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Hanakapiai Falls

Kalalau Trail, Na Pali Coast, Kauai, HI
+1 808-464-0840
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“ke'e beach” (45 reviews)
“mile hike” (32 reviews)
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Kalalau Trail, Na Pali Coast, Kauai, HI
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"stream crossings"
in 57 reviews
"ke'e beach"
in 45 reviews
"mile hike"
in 32 reviews
"hiking shoes"
in 31 reviews
"tough hike"
in 21 reviews
"bring plenty of water"
in 21 reviews
"slippery rocks"
in 19 reviews
"miles round trip"
in 19 reviews
"elevation changes"
in 10 reviews
"start early"
in 15 reviews
"trail head"
in 19 reviews
"great hike"
in 22 reviews
"napali coast"
in 39 reviews
"bamboo forest"
in 9 reviews
"second half"
in 9 reviews
"four miles"
in 10 reviews
"decent shape"
in 12 reviews
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

One of the best hikes I've ever been on. We started at 10, got to the falls at 1, spent about an hour there, and got to the car a little before 5. INCREDIBLE day. Unreal scenery.

Thank hagmantravels
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

This is a difficult hike- 4 miles each way. Take water!! You are treated a lovely beach after 2 miles. The stream crossings were difficult, but gosh, the reward when you reach the waterfall!! This was the highlight of our trip!!

Thank VeeBuz
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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

It seems like half the couples in Kauai are expecting so I'll highlight my pregnant wife's experience. My wife is 5 1/2 months and just completed the hike to the falls with a return trip to Hanakapi'ai beach two days later. The trek to the...More

2  Thank Alex P
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Reviewed 1 September 2017

This is a four mile one way hike to a secluded waterfall. At the end, do not miss out on swimming in the pool under the waterfall. The water is shockingly cold but worth it after hiking four miles on a warm July day. Be...More

Thank luv4phood
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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Beautiful 4 mile hike to the most beautiful waterfall. Bring water! 8.5 mile round trip! Worth it!!!

1  Thank jennayoung
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

This is now by far one of my all time favorite hikes! It is 2 miles to the quiet (in summertime) secret beach, where my new wife and i ate lunch, and another 2 miles to the awesome waterfall. In total 8 miles since there...More

1  Thank kylerbrown43
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

What a great hike! A lot of the comments talk about it being a dangerous hike. I would say maybe one small section towards the end was a little sketchy other than that not really. There were people hiking with young children and everyone made...More

Thank Dora N
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Reviewed 4 August 2017

You must be properly prepared on this hike, it is not easy. Hiking shoes are recommended but running shoes are a must, bring lots of water if its hot day. Hike begins with 1 mile hike up, and then 1 mile down alongside the mountains...More

3  Thank alexsept07
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Reviewed 2 August 2017

This scenic hike is one that you do not want to miss. It is a moderately hard hike. Be sure to wear good, non-slip shoes as you will be crossing streams, climbing boulders, and trekking uphill and down most likely in rain (at least some...More

Thank R T
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Reviewed 2 August 2017

Hike is about the same distance as the trial from Ke'e to the beach, but doesn't have the elevation changes so in this respect is a bit easier, plus most of it is in the shade. Many smaller falls along the way which are picturesque....More

1  Thank Chris R
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Amber G
3 June 2018|
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Response from Brian S |
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.
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Megan R
2 June 2018|
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Response from Megan R |
Got it. From my research it appears that the falls are inaccessible due to the flooding that happened in late April. I can confirm that camping and hiking the Napali coast is closed.
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