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Kalalau Trail

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Kauai, HI
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Amazing hike... definitely challenging terrain

So glad I heeded other travelers advice to bring hiking boots & poles. It would have been much... read more

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KSG123
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Spectacular Views!!

Words cannot fully describe the views one will see-its just amazing!! However, BE PREPARED for... read more

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Tom B
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Salida, Colorado
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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” (170 reviews)
“hiking shoes” (112 reviews)
“flip flops” (107 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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"slippery rocks"
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"walking stick"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

So glad I heeded other travelers advice to bring hiking boots & poles. It would have been much worse, taken longer and I could have been potentially injured without them. This is an amazingly, beautiful hike but has pretty constant challenging, rocky terrain. Rocks are...More

Thank KSG123
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Reviewed yesterday

Words cannot fully describe the views one will see-its just amazing!! However, BE PREPARED for fairly rough terrain and if its muddy be CAUTIOUS. Proper footwear for HIKING and walking sticks will go along way in the making this hike more enjoyable. This hike to...More

Thank Tom B
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wear: Hiking shoes. You are afterall, going on a hike. If you decide to hike a mountain in flats and a dress, take a hard right turn 15min into the trail. Prepare: To get a little muddy. It’s one of the wettest spots on earth....More

Thank Myles F
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Amazing hike, went for three days got lucky with the weather. The views are astoundingly beautiful. You are tucked away in nature only the helicopters ruin it! They buzz by all day, very loudly, obnoxiously. You have to get a hiking permit, so the hiker...More

Thank Ashley R
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Kalalau trail is considered one of the most dangerous trails in the world, but also one of the most beautiful. My husband and I are fairly experienced hikers, and hiked the portion of the trail to Hanakapi'ai Beach, then up to the falls. By...More

1  Thank acwtravels
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was most definitely a great trail with AMAZING views!!! We hiked to the beach and back in less than 3 hours. You do have to be careful as it gets very slippery. We saw many tourists hiking in sandals and i would not recommend...More

Thank w0rldstraveller
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a must do activity when visiting Kauai. Please bring adequate shoes, the trail is muddy and wet in some parts. I recommend that you start the trail in the morning, since you have to walk at least 2 hours to get to the...More

Thank ctornoe
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This trail will test you, but if you’re up for the challenge then you should definitely do it. Others reviewers have talked about the slippery, muddy trail and it’s no joke. Hiking poles help immensely! It’s not a difficult hike if you’re in shape, but...More

Thank Linda L
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Reviewed 4 days ago

From Southern-Utah we've hiked in some of the most beautiful places in the US and this trail was among our favorite we have ever done. There are lots of people up to the first beach, but once at the waterfall there were only a handful...More

1  Thank Dallin T
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We just did the initial hike, not to the falls or further as we didn't have a permit. We started out at about 6 am on a Sunday and found a great parking spot (that we didn't have to pay for, thank you for that)...More

Thank Kate O
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viks0004
14 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 kathryn s | Reviewed this property |
Sorry can't help you. We only went as far as the beach and turned around.
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hannahw1992
25 January 2018|
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Response from MtEverest | Reviewed this property |
4 or 5 hours.
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