Kalalau Trail CLOSED

December 2018 Update: Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park (including the Kalalau Trail) on Kauai are still closed due to flood damage as well as the highway and bridges which access the parks. This includes the first two miles of the trail.  The whole trail is inaccessible & closed for hikers and/or kayakers. Repairs to the damaged roads and trail are in process and expected to last at least into January of 2019.  With additional storms events (Lane, Olivia), and additional damage discovered as they do repairs has caused a reevaluation of the repair time.  The roads and trail could be closed into mid-2019. 

Permits are currently not for sale. If you have permits, refunds are available through the parks department. 

Additional Information will be posted when we know more.

The Kalalau Trail is an 11 mile trail that leads from Ke’e Beach to Kalalau Beach along the Na Pali Coast on the island of Kauai in Hawaii. This website has information and media that will help you plan your outing to the secluded Kalalau Beach and/or Kalalau Valley. The Kalalau Trail is part of the Hawaii State Parks system.

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.

Kalalau Trail Camping

Camping is only allowed at Hanakoa or Kalalau. Camping is not allowed anywhere else along the trail or at the trail head. Permits are required to camp. As of March 1, 2015, You can hike all the way to Hanakapi’ai and up to Hanakapi’ai Falls as a day hike without a permit.  Permits are required to hike past Hanakapi’ai even if you don’t plan to camp. The authorized camping areas along the trail do not have tables or drinking water. Composting toilets are available at Hanakapi’ai, Hanakoa, and Kalalau. All camping areas are located on shaded terraces near streams.  Visit our Trail Information page to view a map of the trail to help plan your trip.

Kalalau Trail Website

This KalalauTrail.com website is primarily designed to provide general Information about the Kalalau Trail and surrounding areas. You can find information on how to obtain Permits, Health & Safety concerns on the trail, Hunting & Fishing information and Frequently Asked Questions.


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