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. They estimate a half of million visitors use at least part of the trail every year. They released a statement on the new video release.
The six-minute-long video, produced by DLNR in cooperation with the Kauai County Fire Department and Civil Defense Agency, highlights some of the challenges hikers might face on the Kalalau Trail. It focuses on the first two miles of the hike to Hanakapiai Stream, which is the length the majority of hikers make. A state permit is required to traverse beyond Hanakapiai Stream or Hanakapiai Falls. The entire trail is 11 miles long and those wanting to go beyond Hanakapiai can obtain permits from the Division of State Parks.