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Address: Kauai, HI
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Kauai's hiking trail along the Na Pali coast.

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Moderate hike with great views

We hiked to the beach (4 miles round trip) and enjoyed the views along the coast. We spent about 3 hours total including time spent sitting at the beach area. Be sure to wear... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We hiked to the beach (4 miles round trip) and enjoyed the views along the coast. We spent about 3 hours total including time spent sitting at the beach area. Be sure to wear shoes with good traction as the trail can get really slippery. The drive to the North side of the island is beautiful, but plan on taking... More 

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Donner Lake
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow, such a beautiful hike from start to finish. The views of the ocean and the lush landscape are nonstop. The trail can be hazardous when wet so use cation. I brought an old pair of sneakers and just threw them away after the hike. They were that dirty.

Thank DonnerMike
Southlake, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You cannot come to Kauai without hiking the Kalalau Trail. Even if you only hike it about 1/2 mile. The view of Napali is priceless. Hiking to the first beach, Hanakāpīʻai Beach I would highly recommend. If you are looking for more, hike into the valley another 2 miles to Hanakapi'ai Falls. Beautiful towering falls and a great area to... More 

Thank Rodger M
Aurora, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our plan for the day was to do the 4 mile hike to the water fall. We are all fit and do a variety of fitness activities and sports. We all wore decent running shoes, not hiking boots and brought snacks, a camera and a water bottle each. The Trail was a most other reviewers have described, rocky and slippery... More 

Thank Lee_nover11
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Read the review but it was not that bad. We got the last parking spot at 8:45am. Hiked to the beach and got lost in the trail to the water fall due to heavy rain and flooding. We each drank less than half of the bottle of water and ate small snack, and carried most of the contents of the... More 

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Decatur, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The views from this trail are amazing! We took the trail as far as Hanakap'ai Beach. Be warned that although this is the easiest part of the trail, it is by no means easy. It is muddy, rocky, and filled with roots. Wear appropriate footwear - waterproof hiking books or water shoes with traction such as Keen's. Hiking poles are... More 

Thank Glo806
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I hiked only the first section, to Hanakapi'ai beach and back, 4 miles total. This took about four hours and was pretty exhausting, due to slippery, rocky footing and a lot of ascent and descent. I'm an experienced hiker but was carrying my 40 pound toddler most of the way in a backpack. My older kids didn't... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best hiking experiences anywhere in the world (if you are prepared). After rain the trail is very slippery and slow going. Hiking poles are very helpful on this trail.

Thank Kiwi000001
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When in Kauai I really wanted to do this trail having read some of the guidance it stated that any closed shoes are fine. So I went with my dress trainers and it was a mistake! You do really need good walking shoes as some of the paths are steep and slippery. What I did manage to do was stunning... More 

1 Thank Saintlysinner
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hike is world renowned. It's also dangerous around mile 7 and not for the faint of heart. The first 2 miles is good for a half day hike with spectacular views. BRING YOUR HIKING SHOES. Be prepared to get wet and a little muddy...the weather changes fast in kauai and it can go from sunny to raining in a... More 

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