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How far w/o permit on Kalalau Trail?

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La Verne, California
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How far w/o permit on Kalalau Trail?

I hiked to the falls last time we were in Kauai, and would like to hike the trail again. We'll be there in June. It would be great to do the same hike, but was maybe looking for something new. Can you hike past the beach without a permit, and if so how far? Thanks in advance

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1. Re: How far w/o permit on Kalalau Trail?

According to State website which says the following in all caps:

As of January 1, 2012, day-use hiking permits for the Kalalau Trail have been discontinued. day hiking is now allowed without a permit up to Hanakoa Valley (6 miles in from the trail head). Anyone proceeding beyond Hanakoa Vally must possess a valid camping permit,

hawaiistateparks.org/hiking/kauai/kalalau.cfm

Below is link to trail map:

hawaiistateparks.org/documents/hsp_kalalau_t…

Edited: 8:35 pm, April 25, 2014
La Verne, California
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2. Re: How far w/o permit on Kalalau Trail?

Thank you!

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