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Kalalau Trail, Na Pali Coast, Kauai, HI
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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

View from the Kalalau trail on the way in are unbeatable. 2 miles of fairly easy hiking and then 2 more to the waterfall. Last half mile into the waterfall requires some easy bouldering. Get to the trail head early. My wife and I got...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank 631JohnC631
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.

Date of experience: August 2017
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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!!

Date of experience: August 2017
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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

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank Alex P
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

Date of experience: July 2017
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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!!!

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank jennayoung
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

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank kylerbrown43
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

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Dora N
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

Date of experience: July 2017
3  Thank alexsept07
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

Date of experience: July 2017
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Amber G
3 June 2018|
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Megan R
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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.