Hike the Kalalau Trail

Na Pali Coast, Hawaii

This 11 mile (18 km) trail is known for its strenuous uphill climbs. Most people split the hike into two days, camping out at the beach in Hanakoa Valley or Kalalau Beach, but other more fit hikers complete the entire round trip hike all in a day. It is important to get a permit if you do camp since rangers are cracking down on the number of “squatters” that reside there. From Hanakoa you can hike another 1/2 mile to the magnificent Falls. The rising of the water at the stream crossings can be a potential hazard, as well as the narrow but level “crawler’s ledge” at mile 7.

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