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Address: Kauai, HI
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Kauai's hiking trail along the Na Pali coast.

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Great family hike

Beautiful! We had a blast and enjoyed the view. First 1/2 mile is all up hill and can be slick & rocky. Bring water and wear comfy shoes.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful! We had a blast and enjoyed the view. First 1/2 mile is all up hill and can be slick & rocky. Bring water and wear comfy shoes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you can choose a dry sunny day, grab your most sturdy shoes, lots of bottle water, a snack (Google: Sushi Girl) and set out for an amazing hike! The first few miles are the toughest with slippery rocks, steep inclines, and tight single-track. But you'll be rewarded with amazing views of the beach below and the coastline

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Boise, ID
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The trail provided great views. The day we went it was pretty rainy on and off so the trail was pretty muddy and slick in spots. We only went to Hanakapi'ai Beach, but it was still nice. Make sure you get there pretty early because it gets busy and parking can be a challenge.

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Vancouver, WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful hike, but choose a good day. During heavy rains, the highway to the trail was closed at Hanalei Bridge due to flooding.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When in Kauai, HI make sure to do the Kalalau Trail if you're up for the challenge. The trail is 11 miles of fairly rough, steep terrain (rocks, tree roots and red soil). Take a walking stick (usually left at the start of the trail). Beautiful lookout points along the way. Take water and wear hiking shoes and sunscreen. Slippery... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are able, the Kalalau Trail is a must do adventure! Please be aware that the 8 mile round trip hike to the Hanakapi'ai Falls can be very dangerous. The first two miles to the beach are ok for average trail goers, but the remaining two miles to the falls is dangerous, slippery, and exciting as well! That being... More 

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went the first quarter mile to say we experienced this top rated trail. There we to photos of Ke'e Beach and surrounding area. Wonderviews of the coast. .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most gorgeous hikes I have ever done. Beautiful scenery, well maintained hiking path. Hike is little challenging up hill, but it is worth every step. We did 4 miles, 8 miles round trip.

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iowa, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Trail was extremely muddy in December. Lots of mud, slippery clay style. Lots of up and downs and rocks. Takes longer than you think by the distance. One stream crossing to get to the beach. Trekking poles are helpful. Only hiked to the beach.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did the 4 mile hike to the waterfalls. The views of the coast on the first 2 miles to the beach are amazing. I was grateful to have my hiking poles for the first 2 miles but many also do fine without. The last 2 miles to the waterfall include many river/creek crossings and changed into water shoes but... More 

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