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Kalalau Trail, Na Pali Coast, Kauai, HI
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Reviewed 7 July 2018

this is a long hike. It is challenging and can be hot. Hydrate, and bring extra water. It's a 5 to 6 hour trip. I bought a pair of reef shoes. Totally worth the sore legs (likely from dehydration).

1  Thank myworkshed
Reviewed 3 June 2018

So, from the air this is such a great site.... although everything from our helicopter tour was just breathtaking... this was one of the many waterfalls we was, but it is pretty impressive.

1  Thank markj4golf
Reviewed 18 May 2018

After hiking into the Valley you might be tired but after a time at the beach - do go and find your way through the jungle to the Falls as they are spectacular !! You can swim there too usually unless its in Flood ......More

1  Thank Richard1901
Reviewed 18 April 2018

I did a ton of research on this hike prior to our trip, and while I was a little nervous, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to get up close and personal with a waterfall. No research could prepare me for how awe-inspiring these falls...More

3  Thank Lindsay M
Reviewed 15 April 2018

We hiked to the falls, which is 8 miles round trip and you stop at a remote beach along the way. The first 2 miles of the hike is gorgeous as you walk along the Napali coastline. The views are gorgeous. The second part of...More

1  Thank Kristiesue
Reviewed 9 April 2018

My husband and I hiked this trail at the end of March. It was a sunny day, so we didn't have to deal with weather issues. It's a moderate hike with a few river crossings. Having hiking poles definitely helped my confidence level with the...More

1  Thank Boof360
Reviewed 8 April 2018

If you didn't get a permit to do the full Kalalau Trail, this hike is the next best thing. Get up early, like when it's dark, drive to Ke'e beach, and get front row parking. The last two times we did this, and we started...More

2  Thank AprilAJohnson
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Awesome moment there, well worth the lonnnng hike! Might get lost a bit as trail can get confusing but pretty straight forward. Crossing the streams may be hard for some folks but saw some kids crossing. Water was nice and refreshing for a swim!

1  Thank Nathan U
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

My wife and I were in Hanalei for a week and half before attempting the 8 mile loop. During our time here, we hiked several locations including Hanakapiai Beach during torrential downpours, which equals mud, being wet; risky, slippery hikes. Between the simple lessons learned...More

5  Thank homiegman
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

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

2  Thank Tesia D
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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.
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.