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Kalalau Trail

#5 of 281 things to do in Kauai Features Animals
Kauai, HI
+1 808-587-0400
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The perfect way to see Napali

Lust vegetation, gorgeous views, waterfalls...on and on, the beauty of this trail is amazing. Two... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tyler, Texas
Hike to Hanakapi'ai Falls

Hiked the trail to the Falls during a cruise ship stop (rented a car and drove up to Ke'e Beach... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Kauai's hiking trail along the Na Pali coast.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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+1 808-587-0400
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lust vegetation, gorgeous views, waterfalls...on and on, the beauty of this trail is amazing. Two miles in is a secluded beach and then two more miles is the most amazing 300 foot waterfall. My son and I did the 8 mile round trip hike to...More

1  Thank smileynvp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hiked the trail to the Falls during a cruise ship stop (rented a car and drove up to Ke'e Beach), and it took almost the entire day but definitely worth it. The hike from Kalalau Trail to the Falls was a little challenging due to...More

Thank NeedVacay88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to snorkel! Then if you are adventurous enough and if you have the right type of shoes take the trail is fun with breath taking views.

Thank Paris A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the kalalau trail hike after reading reviews of it. We were told to do this hike first thing in the day before the clouds move in and boy were we glad we did...by the time we hiked back, they had moved in and...More

3  Thank eatsleeptour
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A two mile hike from Ke'e Beach over rough trail rising to 800 feet above sea level and back down to sea level at Hanakai'ai Beach. Hikers need to take at least 2 bottles of water (I recommend 4). The Hanakai'ai Beach is a pretty...More

Thank A8598AOjamesd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hike of about 2 miles one way has a near continuous view of the ocean and ends at a wonderful little secluded beach. It is a popular hike so you will share it with many other hikers. There is a lot of up and...More

Thank Experience78
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So we had planned on doing the first 2 miles of the trail and then shoot south up to the waterfall 2 miles in. So total of 8 miles round trip. Not too bad right? This hike is no joke. My wife just arrived on...More

2  Thank tien b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tis is one of our favorite hikes in the world. It is beautiful. We choose to hike the 8 miles round trip to Hanakapaia waterfall instead of going all the way to Kalalau Beach. To hike to Kalalau Beach it would really take 2 days...More

1  Thank Sixlittlebirdstravel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hiked first 2 miles of the trail to the waterfall river run out at the beach and ocean. Then had to decide to continue hiking the trail or turn left to hike to the waterfall. Decided to hike to the waterfall which is another 2...More

2  Thank trailrunner1946
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went with our 9-year old daughter on a Friday and got there around 10am and had to park way down the street. That day we didn't want to risk a ticket so we followed the rules with the signs. Ends up by the time...More

2  Thank synch
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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 Rodger M | Reviewed this property |
No it's free. All of the hiking trails in Kauai are free. No fees for parking either.
2 February 2017|
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Response from WhereIsCC | Reviewed this property |
Any weather resistant hiking footwear & an extra pair of socks if you're going the boot route!