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Reviewed October 10, 2018

This is a wonderful single day excursion. We took our young children to Hanakapiai Beach and then up the river to the falls. They are spectacular.

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank rastacubbie
Reviewed July 7, 2018

this is a long hike. It is challenging and can be hot. Hydrate, and bring extra water. It's a 5 to 6 hour trip. I bought a pair of reef shoes. Totally worth the sore legs (likely from dehydration).

Date of experience: September 2017
5  Thank myworkshed
Reviewed June 2, 2018

So, from the air this is such a great site.... although everything from our helicopter tour was just breathtaking... this was one of the many waterfalls we was, but it is pretty impressive.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank markj4golf
Reviewed May 18, 2018

After hiking into the Valley you might be tired but after a time at the beach - do go and find your way through the jungle to the Falls as they are spectacular !! You can swim there too usually unless its in Flood ......More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Richard1901
Reviewed April 17, 2018

I did a ton of research on this hike prior to our trip, and while I was a little nervous, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to get up close and personal with a waterfall. No research could prepare me for how awe-inspiring these falls...More

Date of experience: July 2017
8  Thank Lindsay M
Reviewed April 14, 2018

We hiked to the falls, which is 8 miles round trip and you stop at a remote beach along the way. The first 2 miles of the hike is gorgeous as you walk along the Napali coastline. The views are gorgeous. The second part of...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Kristiesue
Reviewed April 8, 2018

My husband and I hiked this trail at the end of March. It was a sunny day, so we didn't have to deal with weather issues. It's a moderate hike with a few river crossings. Having hiking poles definitely helped my confidence level with the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank Boof360
Reviewed April 8, 2018

If you didn't get a permit to do the full Kalalau Trail, this hike is the next best thing. Get up early, like when it's dark, drive to Ke'e beach, and get front row parking. The last two times we did this, and we started...More

Date of experience: January 2018
3  Thank AprilAJohnson
Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

Awesome moment there, well worth the lonnnng hike! Might get lost a bit as trail can get confusing but pretty straight forward. Crossing the streams may be hard for some folks but saw some kids crossing. Water was nice and refreshing for a swim!

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Nathan U
Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I were in Hanalei for a week and half before attempting the 8 mile loop. During our time here, we hiked several locations including Hanakapiai Beach during torrential downpours, which equals mud, being wet; risky, slippery hikes. Between the simple lessons learned...More

Date of experience: March 2018
10  Thank homiegman
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Got it. From my research it appears that the falls are inaccessible due to the flooding that happened in late April. I can confirm that camping and hiking the Napali coast is closed.
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