Nā Pali Coast State Park

Nā Pali Coast State Park, Wainiha: Address, Phone Number, Nā Pali Coast State Park Reviews: 5/5

Nā Pali Coast State Park
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pfefmeister
San Francisco, CA2,538 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
The only way to do this hike is to make a reservation with the shuttle at $35 per person. This includes the ride up and an entry to do the hike. You can try and get a parking permit only, but good luck. Try and get on an early bus - 8:00 AM or so - to avoid the heat. When we went on January 29th, the trail was moderately slippery, you’ll see that the path in the shade is damp and more treacherous than when in the sun. We went as far as the beach, and did not hike to the falls. Honestly, I was slipping around too much. I wore a pair of trail running shoes, my wife had a pair of Tevas , not sure what works best. The best viewpoint is at the 1/2 mile mark after you complete the ascent of approximately 1200’. It’s a worthwhile 3 hour expenditure with magnificent vistas, but, much of the time you are walking through vegation with no ocean views. Be careful on the descent, as that is more slippery than the ascent. Worthwhile, but be careful.
Written January 30, 2022
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Marilyn M
Lincoln City, OR174 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
This trip we saw the entire coast from a sunset Cruise and it is breathtakingly beautiful. Listening to the history is fascinating. In years past we have hiked the coastal path and recommend it for the young, not just young at heart. It is exhausting but the views are spectacular.
Written February 26, 2020
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Brooke J
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Jan 2020 • Couples
We sailed today with captain Roy who is hilarious and very entertaining. Jackie and chef Dylan and Marc are so wonderful! Very experienced and attentive to all needs. Jackie helped all who were in the water and seemed like she has been on a boat since birth - everything very 2nd nature. "Chef Dylan" your grilling skills were top knotch!!! So so delicious! We sailed for a bit to see the coast line and Capt Roy would give us pointers on history, where movies scenes were shot, and much more! If there were whale sightings or other ocean life he got as close as he could. So great!! Also I loved his choice of music ;) after a nice ride, we snorkled with all of their gear including life vests if needed and flippers. I saw what was a baby 3' shark of some kind! Exciting (for most, I hightailed it back to the boat)! After a good snorkeling time, lunch was served and was delish. The crew made sure you had a full drink at all times. Wines, beer, sodas, water - whatever you needed! They sailed for quite a while which is so relaxing with warm sun! I thought o would be disappointed from not being able to go to na pali coast due to high tides but I knew it would be a chance since it is WINTER here. Def recommend this charter!! (Ladies, even the bathrooms were so nice!!) Sad there wasnt a tipping basket of some kind, the crew was OUTSTANDING!
Written January 23, 2020
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JenRed2014
Buffalo, NY843 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
This can only be five stars. The Na Pali Coast is one of the most beautiful untouched wonders left on Earth. I was thrilled to see it from a distance and to know that they are limiting its trail use so it can stay pristine. The waterfalls, desolate beaches, mountains with peaks and folds combined with the bright colors are magnificent. If you catch a sunset it’s a special treat. Be sure to prepare for the waves if you get sea sick...the seas are pretty rough.
Written March 1, 2020
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SnowBeans
San Diego, CA108 contributions
Mar 2020
If you are interested in viewing the breathtaking Nā Pali Coast, the best way is by foot. In order to ensure you are able to do this, please do you research in ADVANCE of your trip. Restrictions have been placed in order to balance access to and preservation of this gem of Kauai. Visit the Hawaii State Parks website for information.

We hiked the day portion of the Kalalau Trail under the cover of clouds with occasional rain and there are no regrets. The vistas are truly breathtaking.
Written March 26, 2020
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Virginia37,879 contributions
Apr 2022
The Na Pali Coast on Kauai’s North Shore was the culminating event on our inter-island cruise. Na Pali means “high cliffs”. Some rise to 4,000 feet above the Pacific Ocean. Its emerald-colored cliffs are a result of the approximately 400 inches of rainfall a year in the area. The coast spans 17 miles and can be viewed by hiking, in a helicopter or on a boat. However, the beaches, valleys, caves, and waterfalls are not accessible by land.
Written April 29, 2022
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Bernard G
Cornwall, Canada15 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
If you go, just make sure to tell someone that you are going and bring water to drink, you'll need it. Mountain goats live there so take your cue from them: very steep, windy paths with some real danger. You can also see it from the water if you are interested in a tour. Worth looking into the different tours offered.
Written January 8, 2020
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Mamashari4
73 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Wow! Quit a hike if you are out of shape but we did the 4 miles and it was great views! Get there early so you can take your time and enjoy it. Did the park and ride to the State Park. Be extra cautious if it rains as the trails are hazardous in good weather conditions. My fitness tracker said I did 20,000 steps and 77 flights of stairs. It felt like it too! I would recommend a walking stick and lots of water.
Written February 1, 2020
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Kristopher C
22 contributions
Dec 2019
3 rd time visiting and it’s beautiful every time. Love the unspoiled beauty. Be patient as traffic is slow going and lots of visitors getting north on the highway. But it’s worth the drive and hike. Recommend good foot wear not for novice.
Written January 6, 2020
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AnnieBannie691
Escondido, CA13 contributions
Sep 2021
We spent a wonderful day at the Na Pali Coast State Park and Ke'e Beach. The reservation system keeps the delicate habitat from being overrun. Bathrooms and shower available. No food available so pack your lunch!
Written October 4, 2021
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