 mile RT hike to the waterfall with our 8 year old daughter. It's definitely an experience that we'll cherish and never forget. The intense parts for us were navigating the slippery trails, crossing the rivers, and climbing the rocks. The next day my husband... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

If you go to Kauai, do yourself a favor and hike the Kalalau trail!! We made sure to get there early because I had heard from multiple people that parking becomes pretty scarce as the day goes on, so we arrived just after sunrise. There are a bunch of hiking sticks leaning against the Napali Coast sign by the entrance... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Took my wife and four kids (17, 16, 13 & 8) after much debate and much research. This is not an easy hike and we are a hiking family. We hike our Colorado mountains all the time, so stamina was not an issue. The tough part here is the footing and the mental fatigue of having to, quite literally, watch... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

A world class experience and magical in every way. But prepared for dog eat dog on road ways, parking, and along trails.

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Blaine, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We started our trek along the Kalalau Trial a little bit later in the day so we weren't able to go too far along it since we didn't want to get stuck on the trail before dark. Even in just the mile plus that we were able to hike we were able to get some fantastic views of the Na... More 

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