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Kalalau Trail

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Kauai, HI
+1 808-587-0400
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Extraordinary Views, Tricky Trail

We had a wonderful hike on the Kalalau Trail, which provides exceptional views, as you can see from... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Todd E
Boston, Massachusetts
via mobile
Forgot one thing!

The most important thing about this hike - your insect repellent! We were viciously attacked. As... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Kauai's hiking trail along the Na Pali coast.
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ke'e beach” (170 reviews)
“hiking shoes” (109 reviews)
“flip flops” (106 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Kauai, HI
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+1 808-587-0400
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful hike on the Kalalau Trail, which provides exceptional views, as you can see from the many photos posted. Some advice for those planning the hike: arrive early (around 7am). You’ll still be able to get a spot in the Kee Beach...More

2  Thank Todd E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The most important thing about this hike - your insect repellent! We were viciously attacked. As for the hike - it is the two miles to the beach, really not too strenuous. The main challenge is the trail apparently is always muddy and slippery. A...More

2  Thank MtEverest
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hike 10 Dec 17 with overcast initially. Ke'e Beach Parking was full at 08:30 so we parked at the overflow lot. Blue sky around 09:30. Very muddy in certain area where the water seep through the hills/terrain and trickle down the trail. Original intent was...More

3  Thank GalavantingJeff
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We hiked the first two miles to the beach. We got up early and were on the trail by 8:00. We had great weather and not too many people when we started out. The hike had lots of gorgeous view points along the way. The...More

3  Thank pawntakesqueen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I woke up early every morning that I was on the island to hike the trail. It was the most beautiful place I have ever seen - the saturated colors of the vegetation, the turquoise and steel blue waters, and the pods of dolphins swimming...More

1  Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my favorite hike in Kauai because of the many great views as your hiking along the trail. Trail starts at Ke'e Beach. Once you get to the head trail there are bathrooms to use before starting the hike. Also, pick up a stick...More

3  Thank starizer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An admitted fair-weather hiker, we did the first-two miles of the Trail (any further than that & you need to check in with park staff, & expect to camp overnight), in pouring rain and still loved every second of it. The views are incredible (especially...More

Thank Christina L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hike is stunning! We hiked in mid December, so it's winter which means rain and a lot of rain.... the trail was very very muddy and slippery. It was fine for the few of us that had hiking shoes but some friends had tennis...More

2  Thank BPed
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I just finished a 3 day trek to the Kalalau Valley . The trail and scenery were spectacular . Like other reviews, be prepared. It had rained and the trail was very muddy and slippery , good boots a must. There is...More

Thank lance l
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

We did the first 2 miles of the hike. The vistas and views are beautiful! But, the hike is wet, muddy, and slippery. Wear shorts and bring an extra pair of socks to change later because the shoes, socks and pants will get dirty. To...More

1  Thank aj1021n
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17 January 2018|
Response from GalavantingJeff | Reviewed this property |
Which month are going? Apr-Sep are the driest months. Red clay mud, supper slippery on any incline/decline on running shoes let alone tennis shoes. It would be like going up/down hill on sheer ice. Option is to use ice clips... More
Jonathan P
29 December 2017|
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Response from GalavantingJeff | Reviewed this property |
2-4 hrs to the beach and back depending on your fitness level, trail condition and if you have proper lugged type hikers with poles (only reqr if the trail is muddy/slippery). Time of year.