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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Dogs are also able to use this trail. There is a lot of knowledge you need: Take two weeks if you need to. Panoramic view taril the Kalalau trail of the Kalalau Valley and beach. The thing that surprised me about the hike was how hard it was. We started the hike back to the parking lot leaving kalalau. It seems every time that I camp somewhere I decide that there was something that I should have done different to make my trip a little better.

In February a woman drowned while trying to cross Hanakapiai stream during a flash kalqlau. Just shy of kalzlau miles, the trail dips steeply downward through several switchbacks and you’ll soon find yourself at Hanakapiaai Stream. Many water sources, so use iodine. Several stream crossings but able to stay dry with balancing.


That might be recommended so you can look at the products and even try them out REI usually has demonstration models sitting out. This is where one of the three larger stream crossings is located and depending on conditions, can be tricky. An estimatedvisitors and residents use the spectacular trail each year. We recommend these Kalalau Trail tour professionals.

Permits are required to continue past this point of the Kalalau Trail and it also starts to becomes more overgrown and less maintained from here.

The main difficulties are: Hawaii Hiking Gear shop now. Some people prefer to break up the hike into two days and camp at Hanakoa, which is the half-way point along the trail. teail

Hiking The Kalalau Trail – Kauai, HI

Make mal most of your precious vacation time by being comfortable, safe, dry, and ready for anything that comes your way. It gets extremely crowded later on. Every stream valley and every ridge has it’s own personality and the more your hike this trail, the better you are getting to know an old friend.

You can see them in another article http: Click to see wider graph:. We didn’t have trekking poles but really missed them when trying to keep from sliding off a muddy cliff.

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Please note this is an additional 2 miles 4 miles round trip not included on the Kalalau Trail. No body wants to see anyone get hurt. This is the most noted and feared section of the trail. Of course, if you grew up hiking to Kalalau and back, then it is a nice trial to take a break and have a snack just make sure that there are no oalalau goats crossing above you, as rock fall from goats can be quite dangerous.


The pali, or cliffs, provide a rugged grandeur of deep, narrow valleys ending abruptly at the sea. Searched the web for a while before I found your excellent site. If you do not agree with any part of these terms and conditions, you should not use this website. Slippery exposed rocksincluding crawlers ledge, can become trali and un-passable.

If you would like to advertise or become a contributor one-time or on-going on KalalauTrail. The authorized camping areas along the trail do not have tables or drinking water. The trail can be steep and rocky in places, but trust us – it’s the climb you’ll notice most.

The hike heads up and along the edge of the hills, very close to the ocean. If they could do that, smart phones would be very usable in place of dedicated GPS devices for hiking.

Hiking along the Napali Coast is awe inspiring and I wish everybody could experience it for themselves. It is generally described as 11 miles, but the mile-marker is just over a half-mile from kalxlau end of the trail.