Kauais 90 miles of shoreline has more beaches per mile than any others in the hawaiian chain. There are many other extraordinary mustsee kauai beaches and attractions on the island. The hike to hanakapiai beach is by far one of the most beautiful trails in all hawaii. Kauai is a small volcanic islannatural wonders just waiting for you to. Tucked within a scenic cove on kalapaki beach one of hawaiis most breathtaking and beloved beaches marriotts kauai beach club invites you to an exotic kauai vacation. Download our hawaii map packet includes most major attractions, all. Occupying 552 square miles, kauai is circular in shape with lush, mountainous regions in its center and beaches covering almost half its shoreline. While the majority of kauai hiking trails and beaches are open to you, the highway is scheduled to reopen on may 20, and beaches beyond hanalei will be closed until sometime this summer. The kauai recreational trail map is available for purchase at the kauai. The view from the start of the kalalau trail on the way to hanakapiai beach. Kauai hike to hanakapiai beach the parrish collection kauai. Detailed kauai hiking trail maps that will guide you to each kauai trail head and provide you a general idea of where each hiking trail is located.
In the case of high water or heavy rains do not attempt to cross the river. Kalalau trail and hanakapiai beach are both closed due to landslides from the historic rains in april. Beautiful beach at the end of a two mile walk in on the kalalau trail. It is located two miles upstream from hanakapiai beach and four miles from the parking lot at kee beach. Stay on the trail and avoid disturbing the rock faces of these terraces. Where can i get a good trail map kauai forum tripadvisor. Read on to learn about special places to hike, explore, shop, or just lounge around on your vacation. Hanakapiai falls kauai 2020 what to know before you go. Our short video may inspire you to experience the first two miles of the kalalau trail on your next kauai vacation. The system to get into the park has changed you have to get a permit.
They located 37 people stranded on the far side of the stream and unable to cross during a high water event. The last time i hiked the kalalau trail, i took my gps to record the trail and make a map of it. One of kauais most popular dayhike destinations is beautiful hanakapiai beach. The parrish collection kauai hanakapiai beach on the.
If you are a visitor heading to any other stops except haena state park or haena beach park, you should purchase a hopon pass. Venture kauais na pali coast to hanakapiai beach and falls. Book your tickets online for hanakapiai falls, kauai. Along the rugged and magical north side of the island it dead ends at a beach, which marks the beginning of the na pali coast. To see it requires some effort because its an 8mile km hike roundtrip. If youre up to a short hike, secret beach in kilauea is a ten minute trail down to a threepart golden sand beach with fairly good swimming.
For those who wish to venture further inland, majestic hanakapiai falls lie. Hanakapiai beach geschlossen kauai, hawaii alltrails. People come from around the globe to hike this world famous, very rugged 11mile trail that hugs the steep cliffs of kauais napali coast hundreds of feet above the ocean. General information about hawaiis kalalau trail along the napali coast of kauai. Whether youre planning a trip to the garden isle, or youve already built your first sandcastle, these short descriptions of beauty and adventure are sure to serve you well.
The kalalau trail provides the only land access to the napali coast on kauai. Kauais interior is very mountainous with steep canyons and. We hiked the first section of the kalalau trail to. Hanakapiai beach danger kauai message board tripadvisor. This is available for a single oneway ride, or in day pass, week pass, or month pass durations that include unlimited onoff privileges. On the northwest corner of kauai you will find a small signpost indicating a trail for the napali coast hike. Named for a menehune princess, hanakapiai stream cascades hundreds of feet down jagged cliffs and tumbles into a pristine pool surrounded by lush foliage. On kauai there is really just one road that takes you around the island. Speaking of hiking partners, the whole reason i agreed to attempt the hanakapiai trail once more is because two of our friends from home have joined us in kauai and its only fair to show them as much of the island as possible. Im just trying to figure out which trails are closed. Please do not swim at hanakapiai beach kauai forum.
The first two miles of the napali coast trail is breathtaking. A mustdo kauai hike hanakapiai trail along the na pali coast click to tweet hanakapiai beach hike. On our final full day on this beautiful island, we decided to brave the kalalau trail to hanakapiai beach. As a general rule, the ocean is quite dangerous here with a nasty shore break and multiple cross currents and rip tides. You can get a wonderful feel for the trail and its fabulous views by hiking just the first two miles into hanakapiai beach and stream. Lihue, the east side coconut coast, the north shore, the south shore and the west side. The kalalau trail is a trail along the na pali coast of the island of kauai in the state of hawaii.
Can anyone tell me where i can purchase a good trail map for waimea once we get to. Hanakapiai beach is a secluded beach located on the picturesque na pali coast in kauai, hawaii. Hiking in kauai, hawaii on the kalalau trail to hanakapiai beach then on to hanakapiai falls on the napali coast was an epic, unforgettable experience. The kalalau valley trail is a 2mile hike upvalley over former kalo taro terraces with several stream crossings. Kauai hiking map kauai 1 kauai hiking trails 2 kauai hiking map mouseover and click on kauai hike icons to view individual hiking trails info and directions. Detailed kauai hiking trail maps that will guide you to each kauai trail head and provide you a general idea of. Explore kauai at your own pace with this audio tour app that uses gps to guide you to and around some of the islands top attractions. Kee beach to hanakapiai 2 miles the first two miles of the kalalau trail ends at hanakapiai beach. Named after the underwater corral features that make it a wonderland for snorkeling and for the surf formations beyond the reef that make it a favorite for surfing this beach is just downright spectacular. Maps, permits along with hunting and fishing information. The trail is very strenuous and runs approximately 11 miles 18 km along the islands north shore from ke. Im sorry if this has been asked before, but is the trail to hanakapiai falls open. To get there you must walk the first two miles of kalalau trail, which begins at kee beach.
Cross kalalau stream to the beach and the camping area. Hanalei bay has two miles of beach, but the waves can be roughsurfers and boogie boarders like it here. If you have any questions about a specific trail, want to receive additional information, or feel weve left out a. The first stop along the na pali coast hike is secluded and beautiful hanakapiai beach. Hanakapiai beach is the first main destination on the kalalau trail on kauai s na pali coast.
The trail traverses the hono o na pali natural area reserve in the small hanging valleys of hoolulu and waiahuakua before entering hanakoa valley. Hike to romantic hanakapiai valley and stand beneath the towering waterfall. Hanakapiai falls and beyond hanakapai is recommended for experienced hikers only. Kauai, hawaiis fourth largest island, is separated into five main regions. The hanakapiai valley is very deceiving and its fastmoving. More strenuous hiking begins as the steep switchback trail climbs 800 feet out of hanakapi. Hanakapiai beach is the first main destination on the kalalau trail on kauais na pali coast.
Kauai, hawaii hiking the kalalau trail to hanakapiai. A permit is required to hike this part of the trail whether or not you plan to camp. Hanakapiai falls is a waterfall on kauais na pali coast. Hike to romantic hanakapiai valley and stand beneath the. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Skip paying for a bus tour and make the most of your vacation time with the freedom to stop and go as you please. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and backpacking and is accessible yearround. Notice the sign just before descending to the beach which warns of the drownings at hanakapiai. Poipu beach park prince kuhio salt pond kekaha beach polihale na pali coast lumahai kee makua anini kauapea beach explorer swim at lifeguarded beaches ask lifeguards for safety and swimming tips. Although hanakapiai beach is indeed a dangerous swimming spot, most drownings and neardrownings in hanakapiai are in the river when people try to cross in water that is too fast and deep and they are swept away by flooding river waters. The scenic surroundings stand in stark contrast to the beach sign with a body count on it.776 1370 590 130 614 648 312 693 1086 106 1111 30 1370 111 183 1162 580 1211 1271 505 1240 393 1126 849 93 150 1442 2 897 1081 1236 855 73 1179 399 1227 400 46 942 1178