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    Hiking the Kalalau Trail to the Na Pali Coast

    by Etoile2B Written Jul 29, 2009

    On our most recent trip to Kauai, unfortunately Marc was recovering from surgery so we couldn’t be as active as we had planned. We were never more disappointed in this situation as we were the day we made it to Ke’e Beach. Of course we didn’t have our hiking shoes with us as we faced the Kalalau Trailhead so we decided to try a bit in our flip flops any way to see how far we could get. Due to our poor footwear, the steep and often slippery conditions on the trail and Marc’s poor health we didn’t make it very far but in the short distance we did travel we got a taste of just how spectacular this trail could be. This is the trailhead anyone wishing to visit the Na Pali coast must trek, as there are no roads that lead there. To get to the Na Pali coast you must go my foot or by boat. The Kalalau Trail from start to finish runs 12 miles one way, but the trail meets the beach at 2 miles (Hanakapi’ai Beach) and 6 miles (Hanakoa) along. Most day hikers will only ever reach Hanakapi’ai but many of the hikers along the Kalalau Trail camp overnight along the way. Camping is restricted to 5 consecutive nights and you must purchase permits from the State Parks Office in Lihue. Camping permits are $10 US per person per night. There are no facilities along the trail so you must pack in your own food and water. We plan to do this hike on our next trip to Kauai so stay tuned! Someday I’ll have more details!

    Also, everything I have read warns against swimming at Hanakapi’ai and Hanakoa beaches as the current is swift and strong and there is a nasty undertow. Many drownings have occurred at these beaches.

    Equipment: Hiking shoes or shoes with good traction. If you're hiking past Hanakapi’ai Beach or camping anywhere along the trail you will need permits available from the State Parks Office in Lihue (or Honolulu). Campers will also need to pack in all their gear, food AND water as there are no facilities along the trail past Ke'e Beach. Bring your tent, camp stove, matches, propane, sleeping bag or sleep sack, etc. And please if you pack it in, pack it out. Respect the trail, respect the beach, leave only footprints.

    The first of many lookouts on the trail. The Kalalau Trailhead at Ke'e Beach The start of the Kalalau Trail
    Related to:
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Camping
    • Beaches

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    by venteeocho Written Aug 21, 2003

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    kauai is the perfect destination for today'saventure traveler.
    for leisurely river kayak rides ,
    scuba diding and ocean sailing,
    to horseback riding,
    hiking or biking

    dive in this waters is amazing...

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    Kia Bear Sport Fishing

    by rudocp Written Feb 8, 2003

    Trolling for anything that bit the hook! We got a Mahi and three small Tuna.

    It was my first Tuna that I caught!

    Equipment: Boat is loaded with the equipment and the mate was very friendly and helpful.

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