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Hanakapiai Falls

Kalalau Trail, Na Pali Coast, Kauai, HI
+1 808-464-0840
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Kalalau Trail, Na Pali Coast, Kauai, HI
+1 808-464-0840
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The hike to Hanakapiai Falls can easily be done in an half day without the need for extensive gear. I'm a fairly fit and active person. I completed the hike in 6 hours round trip with athletic shoes and a backpack. The first portion of...More

Thank Sadie H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some of the most breathtaking views you will see anywhere. And it's just so diverse. You hike up and down along the Napali Coast, make these wild stream crossings, (some of them have helipads near by so they can medvac people outta there--you don't want...More

Thank whitjohnw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This hike has many different reviews on difficulty. I would say for the young and athletic it’s easy. For those who are moderately active it’s a fun but challenging hike. And for those who’s idea of exercise is walking in the grocery store, this hike...More

2  Thank KLC30
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hike ended up being our favorite part of our trip to Hawaii. It is best to start early in the morning to beat the heat on the last leg of the way back. Bring lots of water with you and enjoy the swim at...More

Thank wmike_31
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Worth traveling into, but takes some coordination, fitness, and confidence for stream crossings, and walking on slippery rocks at times. If it rains, the trails become streams and the stream crossings increase in difficulty.

Thank Kip F
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Take plenty of water with you, and a good pair of shoes. The walk is not for the unfit, it is recommended to allow up to 2-4hours one way. (8mi/13km). It has beautiful views.

Thank Ford_xy_gt
Reviewed 2 November 2017

This location is not easy to get to but it is worth the trek. beautiful falls , jungle like forests, and a scenic creek

Thank Bruce D
Reviewed 27 October 2017

This was our first activity on Kauai for our honeymoon. It was absolutely incredible and worth waking up bright and early. The hike was more challenging than we expected and that made it all the more fun. The waterfall pool was cold and exceptionally refreshing...More

3  Thank Connor F
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Beautiful area well worth the trip. Careful while walking on rocks can be slippery for older ones. Great photo opportunities

Thank Marcia M
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

This review is for those with toddler age kids or younger. You can totally do this hike with kids as long as you have a carrier for them. We arrived before 8 AM on a Saturday which was ideal since there’s limited parking and the...More

Thank Michelle H
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15 July 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
Chelby S
28 March 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.
Michelle C
17 February 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