This is the most dangerous part (mile 7 of 11) of the Kalalau trail in Kauai! We were all scared. It was all worth it because Kalalau Valley is full of awesome!
The Kalalau Trail provides the only land access to this part of the rugged coast. The trail traverses 5 valleys before ending at Kalalau Beach where it is blocked by sheer, fluted pali. The 11-mile trail is graded but almost never level as it crosses above towering sea cliffs and through lush valleys. The trail drops to sea level at the beaches of Hanakapi'ai and Kalalau.