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Hanakapiai Falls

Kalalau Trail, Na Pali Coast, Kauai, HI
+1 808-464-0840
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Kalalau Trail, Na Pali Coast, Kauai, HI
+1 808-464-0840
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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Take plenty of water with you, and a good pair of shoes. The walk is not for the unfit, it is recommended to allow up to 2-4hours one way. (8mi/13km). It has beautiful views.

Thank Ford_xy_gt
Reviewed 2 November 2017

This location is not easy to get to but it is worth the trek. beautiful falls , jungle like forests, and a scenic creek

Thank Bruce D
Reviewed 26 October 2017

This was our first activity on Kauai for our honeymoon. It was absolutely incredible and worth waking up bright and early. The hike was more challenging than we expected and that made it all the more fun. The waterfall pool was cold and exceptionally refreshing...More

4  Thank Connor F
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Beautiful area well worth the trip. Careful while walking on rocks can be slippery for older ones. Great photo opportunities

Thank Marcia M
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

This review is for those with toddler age kids or younger. You can totally do this hike with kids as long as you have a carrier for them. We arrived before 8 AM on a Saturday which was ideal since there’s limited parking and the...More

Thank Michelle H
Reviewed 21 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 27 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
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15 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
17 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