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Kalalau Trail

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Address: Kauai, HI
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Kauai's hiking trail along the Na Pali coast.

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Most beautiful hike

Did the 8 mile hike to the falls and was the best and most beautiful hike we have ever taken. Did it in 5 hours round trip. Highly recommend for adventure seekers.

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Did the 8 mile hike to the falls and was the best and most beautiful hike we have ever taken. Did it in 5 hours round trip. Highly recommend for adventure seekers.

Thank travelmugsy
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Absolutely gorgeous views on this hike! Be aware that you do need a permit to go beyond the point after you reach the beach. My husband and I only hiked the first 2 miles in and then the same 2 miles back out. The views are second to none. The trail is not an easy one, though! The trail is... More 

Thank Affable_Dane
Newton, North Carolina
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are avid hikers, and have hiked all around the world. Never have I seen a trail so over populated, with most people having no idea how to hike. We just did the day hike to Hanakapi‘ai Falls which is an 8 mile round trip. Including 15 minute stops at the beach and falls, the round trip took us almost... More 

1 Thank Oscar_Retriever
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A really hot hike on May 6 but the pool at the falls made it all worth it. Lots of up and down - most people only go to Hanakapi'ai beach but it is totally worth it to go to the base of the falls. Be sure to bring a bathing suit as you will want to swim after this... More 

1 Thank Judith H
San diego
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Intermediate hiking to advanced with beautiful views. Please prepare in advance for slippery walkways if it has rained. Also follow the online safety instructions for the river crossings.

Thank SW D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

As short as 1 mile or as long as 11, it's a stunning and beautiful experience. Good for family (as long as you hold the hands of young children), even for my 83-year old spry father in law, the views get more and more stunning the further you go. Every few steps there's an amazing view though. Don't flip-flip or... More 

1 Thank M T
Lejre, Denmark
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Come early, wear light clothes and sneakers (be prepared to sacrifice them afterwards, because the red mud on this trail is both stubborn and sticky), sunblocker and a few litres of water. Though we had a some minor showers on our trip in May, we were happy, we hadn't brought raingear=not necessary. A recycling toilet can be found after approx.3miles.... More 

1 Thank Kroglund
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only went as far as Hanakapi'ai falls. Be prepared for an intense, slippery hike. No scrambling but slick rocks and mud. Several river crossings especially if you go up to the falls, where it gets buggy. HOWEVER, it's worth it. The coast is wonderful and the trail to the falls feels like a jungle adventure. If you are able-bodied,... More 

2 Thank Maryann B
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely incredible trail! I want to go back and hike the entire trail because it is so stunning. Be sure to get there as early as possible to get a car park close to the trailhead. We got there around 9am and it was already full!

Thank Ilovetravel098
Naples, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely a highlight of my trip. This trail is just so beautiful with so much amazing views. Be careful! I say this because I thought I was safely stepping to the side of the path and lo and behold I found myself down the side of the mountain! Just some scratches and bruises but it certainly could have been worse.

1 Thank Rebecca S

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