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Hanakapiai Falls

Kalalau Trail, Na Pali Coast, Kauai, HI
+1 808-464-0840
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  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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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"
in 10 reviews
"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 4 days ago

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

Thank Lindsay M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Kristiesue
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank AprilAJohnson
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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!

Thank Nathan U
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

4  Thank homiegman
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Reviewed March 15, 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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Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

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

3  Thank prakvaid58
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Reviewed March 12, 2018

We just did the first 2 miles in and stopped at the beach. It wasn't an extremely difficult hike and well worth it!

1  Thank lemathers
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Reviewed March 6, 2018

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

Thank 130yogamc
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superbford
July 15, 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
March 28, 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
February 17, 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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