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Hanakapiai Falls

Kalalau Trail, Na Pali Coast, Kauai, HI
+1 808-464-0840
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good11%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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“ke'e beach” (46 reviews)
“hiking shoes” (35 reviews)
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Kalalau Trail, Na Pali Coast, Kauai, HI
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+1 808-464-0840
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"stream crossings"
in 59 reviews
"ke'e beach"
in 46 reviews
"hiking shoes"
in 35 reviews
"tough hike"
in 22 reviews
"mile hike"
in 33 reviews
"bring plenty of water"
in 22 reviews
"slippery rocks"
in 20 reviews
"great hike"
in 25 reviews
"rock hopping"
in 12 reviews
"elevation changes"
in 10 reviews
"start early"
in 15 reviews
"miles round trip"
in 18 reviews
"trail head"
in 19 reviews
"bamboo forest"
in 9 reviews
"second half"
in 9 reviews
"take your time"
in 19 reviews
"four miles"
in 10 reviews
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Reviewed December 22, 2017

This was a good experience as a solo traveler. You're not alone on the trail and lots of people will be there. Arrive early (solo or not) to get a head start on the trail and to get a descent parking spot. Take the break...More

1  Thank CSTMaryland
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Reviewed December 19, 2017 via mobile

This was my third time hiking on the beautiful Kalalau and my first time hiking to the waterfall. It is absolutely worth the effort if you are well prepared, fit and enjoy hiking. A lot of the negative reviews from people seem to by those...More

4  Thank Travelfan353
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Reviewed December 8, 2017

The hike to Hanakapiai Falls can easily be done in an half day without the need for extensive gear. I'm a fairly fit and active person. I completed the hike in 6 hours round trip with athletic shoes and a backpack. The first portion of...More

5  Thank Sadie H
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Reviewed November 19, 2017

Some of the most breathtaking views you will see anywhere. And it's just so diverse. You hike up and down along the Napali Coast, make these wild stream crossings, (some of them have helipads near by so they can medvac people outta there--you don't want...More

2  Thank whitjohnw
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Reviewed November 10, 2017 via mobile

This hike has many different reviews on difficulty. I would say for the young and athletic it’s easy. For those who are moderately active it’s a fun but challenging hike. And for those who’s idea of exercise is walking in the grocery store, this hike...More

4  Thank KLC30
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Reviewed November 8, 2017

This hike ended up being our favorite part of our trip to Hawaii. It is best to start early in the morning to beat the heat on the last leg of the way back. Bring lots of water with you and enjoy the swim at...More

Thank wmike_31
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Reviewed November 6, 2017

Worth traveling into, but takes some coordination, fitness, and confidence for stream crossings, and walking on slippery rocks at times. If it rains, the trails become streams and the stream crossings increase in difficulty.

Thank Kip F
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Reviewed November 4, 2017 via mobile

Take plenty of water with you, and a good pair of shoes. The walk is not for the unfit, it is recommended to allow up to 2-4hours one way. (8mi/13km). It has beautiful views.

Thank Ford_xy_gt
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Reviewed November 2, 2017

This location is not easy to get to but it is worth the trek. beautiful falls , jungle like forests, and a scenic creek

Thank Bruce D
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Reviewed October 26, 2017

This was our first activity on Kauai for our honeymoon. It was absolutely incredible and worth waking up bright and early. The hike was more challenging than we expected and that made it all the more fun. The waterfall pool was cold and exceptionally refreshing...More

4  Thank Connor F
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superbford
July 14, 2017|
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Response from Gintas R | Reviewed this property |
its so buisy you cant get lost there.its like ant trail.Not easy one though.much more rocks mud and stream crosings.walking pole a plus
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Chelby S
March 28, 2017|
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Response from Heather h | Reviewed this property |
We started near Kalalau Beach. There's limited parking if you arrive before 7 or 8am. Otherwise a quarter mile from the beach is a parking lot. Just be careful driving in because it has a steep drop off and lots of holes.
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Michelle C
February 16, 2017|
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Response from Nikeflies | Reviewed this property |
Really depends on the conditions that day. If it's been rainy and muddy, you may want something more stable. If it's been dry, you'll be fine in chacos. My wife did the entire hike in chacos on a relatively dry day and... More
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