Those that do not have strong endurance and in good physical condition. Dangerous shorebreak and riptides at Hanakapi`ai and Kalalau. The Explorer's Guide to Kauai answers all the frequently asked questions from the discussions on this website, including the questions you didn't know to ask.
Rated a '9' out of '10' in degrees of difficulty by the Sierra Club. Plus, there's detailed Kauai vacation maps and neighborhood info... A tough hike but arguably one of the best in Hawaii.
DLNR State Parks Fees and Permits Latest info about campsite closures from DLNR.Read the latest article from The Garden Island Newspaper about funding for fixing the Kalalau trail.Also, do you have any idea the general weather for that time of the year for hiking the trail? Yes - you should always attempt to get permits for camping.The State DLNR does not make it easy, but at least you'll have a good story when the rangers check.I've written up some advice about this hike here: The most amazing hike i've done. Watch out during rains or for any sudden change in stream level. Is it possible to make it to Kalalau by nightfall if we start early in the morning? I noticed someone mentioned taking young children - is this advisable?
I live on kauai, and a freind and I did this hike in and out in one day... I've seen many tourist (and locals) get stranded for a few days on the opposite sides of some of the rivers here (DO NOT TRY CROSSING IF YOU AT ALL DOUBT THE CONDITIONS) there have been many fatal accidents on this stretch of coastline. just bring enouph water and make sure you hit it during dry weather. I don't think I can make the entire 11-mile hike however, I would like to see Hanakoa falls. We're not planning to bring kids but the information on "narrow trails at great heights" and loose rocks makes me nervous.The difficulty of this trail and remote location of Kalalau Valley make this a pristine nature experience off the beaten trail.Some say that Na Pali is one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world.in Hawaiian - is one of the most beautiful and remote areas on Kaua‘i.The strenuous eleven-mile Kalalau Trail winds along this rugged coastline, providing the only land access to legendary Kalalau Valley.When it rains - and it can rain very hard at times - no shell will keep you dry and comfortable inside.