A friend of mine borrowed my GoPro Hero3 and shot her adventure in Hawaii, including her hike through the Kalalau Trail. I decided to take all that 10 day video and try to sum it up in 3 and 1/2 minutes !! I hope I did it justice and I hope you enjoy !!
This is one of the best trails I have ever been on.
The Kauai Fire Department completed a major two-day rescue of 121 stranded hikers from Hanakapiai along the Kalalau Trail.
This waterfall is at the end of the 4-mile (one-way) day hike on Kaua'i where you go down 2 miles of the Na Pali Coast, and then you follow a valley away from the ocean up a stream, which you cross many times until you find this waterfall at the head of the valley, after 2 more miles. It's pretty hard to get lost, but it's easy to fall in the muddy rainy season. As you can see, it's a popular hike... and well worth it.
Guide to the Kalalau Trail (Na Pali Coast) A video to demonstrate the beauty and magic of the Kalalau Trail
This was a bucket list trail for several of us on this run. We had tried to run the trail the year before, but the whole park was closed down as there was an incident where a local pushed a Japanese tourist off a cliff. We returned this year just to run the trail.
This is known as the hardest and most dangerous part of the 11 mile Kalalau trail.
Greg explores the scenic Kalalau Trail on the Napali Coast of Kauai. His adventure starts out as a solo hike but becomes a journey shared by fellow hikers as they enter the remote Kalalau Valley.
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.