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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Permits are currently not for sale. Hi, Do you know if this map is available for downloading to my Garmin Forerunner ? Kauai Hiking Maps Kauai. Most of the reviews and you tube videos are pretty misleading about the dangers.

Also, the entire hike is covered on the USGS 1: Book Your Hawaii Trip This may take a second or two. Used it on my in-and-out to Kalalau and back yesterday. Took 4 hrs 40 minutes to Kalalau with no stops other than the occasional breather.

Swimming or wading can be dangerous, however, and is not recommended. Any bookstore should have a book about backpacking, something where you can learn about equipment and planning.

We didn’t have trekking poles but really missed them when trying to keep from sliding off a muddy cliff. For most backpackers in good condition hiking the 11 miles will take a full day.

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You’re well on your way down to Hanakapiaai Beach now, and be sure to enjoy the trek down – it’s mostly uphill on the way back. It is a narrow part of the trail, and yes mxp is above a steep not vertical slope down to the water.

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Sure you will go through your ups and downs kalalua, but you know that in the end that land will always be there and will always provide you with what you need. If you make a newer one, please share it as well.

They aren’t the harmless oasises that they usually are, but rather they become dangerous, sucking torrents of water that can injure or imperil hikers. After a long hike in, set up Camp, brought some whiskey down to the beach for sunset and while the sun was setting I proposed to my best friend.

Begin planning your Hawaii trip If you can’t or don’t want to day hike to Hanakapiai Beach, at least try to make it to this overlook one-mile round trip. Facilities include a composting toilet and two roofed shelters. Pihea Trail learn more.

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Watering hole at the end is a must! The Kalalau Trail provides the only land access to this part of the rugged coast. We are average backpackers having backpacked Grand Canyon twice.

Also, plan for rain even if not explicitly forecasted. I feel like people make a big deal about that stuff more to seem extreme or daring than to warn people. The trail has been named one of the most beautiful, and dangerous, hikes in the world.

This is a fairly strenuous hike. But the most impressive part narrowest above steepest slope is on solid rock with excellent footing, so unless you suffer from actual vertigo real fear of heightsit is doable. Red Hill is the gateway to Kalalau, a large cinder cone guarding the entrance. Hanakoa To Kalalau Beach 5 miles. Started out rather easy, however,trail became a bit tough as we hiked towards the falls.

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Please do not place yourself at risk by walking on boulders that are wet with sea water – if the boulders are wet it means that the waves come up that high. Please note this is an additional 2 miles 4 miles round trip not included on the Kalalau Trail.

Kalalau Trail Map – specifically Hanakapi’ai Valley – Picture of Kalalau Trail, Kauai

On April 6,the Kauai County Fire Department had to rescue hikers over a two-day period when several streams became impassable because of heavy rain. Want to visit Kalalau? The water at Hanakapiai is usually clear and ankle-knee deep with enough rocks visible above the surface to rock-hop across.

I often get emails from people around the world telling me that they planned a trip to Hawaii to hike the Kalalau Trail and they just found out that there are no permits available. Waterfalls and swift flowing streams continue to cut these narrow valleys while the sea carves cliffs at their mouths.

Infrequent widespread storms cause flash floods.

From 8 mile, it is only 2 more miles to Kalalau Beach. Here are the links:. Your email address will not be published. I contacted them to see if there.