15 years ago it wasn’t easy to find reliable information, let alone photos and/or videos about Kalalau online. That’s the main reason that I started this site back in 2002. I wanted it to be easier to find trail information for others than it was for me. Now days, with modern technology, it seems there’s a never ending supply of new photos and videos popping up.
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.
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.