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Kalalau Trail

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The Mother of All Backpacking Trips

My wife and I backpacked the trail in 1981. It is an extremely challenging and potentially... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Central Point, Oregon
Outdoor excellence

What a great hike ... mud, forest, rain, more mud and spectacular views. This hike requires a full... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2018
Brian S
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Kauai's hiking trail along the Na Pali coast.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This trail is hard to find - follow the fence all the way to the left and you will find a small opening! It is a steep climb up and down and was very muddy and slippery, however the views were worth it! The na...More

2  Thank lslevy
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I backpacked the trail in 1981. It is an extremely challenging and potentially dangerous hike. The views are dazzling and the beach was wild back in the day with most of us running around naked. An unforgetable life experience.

1  Thank rastacubbie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On Sept 19, 2018 we made the long drive up the east coast to go on the Kalalau Trail. Road is closed after Hanalei due to the road being washed out in April 2018 due to massive flooding. The security guards that turned us around...More

9  Thank Jeff M
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

What a great hike ... mud, forest, rain, more mud and spectacular views. This hike requires a full day commitment to do it right.

6  Thank Brian S
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Did this in April 2018. I was a bit worried whether I would be able to do it but the hotel staff recommended doing at least the first 0.25 miles if I want. It was a rainy day and went early in the morning. Stayed...More

14  Thank Hayasmd
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

We hiked to Hanakapiai Falls and beach. The hike is quite rugged and adventurous but both the waterfall and beach are well worth it. Prepare to be wet and possibly dirty by the time you finish. Relax by swimming at the base of the falls...More

3  Thank mistyschulz
Reviewed 24 June 2018

I once invited some friends from Colorado to join me for a hike on the Kalalau Trail. They declined after reading something online saying it is one of the 10 deadliest hikes in the U.S. I've never hiked the full trail, which requires a permit...More

9  Thank jwh974
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

The Kalalau Valley is unbelievable! It's so amazing and is so epic. This is the best view of the Napali Coast by land, sea, and air. It's worth exploring for a few hours. Try to view it when it's sunny. The hikes in this area...More

4  Thank PensacolaPeachy50
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Kalalau trail is famous among experienced hikers and visitors as one of the Kauai destinations not to miss, and for good reasons. The whole trail requires a camping permit and at least one overnight stay. The hike to the Hanakapi’ai beach and to the Hanakapi’ai...More

18  Thank Hana M
Reviewed 12 May 2018

This is an incredibly difficult, challenging, and dangerous hike, and is completely worth it, in my opinion. By the time I got all the way up to the falls, my Garmin said I'd gone up and down over 2000 feet. Many people turned back at...More

3  Thank DattaGroover
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18 August 2018|
Response from Helen B | Reviewed this property |
I was last there just before the flood; do not have current information.
Ivan O
7 August 2018|
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Response from Marta Z | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry to report the trail remains closed. The flooding was extensive. Please go to: dlnr.hawaii.gov/dsp/hiking/kauai/kalalau-trail/