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Kalalau Trail, Na Pali Coast, Kauai, HI
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Reviewed January 10, 2018 via mobile

It was hard, but rewarding. I kept telling myself (and him) that we would be rewarded with a beautiful waterfall. And, I was not disappointed. It was just breathtakingly beautiful. I wish you could jump into my pictures and see it for yourself instead of...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank michbowls
Reviewed January 8, 2018

Breathtaking views throughout the trail. The waterfall was amazing. I’m 17 weeks pregnant and in decent shape. The trail took me 6.5 hours to complete. I would recommend this to anyone with a sense of adventure however, there are slippery rocks and towards the end...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank David R
Reviewed January 7, 2018

The Kalalau trail is super crowded and touristy. Lots of kids and folks wearing inappropriate footwear, with no real understanding of trail etiquette. Once you get past the beach where most people stop for the day and then turn around, the trail becomes much less...More

Date of experience: December 2017
3  Thank SFLF2013
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

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank CSTMaryland
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

Date of experience: December 2017
4  Thank Travelfan353
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

Date of experience: November 2017
5  Thank Sadie H
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

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank whitjohnw
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

Date of experience: July 2017
4  Thank KLC30
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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank wmike_31
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.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Amber G
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Megan R
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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.