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Kalalau Trail

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Kauai, HI
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Beautiful and fulfilling hike

Wow. Just wow. The pictures can't even do this hike justice. We went all the way to the waterfall... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
jstep000
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Gorgeous view, but not an easy hike

Truly spectacular views of the Na'Pali coast, a lovely beach, and stunning green surrounding us... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Helen B
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Kauai's hiking trail along the Na Pali coast.
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ke'e beach” (174 reviews)
“hiking shoes” (118 reviews)
“flip flops” (114 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Kauai, HI
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Wow. Just wow. The pictures can't even do this hike justice. We went all the way to the waterfall (I believe it's 8 miles round trip) and it was totally worth it. The beach at the midway point where the river meets the ocean was...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Truly spectacular views of the Na'Pali coast, a lovely beach, and stunning green surrounding us were highlights. Even though I am usually up for anything,and fairly fit, this was not an easy hike, with lots of steep and muddy muddy rocks, several stream crossings, and...More

Thank Helen B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The views from this trail are some of the most amazing anywhere I've been. while the beginning of the trail is a moderate climb, you can only go so far before it gets more difficult. If its been super rainy the clay can get slippery......More

1  Thank Susan B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a nice view of the N’a Pali coastline from where we hiked, which was 1/2 mile. If you are not big hiking fans I would recommend not going and seeing the same views of the n’a pâli coast from a boat or helicopter

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am moderately fit and found the trail quite manageable. We did turn back about 1 mile in as my group didn't want to risk getting muddy or slipping on the wet rocks. This was partly because the park ranger was encouraging tourists to walk...More

4  Thank MamaBearHelen
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family of 5 (tweens) attempted the hike to the beach. 3 of us turned around at the mile marker. We found the trail too muddy and slippery and not much fun. Views are very pretty but I feel they are just as satisfying at...More

5  Thank Pinkmia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a fairly strenuous hike and I imagine it would be ideal to avoid hiking the trail soon after it has rained, since the earth on this trail can become very slippery. But if you can manage to go on a dry and clear...More

1  Thank travellinman2009
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only hiked the first 2 miles from Ke’e beach to sand beach at Hanakapi’ai (and back - total 4 miles). If you go beyond this point, you will need a permit. It is a challenging hike with only small segments that are flat. However,...More

4  Thank FayeJ42
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm in good physical shape (55 years old) and love to hike but you can't trust the guidebooks (or related articles) that this is a fairly easy hike. It's a challenge that takes you up to a high point and then you descend down to...More

2  Thank RockeeRhode
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is quite a hassle to find parking near this trail and we thought of many ways more parking spaces could be created, there is not a good use of valuable space! The people in charge could easily make some improvements without going through much...More

Thank ConnoisseurCharlotte
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Julia H
23 March 2018|
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Response from D2135 | Reviewed this property |
We started this hike late at noon. Took us 4 hours return to the waterfall. Hiking a ton in Alberta/BC this wasn’t very challenging. Do it on a day when it’s sunny and after a few days of no rain so the mud won’t be deep. I... More
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viks0004
13 February 2018|
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Response from starizer | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure about your hiking abilities, but I wouldn't recommend hiking with a 15 month baby because the trail is very muddy and slippery. Some parts can be steep too. So, it can be a medium to difficult hike itself and... More
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Dee V
13 February 2018|
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Response from vikrish | Reviewed this property |
It is probably another 1.5 hours each way. The trail is not as bad as Crawlers Ledge, but is slippery and narrow nonetheless. If you have the time for it, it is a must do!
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