Na Pali Coast

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Hanalei Bay

Literally translated as “the cliffs,” Na Pali offers some of the most dramatic scenery in all of Hawaii. Boating and hiking are the ways to explore the 15-mile long Na Pali Coast State Park. Day hiking to Hanakapi'ai. Temporary restrooms at camping areas. Overnight camping by permit only.

Things To Do
  • Swimming
  • Sailing
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Paddling
  • Family days
Hiking new

Check out our Kauai hiking guides for Hanakapiai trail & Kalalau trail

Cool Because

The remote, rugged Na Pali Coast is like no other place on earth.

Hazards

Extremely strong currents. High cliffs and slippery hiking. Dangerous shorebreak. No rescue support due to remote location.

Topography

15 miles of rugged, steep cliffs with remote sand beaches.

Not Good For

Surfing due to difficult access and limit rescue support.

Preservation

Na Pali is, home to countless cultural and archaeological sites, threatened native ecosystems, and many known and yet to be discovered endangered species. With an annual budget of just $25.93 per acre to maintain the park, the State Parks Division has their hands full. Learn more about how you can help preserve this natural resource by visiting Na Pali Coast Ohana.

Surf Forecast

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