Photo by Wasabi
This beginning section of the Kalalau trail brings you to Hanakapi`ai beach (2 miles in) with the option to hike an additional 2 miles up Hanakapi`ai Valley to the falls. Remote and beautiful, this Na Pali hike is gorgeous but challenging. No water. Composting toilets.
CAMPING AT HANAKAPI‘AI IS CLOSED, INDEFINITELY.
Questions? Call the DLNR for more info: (808) 274-3444
Hawaii DLNR Main (info may not be current).
Things To Bring
- Water filter
- Sun Protection
- First aid
- Appropriate footwear
You get a river, a beach and a waterfall in an ancient pristine valley
Trail begins at Ke`e Beach traveling along high ocean-side cliffs. Narrow path passes in and out of several valleys with steep inclines and declines. Trail conditions may range from muddy puddles to dry, crumbly rock. Path leads to Hanakapi`ai beach with option to follow along Hanakapi`ai river to waterfall that drops into large, deep pool.
Not Good For
Those that do not have strong endurance and are not in good physical condition.
Extreme inclines and declines on uneven, narrow footpath on high cliffs. Loose rocks underfoot and from eroding cliffs above. Trail is slippery when muddy. Strong sun, little shade. Heavy backpacks can cause overexertion. Filter all water. Strong currents and flash flooding can occur at the river. Dangerous shorebreak and riptides at Hanakapi`ai beach - use extreme caution.
4 Miles (one-way)
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