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The Kalalau Trail is a trail along Nā Pali Coast of the island of Kauai in the state of Hawaii. The trail runs approximately 11 miles (18 km) along the island’s north. The last time I hiked the Kalalau Trail, I took my GPS to record the trail and make a map of it. If you have Google Earth installed, click this link to. One of the best hikes on Kauai, the Kalalau Trail is an mile trek located on the famous NaPali Coast on the Kalalau Trail Elevation Map.

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During rainy conditions you should be aware of the following hazards:. After a long hike in, set up Camp, brought some whiskey down to the beach for sunset and while the sun was setting I proposed to my best friend. Started out rather easy, however,trail became a bit tough as we hiked towards the falls.

Kalalau Trail Map – specifically Hanakapi’ai Valley – Picture of Kalalau Trail, Kauai – TripAdvisor

As you approach Kalalau, there will be steep downward decent along Red Hill that will lead down closer to sea level. I hope you find the Kalalau Trail site useful.

The ‘aina just keeps giving. Camping is only allowed at Hanakoa or Kalalau. If you can’t or don’t want to day hike to Hanakapiai Beach, at least try to make it to this overlook one-mile round trip. A local rule of thumb is to frail the ocean for 20 minutes before going in or walking in a tidal zone. This may take a second or two. Many people have met their demise by being swept off these shelves by large waves after venturing on them at a low point in between sets.


Kalalau Trail | Kauai Hawaii

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Whether that is the abundance of mountain apples at Mile 4, the small campsite surrounded by mango trees after the hot and dry Mile 7, the small stream dotted with elephant ears at Mile 9, or the occasional egg fruit in Kalalau Valley. I found it very hard to find good information on the Internet about the trail. You’ve climbed to the highest point between Kee and Hanakapiai; about ft.

Unclear why AllTrails lists it as 9 miles each way kaallau definitely marked as 11 and certainly felt like Also, a portion of the Kalalau Trail is shown as a black line. In that case, I think the pigs had been rooting around the valley, which made the trail harder to see.

Hiking The Kalalau Trail – Kauai, HI

Crawlers ledge is not a big oalalau. Sometimes there is a rope tied across the river to help with crossings; however, the general rule is to not cross unless you are sure you can do so safely. This is a great place to fill-up on water, as it is the closest stream to the camp area but still a half mile away.

Also, the entire hike is covered on the USGS 1: But the views are awesome.

Chuck — thanks for the heads up on the Steripen. Make the most of your precious vacation time by being comfortable, safe, dry, and ready for anything that comes your way. Hanakoa Valley contains Hanakoa Falls and stream but the valley is a hanging valley with no access to the beach. Waterfalls and swift flowing streams continue to cut these narrow valleys while the sea carves cliffs at their mouths.



A photographic journey through the most magical place on Earth 0 Jamie VanBuhler is publishing a coffee table book of the. A vast array of verdant valleys, waterfalls, sea caves and gorgeous vistas lay ahead of you. I did have to manually recreate several points in the GPS track because the tree cover was too thick valley walls were too steep in spots for satellite reception.

Kalalau Trail

Of course, weather patterns can change, but I think unless there is an extended drought, Hanakapiai and Hanakoa will always be flowing. The hike is slow moving but well worth the detour. No body wants to see anyone get hurt. There are two designated camping areas along the Kalalau Trail. The last mile on our way out, was the most difficult section for the both of us.

They are very friendly and tame — and hungry. A good spot to cool off and relax, before heading inland for the next two miles. Kee Beach to Hanakapiaai Beach: Also, I just noticed that there are newer, clearer satellite images in Google Earth for parts of Kauai, including Kalalau valley. The trail is very dangerous. Bathrooms at the trailhead and the beach at 2 miles. So hungry that they inhaled my energy bars that had peanuts and not something a well fed cat would ever eat.

My friend and I did this in a single day, 14 hours total including a 1 hour break at Kalalau beach.