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Kalalau Trail

#5 of 282 things to do in Kauai Features Animals
Kauai, HI
+1 808-587-0400
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Gorgeous views, moderate to hard hike

Hike path is slippery at places, so if you have small children or seniors, keep 'em close by! With... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
San Jose, California
Beautiful Views - Exhilerating

7/15/2017 Two of us got up early to go hike the Kalalau Trail. We left the hotel at 6am. We were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mike G
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Kauai's hiking trail along the Na Pali coast.
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  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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+1 808-587-0400
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Hike path is slippery at places, so if you have small children or seniors, keep 'em close by! With that said, this is an absolutely gorgeous hike with great ocean and cliff views. Stream in middle is dangerous - bring icy water, water shoes, towel...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

7/15/2017 Two of us got up early to go hike the Kalalau Trail. We left the hotel at 6am. We were there by 7am, and there were plenty of parking spots. We had gone a few days earlier, but later in the morning. The closest...More

3  Thank Mike G
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I decided to do this hike as part of our honeymoon trip to Kauai since we wanted to see the Na Pali Coast but couldn't afford the boat trips. I didn't think it would be the same (and it's probably not) but...More

2  Thank Jackie C
Reviewed 1 week ago

hike the trail. Take PLENTY of water. Wear good shoes. And enjoy the wonder. We hiked all the way to the falls.... 4 miles each way... and we enjoyed the beach on the way back. B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!!!

2  Thank Brandon G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the best hikes in all of Hawaii. It offers incredible views the entire way. It had a great breeze. There are several options depending on how far you want to go, I highly suggest you do at least 2 miles to...More

2  Thank Dana S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Kalalua Trail did not disappoint! My wife and I are both big into day hikes and decided we would try this out before hitting Ke'e Beach. We'd read reviews, and with my wife being 6 months pregnant we were a little worried just trying...More

5  Thank Scott A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The entire trail is 11 miles i did not do that but i did hike to the beach and then to the waterfalls.You will want to start earlier in the day as it gets pretty hot in the afternoon and climbing up the cliffs would...More

3  Thank 5-2-go91
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the easy in/out to the beach (4 miles round trip), on a cool day, when the trail was a bit wet and slick. No problem, in normal running shoes, although a few dicey spots (especially early in the hike on the rocks as...More

2  Thank Volenti
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Kalalau Trail is about 11 miles in total, and you need a permit to hike the whole thing. However, starting from Ke'e Beach you can do the first 4 miles without a permit. That will get you to the waterfall. We didn't make it....More

2  Thank 1poorguy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Moderate hike includes some steep climbs and uneven paths but trail is well-marked. I hiked when it was wet so the rocks and mud were slippery but the views are amazing. Take enough water and maybe a snack to get out to the beach and...More

1  Thank Carol R
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31 July 2017|
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Response from Deniseka | Reviewed this property |
Nope, just show up!
29 April 2017|
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Response from Leanna L | Reviewed this property |
Personally, I think it is best to wear some sort of hiking shoes with good grip because the rocks on the trail can get slick. That being said, I saw people wearing regular sneakers and even a few people in flip flops... More
6 March 2017|
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Response from emily d | Reviewed this property |
it's free!