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Address: Kauai, HI
Phone Number: 808-587-0400
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Kauai's hiking trail along the Na Pali coast.

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Preparation is key

My comments are for the 4 mile round-trip hike to Hanakapi'ai Beach and back. The hike is gorgeous and you will remember it for a lifetime. Here are my tips for a successful... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

My comments are for the 4 mile round-trip hike to Hanakapi'ai Beach and back. The hike is gorgeous and you will remember it for a lifetime. Here are my tips for a successful trip: 1. Arrive early. I would say arrive at 8:00AM or sooner. The parking is limited because the trail is very popular. I parked in the dirt... More 

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Thank Christopher S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My partner and I are not hikers and had no problem competing this hike. We both just turned 50 and are in pretty good shape. This hike can be tough in some spots. Be prepared for it to be muddy and you will cross over some steams so you'll get wet for sure. I'd suggest going as early in the... More 

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Thank Stephen C
Santa Clara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I did the Kalalau Trail all the way to Kalalau Beach. We were able to get a camping permit, and we did the 11 mile hike (22 miles round trip) in 2 days and 1 night. It was a memorable and unforgettable hike. Beautiful views, no internet, few people on the trail, and peaceful sounds of the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is an amazing hike and you should definitely do it if you're in Kaui. The whole thing is 11 miles long, but if you're not that ambitious you can do it in smaller sections. Great views throughout but it is a pretty tough hike so make sure you have good shoes and water with you.

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Thank JamesCuff
PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Only went 2 miles in and out to get to the beach. This is a challenging hike with lots of ups and downs and a rocky, uneven path. But the views are worth it! Incredible vistas the entire way, streams, waterfalls, and a beach at the end. Good hiking shoes and hiking poles are highly recommended.

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Thank Amanda P
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hike was incredible! It was definitely a more technical hike and had a few scary spots but it was a total blast! And the waterfall ending is out of this world. You hike through the jungle and end with a beautiful waterfall you can swim in! It is very rewarding, incredibly beautiful, and nice and challenging! If you are... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a review of the 4 mile round trip to the beach. There were 5 of us ranging from 38-55 in age. We live in flat terrain and are not used to hiking. This trail is NOT for the average, beginner hiker. It is dangerous and great care should be taken. The first mile is extremely rocky. This is... More 

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Brevard, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Today we hiked this trail to the breathtaking Hanakapiai falls! Everything we read,on TA and in the Lonely Planet indicated that this would be an 8 hour grueling trail. They were right. But it is also the most amazing hike with views one will not experience anywhere else. Yes there are stream to cross, slippery rocks to maneuver and you... More 

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Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Do it, do it, do it. Kalalau Trail is the very most intimate way of knowing and appreciating the Napali Coast in Kauai. The trail is 11 miles in and 11 miles out of tough, hot and difficult trail (climbing up and down al the time), but the landscapes are otherworldly. There is a camping sit at Mile 6, but... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a moderately challenging hike with steep hills at times, uneven footing, and can be slippery. However the payoff is amazing. The views of the Napali coast are spectacular! We began our hike at 7:00am to beat the heat and traffic. We got great parking and there were many walking sticks to choose from at the trailhead. I highly... More 

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