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All reviews stream crossings ke'e beach mile hike tough hike hiking shoes bring plenty of water slippery rocks miles round trip elevation changes start early trail head great hike napali coast bamboo forest second half four miles walking stick
We took on the hike on our first day. It didn’t have rain in the forecast, so we went for it. Bring lots of water - we needed more than we planned for.
The first two mile to the beach - moderate hiking. You go...More
Omg! This trail was well worth the effort and a whole lot more!! My wife and I will be 60 this year and were a touch shy about attempting the trek, but we had been used to running a bit;
After reading reviews we said...More
My husband and I veered off the Kalalau Trail to continue onto the Hanakapiai Trail which brought us to the falls. It was another 2 miles away...which would make your day hike a total of 8 miles roundtrip. The trail is very muddy and can...More
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!
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.
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
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
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
I am currently on the island. July 17 and the trail access is still closed unless someone knows a bypass or way around road blocks. FEMA has the area restricted as many residents are current displaced living in a school.