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Hanakapiai Falls

Kalalau Trail, Na Pali Coast, Kauai, HI
+1 808-464-0840
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“ke'e beach” (46 reviews)
“hiking shoes” (35 reviews)
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Kalalau Trail, Na Pali Coast, Kauai, HI
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+1 808-464-0840
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"stream crossings"
in 59 reviews
"ke'e beach"
in 46 reviews
"hiking shoes"
in 35 reviews
"tough hike"
in 22 reviews
"mile hike"
in 33 reviews
"bring plenty of water"
in 22 reviews
"slippery rocks"
in 20 reviews
"great hike"
in 25 reviews
"rock hopping"
in 12 reviews
"elevation changes"
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"start early"
in 15 reviews
"miles round trip"
in 18 reviews
"trail head"
in 19 reviews
"bamboo forest"
in 9 reviews
"second half"
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"take your time"
in 19 reviews
"four miles"
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

We did it! We are in our late 50's and experienced hikers. It was a great adventure. So important to have good hiking shoes, hiking poles, plenty of water and snacks. You do traverse 4 stream crossings. Take it slow and enjoy the beauty!

2  Thank helloadamweiss
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

We were encouraged by a couple that we met at the hotel to 'push on' and go past the beach up to the falls. That suggestion hung in my head throughout the hike, and I'm echoing the sentiment here after seeing it myself. There are...More

1  Thank GnarGnarPowPow
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

My husband and I hiked up to Hanakapi'ai Falls this month while in Kauai; it was absolutely beautiful but technically difficult due to the wetness of the trail. There are several stream crossings and about a mile of mostly scrambling over rocks. We definitely felt...More

Thank acwtravels
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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

It was a hard hike but it was beautiful!! Had to cross 3 or 4 streams so be prepared for that. Wet shoes are no fun! But it was so amazing to see!

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Reviewed 29 January 2018

One of my favorite things we did on the island! The hike was easy for me, but I live at 8700 feet in the Rockies. You will want to bring plenty of water, it is a 8 mile hike roundtrip. 2 miles to the beach,...More

3  Thank momcdaniel
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

My wife and I made the round trip in about 8 hours with several breaks along the way. We are in our mid-late 30's in moderately good shape and did not have any issues with the trip. Even coming from the flatlands of Michigan the...More

1  Thank lilguy46
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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

It was hard, but rewarding. I kept telling myself (and him) that we would be rewarded with a beautiful waterfall. And, I was not disappointed. It was just breathtakingly beautiful. I wish you could jump into my pictures and see it for yourself instead of...More

Thank Michele B
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

Breathtaking views throughout the trail. The waterfall was amazing. I’m 17 weeks pregnant and in decent shape. The trail took me 6.5 hours to complete. I would recommend this to anyone with a sense of adventure however, there are slippery rocks and towards the end...More

Thank David R
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

The Kalalau trail is super crowded and touristy. Lots of kids and folks wearing inappropriate footwear, with no real understanding of trail etiquette. Once you get past the beach where most people stop for the day and then turn around, the trail becomes much less...More

3  Thank SFLF2013
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

This was a good experience as a solo traveler. You're not alone on the trail and lots of people will be there. Arrive early (solo or not) to get a head start on the trail and to get a descent parking spot. Take the break...More

1  Thank CSTMaryland
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superbford
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
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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.
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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
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