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Kalalau Trail

#5 of 281 things to do in Kauai Features Animals
Kauai, HI
+1 808-587-0400
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Difficult trail worth every step

The Na Pali coast is the beautiful, rugged west coast of Kauai, accessed only by foot or boat. The... read more

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This is a stunning trail along a cliff side. You can hike it as long as you wish. The complete... read more

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Kauai's hiking trail along the Na Pali coast.
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  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Na Pali coast is the beautiful, rugged west coast of Kauai, accessed only by foot or boat. The trail starts, North end, at the end of the road past Hanalei at a beautiful park and beach. Get there early to find a parking space,...More

1  Thank zgshaw
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a stunning trail along a cliff side. You can hike it as long as you wish. The complete trail is 19.8 miles in and out. It was muddy when I hiked about 6 miles of the trail a few months ago. I suspect...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The sights and views on this trail are incomparable, however there are some things you must know before starting out. First, go as early in the day as possible and bring more water than you think you will need. A couple of granola bars are...More

3  Thank Robin B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I hiked the first 2 miles of the Kalalau trail and then another 2 miles to the waterfall, at the end of May. The terrain was slippery due to the heavy rain during the night. You definitely need good hiking shoes which I didn't have,...More

Thank RinaSD
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hike was very strenuous and hard but it was all worth it in the end. there were great views and amazing things that you could not experience anywhere else. I would recommend going to hanakapiai falls because it is only an 8 mile hike...More

Thank the bowser c
Reviewed 1 week ago

We hiked in the two miles to the beach, then turned around and came back. No joke, this is a serious hike. You need to take more water than you think you do. A good deal of this hike is steep hiking up. If felt...More

2  Thank The4Monkeys
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hike is no Joke!! Nothing moderate about it. Wear good shoes and take a lot of water. If you think you have enough take more. The beach at the end is gorgeous, however dangerous. It is recommended not to swim there.

1  Thank radctmriguy
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you visit Kauai and do not hike the first part of the Kalalau Trail - well, you are missing the absolute best part of the island! I met a number of people who were on repeat visits to Poipu but had never seen the...More

2  Thank Paul M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lust vegetation, gorgeous views, waterfalls...on and on, the beauty of this trail is amazing. Two miles in is a secluded beach and then two more miles is the most amazing 300 foot waterfall. My son and I did the 8 mile round trip hike to...More

1  Thank smileynvp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hiked the trail to the Falls during a cruise ship stop (rented a car and drove up to Ke'e Beach), and it took almost the entire day but definitely worth it. The hike from Kalalau Trail to the Falls was a little challenging due to...More

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28 April 2017|
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Response from Leanna L | Reviewed this property |
Personally, I think it is best to wear some sort of hiking shoes with good grip because the rocks on the trail can get slick. That being said, I saw people wearing regular sneakers and even a few people in flip flops... More
6 March 2017|
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Response from Rodger M | Reviewed this property |
No it's free. All of the hiking trails in Kauai are free. No fees for parking either.
2 February 2017|
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Response from WhereIsCC | Reviewed this property |
Any weather resistant hiking footwear & an extra pair of socks if you're going the boot route!