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Kalalau Trail

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Access road is closed with road block in place at north end of Hanalei. Permit access to local... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Nick B
Anchorage, Alaska
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BE CAREFUL. A once-in-a-lifetime experience... But NOT for the faint of heart.

We hiked the first few miles of the Kalalau Trail during a trip to Kauai in May 2018. Yes, this... read more

Reviewed October 27, 2018
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Kauai's hiking trail along the Na Pali coast.
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Access road is closed with road block in place at north end of Hanalei. Permit access to local residents only. Haena and Kee beaches are currently inaccessible from road. The Kalalau trailhead at Kee beach is curently inaccessible as well. Helicopter tours and boat trips...More

Date of experience: November 2018
5  Thank Nick B
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

Much of the north coast in not accessible by car due to extensive flooding last spring. In fact you can’t get west of Princeville so Tunnels beach, Hanalei bay, Queens Bath, Ke’ee Beach and of course the trailhead into the trail are off limits for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 27, 2018

We hiked the first few miles of the Kalalau Trail during a trip to Kauai in May 2018. Yes, this trail is as breathtaking as the TripAdvisor reviews state. The pictures do not do it justice. My jaw dropped when I saw the view along...More

Date of experience: May 2018
15  Thank E B
Reviewed October 25, 2018

I did the 11 mile hike out from the beach a couple of years ago. I will never forget how beautiful the scenery was on this incredible trail. We hired a Zodiac boat to take our party of 5 to Kalalau Beach at the 11...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

This trail is hard to find - follow the fence all the way to the left and you will find a small opening! It is a steep climb up and down and was very muddy and slippery, however the views were worth it! The na...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank lslevy
Reviewed October 10, 2018

My wife and I backpacked the trail in 1981. It is an extremely challenging and potentially dangerous hike. The views are dazzling and the beach was wild back in the day with most of us running around naked. An unforgetable life experience.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank rastacubbie
Reviewed September 21, 2018

On Sept 19, 2018 we made the long drive up the east coast to go on the Kalalau Trail. Road is closed after Hanalei due to the road being washed out in April 2018 due to massive flooding. The security guards that turned us around...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

What a great hike ... mud, forest, rain, more mud and spectacular views. This hike requires a full day commitment to do it right.

Date of experience: February 2018
6  Thank briansR9739PB
Reviewed July 25, 2018

Did this in April 2018. I was a bit worried whether I would be able to do it but the hotel staff recommended doing at least the first 0.25 miles if I want. It was a rainy day and went early in the morning. Stayed...More

Date of experience: April 2018
14  Thank Hayasmd
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

We hiked to Hanakapiai Falls and beach. The hike is quite rugged and adventurous but both the waterfall and beach are well worth it. Prepare to be wet and possibly dirty by the time you finish. Relax by swimming at the base of the falls...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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October 19, 2018|
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Response from 62hanam | Reviewed this property |
Kalalau trail site indicates the trail is closed at least until early 2019 due to floodings. It says it may not reopen until spring of next year. Due to the more recent weather conditions and events, it’s hard to say when... More
August 17, 2018|
Response from Helen B | Reviewed this property |
I was last there just before the flood; do not have current information.
Ivan O
August 6, 2018|
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Response from 482martaz | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry to report the trail remains closed. The flooding was extensive. Please go to: dlnr.hawaii.gov/dsp/hiking/kauai/kalalau-trail/