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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 2 days ago

The hike from the Hanalei trail head of the Kalalau trail to the Hanakapiai falls and return is a long (8 mile) and hard hike, worth every bump, bruise, and sore muscle. Wear good, non slippery hiking shoes, take lots of H2o and plan on...More

Thank zgshaw
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

All the other reviews are true! The trail is slick, muddy, and tough at times. The waterfall is beautiful, amazing and well worth the effort! Know your limits. If you are beat when you arrive at the beach and a short break won't fix things...More

Thank D. Michael W
Reviewed 5 days ago

To get to the trail, simply followthe main road till the end.Park your car at a legal spot, ignoring the no park sign will result in a ticket! The trail is on your left just at the end of the road. The signs are important,...More

1  Thank erbee64
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hiked to the falls on 7/7/17. Got to the parking lot a little before 6am and it was about half full. I'd say it's moderate hike. The most challenging part was the last mile or so leading to the falls, mostly due to the rocks,...More

3  Thank Alison H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saying this was a tough hike is an understatement. Treacherous and tiring are much more descriptive. Do not attempt this if you don't have the right equipment, provisions, and physical conditioning. However, after you reach the falls and swim in the cold, refreshing pool... all...More

1  Thank Mark K
Reviewed 1 week ago

DO THIS!! If you visit Kauai, you have to do this hike. Start early in the moring because the parking lot gets full by about 7:30. You will also want the cooler temperatures. Wear hiking sandals because there are lots of rocks and mud. You...More

Thank smileynvp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this hike. it is about 8 miles round trip and so beautiful. Plan to get wet, it is usually raining once you turn up the path and get into the canyon. You also cross back and forth over a stream and at times...More

Thank Sixlittlebirdstravel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my second time doing this hike and this time, the whole family came. It was as memorable as the first time. The first 2 miles along the Kalalau Trail on the Napali coast are incredibly beautiful. Then the next two miles along the...More

Thank StanLVNJ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First day we did .5 miles up and quickly realized we were not prepared. Re-grouped for next day with FAR more water and snacks. Started out 7:15am (2 parking spots left at this time). It was my husband, 10-yr-old daughter, 12-yr-old son and myself. We...More

3  Thank Jen R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was definitely a long, tough hike but not "too" tough. And getting to the falls makes every step worth it!! It is a beautiful and amazing part of nature! If you like hiking, DO IT!! But definitely plan ahead, be prepared, and use your...More

3  Thank Wendy D
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15 July 2017|
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Response from EvergreenCOmom | Reviewed this property |
I think as long as you're paying attention and not stepping off the trail to look at other things you should be good. I'm sure with lots of rain it makes it harder though. Take plenty of water and be ready if it does rain... More
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