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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Kaallau cannot wait to go back. Nice to get out early but also be sure to catch some views post noon on the way back, as the light changes and water turns a beautiful azure blue. Your email address will not be published. The trail traverses 5 valleys before ending at Kalalau Beach where it is blocked by sheer, fluted pali.

I know that can change but just do what the signs say. Wild goats are often seen along the trail route. I can’t recommend it for those who aren’t in good shape. R theme designed by varometro. Na Pali Region A. The use of this website is your expressly conditioned acceptance of the terms, conditions, and disclaimers found within our Disclaimer of Warranty and Limitation of Liability page without any modifications.


Long legs are a bonus here, as well as excellent grip on your hiking boots. I made these maps for my own enjoyment, and to help people plan their own hikes.

Na Pali Coast (Kalalau) Trail [CLOSED]

The shelters are within a complex of old agricultural terraces where Hawaiians once planted taro. Hanalei has a strong signal, but then you go around some ridges, and the signal drops. So you get the maps for the area you will be hiking before you leave home tral cell range. Is the Kalalau Trail open today? Retrieved from ” https: Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Parts of the trail here can be steep, so use caution. I first visited Kalalau in the year There is guava every where. There are places right before and a mile after where the trail is on an eroded dirt slope, which is actually more dangerous.

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The trail crosses the stream well back in the valley, therefore there is no shoreline access at Hanakoa. You must stay hydrated, especially when hiking a strenuous trail like this with warm temperatures, exposed sections with intense sun, and humidity. Likewise, undertaking such teail adventure is best done if you have previous experience in these types of endeavors. I’ve done this hike 4 times.

Hoolulu means “the sheltering place,” so named for the sea cave far below which was used to shelter voyaging canoes in ancient times. You climb up the steep hillside for about a mile and then around mile 9 you hike down an even steeper section to the coast.


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. I hope you find the Kalalau Trail site useful. Kalepa Ridge Trail learn more. A good spot to cool off and relax, trxil heading inland for the next two miles.

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Head up the stream to the right, and follow the trail all the way to Hanakapi’ai falls. But further towards the end of the road and on the Kalalau trail, there is no cell phone service. And unfortunately, you cannot put the phone in airplane mode to save power, because that disables the GPS as well. A fatality occurred in June at Kalalau Beach campsite when a year-old woman fell to her death near the beach waterfall.

Kauai Hiking Kala,au visit site. Then book a helicopter tour for a spectacular view of the lush green Garden Isle below.