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Address: Kauai, HI
Phone Number: 808-587-0400

Kauai's hiking trail along the Na Pali coast.

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Best thing we did in Kauai

We did the 8 mile round trip to the waterfall. We got to the car park at about 7:30am and it was raining a fair bit and the car park was already half full. We took 4 litres of... read more

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Sammy L
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We did the 8 mile round trip to the waterfall. We got to the car park at about 7:30am and it was raining a fair bit and the car park was already half full. We took 4 litres of water, a few snacks I wore hiking boots and my husband was wearing running trainers.The hike took us about 5 hours... More 

Thank Sammy L
Creedmoor, North Carolina
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am scared to death of heights but decided to try the Kalalau Trail. I am so glad that I did!. The scenery is so beautiful you forget how high up you are. The trail was very slippery and muddy so we had to be very careful. Great experience!

Thank mirmmoe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

One of my favorite places on kauai. The views are insanely beautiful. I hiked to the hanakapiai beach and then to the hanakapiai waterfall. The water is ice cold at the waterfall, but you get used to it after 5 mins. Its definitely a tough day hike with many different terrain.

Thank Sungod95
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We are in shape but this trail was tough! A lot of mud and stream crossings...I fell in several times. The swim at the falls was pretty awesome and I'm sure to sleep like a log!

Thank CrocLover
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The trail is tough, muddy, and slippery. Wear appropriate hiking gear! You can get through it with regular shoes but most people were very frustrated and having a hard time with the mud. There's a few river crossings that you have to be careful with, but this is one of the most diverse and beautiful trails you will see in... More 

1 Thank Edgardo D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great hike with breathe taking views. Must bring items: water, mosquitos repellent, comfortable hiking shoes. Don't just do the hike, go inland and see the water falls. Expect to climb rocks and walk through muddy trails with mosquitos. At the end of the trail you will be rewarded with a cold refreshing waterfalls. Totally 6 miles. Plan to go there... More 

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Oxenhope, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Travelling alone, I was unsure about doing the Kalalau Trail but need not have worried as there were plenty of other walkers on the trail. I only did the first part to Hanalapi'ai Beach but can certainly understand now why so many injuries occur on the trail and why people often need airlifting back to civilisation. The first mile is... More 

1 Thank Crazyann
Aptos, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Panoramic ocean & mountain views, warm weather, waterfalls. This the Da Kine!! Trail is of moderate intensity and during the winters it is muddy, wet and tricky. The hike. probably best done in summer when there is little or no rain. Only draw back are the crowds! But they thin out at that first beach break....

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a beautiful and amazing hike. Trail was easy to follow to the 2 mile beach. People said this hike was very strenuous so I almost did not do it. I am soooooooo grateful that I did it because it was gorgeous and was moderate in difficulty. A must do! The trails in the Waimea canyon was much more difficult.... More 

4 Thank dmwest13
Aurora, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I (ages 60 and 57,respectively) hiked to Hanakapiai Beach which is 2 miles (3 km) in, making it a 4 mile (6 km) round trip. It is the most spectacular hike I have done. It took us 4 hours round trip, and that includes frequent stops to take pictures of the flora and vistas. The views are... More 

5 Thank MomCanDream

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