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Hanakapiai Falls

Kalalau Trail, Na Pali Coast, Kauai, HI
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Kalalau Trail, Na Pali Coast, Kauai, HI
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Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Parking is horrible. The wife and I arrived around 12:30pm. We had to park about a mile up the road. So we actually started 12:57 pm. Made it to the beach in about 1hr 20min. Took a couple of pics. And turned up the path...More

1  Thank GBVacas
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Stunning views of Napali Coast, breathtaking waterfall & jungle so green you may never want to leave! Just ask the creepy zombie squatter we saw! This is not an easy hike! Start early, eat a hearty breakfast, bring at least a gallon of water per...More

1  Thank Cali_Belle87
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Great hike! If you are new to hiking take your time as the trail in the beginning is really rocky when you start at Ke'e beach. Its a gradual incline and decline. We started at 7:03 am and got to Hanakapi'ai beach at 8:00am. Hung...More

3  Thank Miguel C
Reviewed 18 September 2017

7:10a start time - 2:55p end time = 7:45 total hike time ... this included 45 minutes at Hanakapi'ai Beach & 75 minutes at Hanakapi'ai Falls. We had plenty of food, but only had 70oz of fluid each & wished we'd had even more because...More

1  Thank Joshua O
Reviewed 15 September 2017

What An Adventure. We went in January and the trail was super muddy. The hike was challenging but well worth the effort. Take a swim at the Falls. Exhilarating. We did allow enough time at the Falls and found oursselves coming down in need the...More

Thank April M
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

View from the Kalalau trail on the way in are unbeatable. 2 miles of fairly easy hiking and then 2 more to the waterfall. Last half mile into the waterfall requires some easy bouldering. Get to the trail head early. My wife and I got...More

1  Thank John C
Reviewed 5 September 2017

One of the best hikes I've ever been on. We started at 10, got to the falls at 1, spent about an hour there, and got to the car a little before 5. INCREDIBLE day. Unreal scenery.

Thank hagmantravels
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

This is a difficult hike- 4 miles each way. Take water!! You are treated a lovely beach after 2 miles. The stream crossings were difficult, but gosh, the reward when you reach the waterfall!! This was the highlight of our trip!!

Thank VeeBuz
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

It seems like half the couples in Kauai are expecting so I'll highlight my pregnant wife's experience. My wife is 5 1/2 months and just completed the hike to the falls with a return trip to Hanakapi'ai beach two days later. The trek to the...More

1  Thank Alex P
Reviewed 31 August 2017

This is a four mile one way hike to a secluded waterfall. At the end, do not miss out on swimming in the pool under the waterfall. The water is shockingly cold but worth it after hiking four miles on a warm July day. Be...More

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14 July 2017|
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Response from Gintas R | Reviewed this property |
its so buisy you cant get lost there.its like ant trail.Not easy one though.much more rocks mud and stream crosings.walking pole a plus
Chelby S
28 March 2017|
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Response from Heather h | Reviewed this property |
We started near Kalalau Beach. There's limited parking if you arrive before 7 or 8am. Otherwise a quarter mile from the beach is a parking lot. Just be careful driving in because it has a steep drop off and lots of holes.
Michelle C
16 February 2017|
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Response from Nikeflies | Reviewed this property |
Really depends on the conditions that day. If it's been rainy and muddy, you may want something more stable. If it's been dry, you'll be fine in chacos. My wife did the entire hike in chacos on a relatively dry day and... More