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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
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.
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
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
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
I once invited some friends from Colorado to join me for a hike on the Kalalau Trail. They declined after reading something online saying it is one of the 10 deadliest hikes in the U.S. I've never hiked the full trail, which requires a permit...More
The Kalalau Valley is unbelievable! It's so amazing and is so epic. This is the best view of the Napali Coast by land, sea, and air. It's worth exploring for a few hours. Try to view it when it's sunny. The hikes in this area...More
Kalalau trail is famous among experienced hikers and visitors as one of the Kauai destinations not to miss, and for good reasons.
The whole trail requires a camping permit and at least one overnight stay.
The hike to the Hanakapi’ai beach and to the Hanakapi’ai...More
This is an incredibly difficult, challenging, and dangerous hike, and is completely worth it, in my opinion. By the time I got all the way up to the falls, my Garmin said I'd gone up and down over 2000 feet. Many people turned back at...More