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Hanakapi`ai Trail

Beginning section of Kalalau Trail, Kauai, HI
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Great Trail ....but prepare yourself

I waited to write this review because i wanted to be fair.Its a great hike,lots of up and down... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2017
Fantastic View of Na Pali Coast

Prepare for a lot of fellow hikers on this trek - parking your car can be a bit tricky. First half... read more

Reviewed 21 February 2017
Maple Grove, Minnesota
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Beginning section of Kalalau Trail, Kauai, HI
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Reviewed 30 May 2017

I waited to write this review because i wanted to be fair.Its a great hike,lots of up and down muddy rocky parts sunny spots shadow places amazing views that you wont forget.You need to bring water(more than you think ),mosquito repellant,food of some kind proper...More

Thank Macstil
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Prepare for a lot of fellow hikers on this trek - parking your car can be a bit tricky. First half mile incline rewards you with a tremendous view of the coast. Then continue on for up to 4 more miles - turn around when...More

Thank MNTraveller45
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We (my wife, 14 year old daughter,12 year old son & myself) began our day in Poipu at 5:45am. We drove to Hanalei Bay and the morning "rush hour" and single lane highway slowed us down through all the little towns along the way. We...More

2  Thank GGPC
Reviewed 28 December 2016

The trail is about two miles from Ke'e Beach to Hanakapi'ai Beach (four miles round trip), all of it along the Na Pali Coast. There are some challenging sections and the trail can be slippery and muddy in spots, but we noticed plenty of children...More

Thank Josh R
Reviewed 16 December 2016

We'd love to go back & hike the full 11 miles & camp - but we only did the first mile or so. Lots of uphill to kick things off - but great views not too far into the hike. Muddy & rocky. Parking was...More

Thank TomStax
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I hiked the first part of this trail , which is to the hanakapai beach and 2 miles one way. As it was the beginning of the rainy season, the trail was muddy, slippery all along the way. We had our hiking...More

Thank sneha d
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

We started on this trail & met several people coming back down without getting to the falls due to mud & steep drops. We did this with our 10 & 12 year old daughters. While I'm a fairly accomplished hiker, my wife and kids did...More

Thank RahimP_1977
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Absolutely amazing! Worth every step...You will not be disappointed with this hike. Did the first 2 miles with ease...rocks are slippery when wet, but overall a great trail.

Thank apazwife
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

This trail is tough as it had slippery sections, narrow sections, steep sections and rocky sections. Not something I would want to hike after rains. We had a beautiful hot sunny day and as it had rained small amount the night before and there are...More

Thank SeenaC-13
Reviewed 9 August 2016

The short and sweet: The trail is challenging, but doable Bring a hydration pack. I used 1.25 of my 2 liters within the first 2 miles. Also bring, snacks and fueling foods. Hiking sandals work great for the first stretch to Hanakapi’ai Beach The river...More

Thank Amy T
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4 January 2017|
Response from sneha d | Reviewed this property |
You can definitely give a try and turn back at any time if required. There are some good lookout points at .25 and .5 miles. I would suggest you choose a good sunny day for the hike. Also, note that the trail would be a... More