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Kalalau Trail, Kauai

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Even the most adventurous hikers find the 18 km (11 mi) Kalalau Trail to be a challenge, a tremendously rewarding one. It has been noted as one of the most dangerous hikes in the United States--be sure to bring hiking poles with you. Average hikers need about two days to complete the trail. Expect steep drop-offs and a path as narrow as one foot. Don't cross streams if the water level is too high, and know that mudslides can be deadly. Plan to bring survival gear; water from the sources along the way must be purified to drink. You'll need to obtain a permit in order to camp at one of two designated sites. Don't let this place's beauty distract you from your own safety. To visit Kalalau Trail and other attractions in Haena, use our Haena online trip itinerary planner.
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  • never mind the previous post. The trek is arduous yes so if you are not into that then do not go. The rewards is an incredible trek with 5 star views. You will come back tired and with some bug...  more »
  • This is one of the most memorable hikes anywhere. Do some preparation online. Parking is a problem, so take the shuttle. From the shuttle its 0.5 easy miles the trailhead. The first 2 miles are...  more »

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