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Is the Kalalau Trail open today?

One of the most common questions asked is “Is the trail open today?” or “Will the trail re-open by tomorrow?” Trail closures are controlled by the State of Hawaii, Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR).   There are two main types

Places you need to visit according to National Geographic

  National Geographic recently posted an article by Maryellen Kennedy Duckett naming Kauai’s jaw-dropping views of the Na Pali Coast as one of the Best Trips of 2017.  For those of you who have been there, this is not a

A photographic journey through the most magical place on Earth

Jamie VanBuhler is publishing a coffee table book of the Kalalau Valley.  A photographic journey through the most magical place on earth! INTO THE VALLEY: Where Everything is Connected is a journey that takes you to a sacred, ancient, breathtaking

Top Reasons You NEED to Experience Kalalau Trail

Stretching for a total of 11 miles and perfectly sandwiched between the Pacific Ocean and the towering cliffs of the Na Pali Coast where lush greenery, roaring waterfalls, and heavy streams await, the Kalalau Trail is undoubtedly one of the

One Arrested, 70 Cited, & Tons of Trash Airlifted Out

If you plan to visit Kalalau, please plan ahead, get a permit and hike out all of your trash.  Yesterday, the DLNR along with a combined law enforcement team, ticketed almost 70 people who didn’t have permits and there was

DLNR Produces New Kalalau Trail Safety Video

The Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) has produced a new safety video designed for visitors of the Na Pali Coast State Wilderness Park's Kalalau Trail. The video was designed to inform hikers about hike preparation and the risks of the trail.

Haena visitors limited to 900 people a day?

Hawaii's Department of Land and Natural Resources recently sent out the following press release: limit the number of people who enter the park to 900 a day

Kauai’s Kalalau Trail: Rain or Shine

Most of the dousing occurs December through March, which creates a generally pessimistic aura on travel websites regarding outdoor recreation on this sopping Eden during the off-season. But as seasoned off-season travelers know, where there be weather, there be adventure. And what better place to find adventure than Jurassic Park?

Want to visit Kalalau? Plan ahead. Get a Permit.

I often get emails from people around the world telling me that they planned a trip to Hawaii to hike the Kalalau Trail and they just found out that there are no permits available. They usually ask questions like: Can I be put on a waiting list? Will more permits be issued at a later time?

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