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Kalalau Trail

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Kauai, HI
+1 808-587-0400
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What a hike!!!!

We left early morning around 08h30 am and it took us 1 hour to get to the beach point, which is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lorraine B
via mobile
Epic trail with stunning views.

My wife and I completed about 9 total miles of the Kalalau Trail yesterday. The weather conditions... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
San Diego, California
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Kauai's hiking trail along the Na Pali coast.
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  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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+1 808-587-0400
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We left early morning around 08h30 am and it took us 1 hour to get to the beach point, which is just like a postcard. We then decided to continue on our way to the falls, another 2 hours of hiking. First part of the...More

Thank Lorraine B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My wife and I completed about 9 total miles of the Kalalau Trail yesterday. The weather conditions were great(low 80's, partly cloudy and no rain) and the trail was in good condition. There are parts that are muddy and slick but nothing overly washed out....More

1  Thank pittbs
Reviewed 4 days ago

Get the trail head at the end of the road at Ke'e beach and believe what you read...GO EARLY in the day as parking becomes CRAZY! Wear hiking footwear and take water. Trail starts and continues very steep over lots of rocks We were very...More

Thank lindacrick
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great hike, a little strenuous and did fall in the stream once but it was great. You can end at the beach (great way to cool off) or you can continue on to the falls. Either way, totally worth it. Must get their by 8am...More

Thank mlw347
Reviewed 1 week ago

We just hiked to the beach not the waterfall. Very strenuous hike. Bring plenty of water and good hiking shoes. Lots of stair steps. Steep first part of the trail then some steep down to the beach. Go early. It gets hot as the sun...More

1  Thank tomnypets
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is worth making time for. It's challenging and beautiful. The trail provides spectacular views of the ocean, Na Pali coast, streams, bamboo groves and more. Be sure to get there early! This is important for parking as well as beating the heat. There are...More

Thank DebAGardner
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bring water and have the right shoes. We had a picnic at the beach. Dangerous waters at times so be aware before taking a swim. We went into the falls which was also an adventures worth taking.

Thank April M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The first 2 miles, one way,to the beach are fairly easy. Crossing the river is certainly a welcome, cooling relief. It can be dangerous/ deadly if the waters are high. the hike to the falls is another 2 miles and it becomes much more hazardous....More

1  Thank timcgunn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hike is the most amazing hike I have been on in my life! The views on this hike are absolutely jaw dropping and they start about the .25 mile mark and continue all the way! I've heard that the trail gets pretty dangerous when...More

Thank William L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We hiked the first two miles to the beach and back. The views were spectacular and the greenery was beautiful. Get there early as parking can get tricky. We arrived about 8 and still had to park at the lot further down the street. Wear...More

Thank RoaringCrab
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31 July 2017|
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Response from radctmriguy | Reviewed this property |
Permit isn't required for the first 2 mile hike to the beach or the other 2 miles up to the waterfall.
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 emily d | Reviewed this property |
it's free!