Carla Herreria wrote a recent article for the Huffington Post about the Kalalau Trail.  She appropriately titled the article: The Kalalau Trail Is Hands Down The Most Incredible Hike In America.

If you’re looking for the most epic hike in America, get ready to pack your bags and head far, far west.

The Kalalau Trail on the Hawaiian island of Kauai weaves through one of the world’s most famous natural wonders, the Na Pali coast. With 180-degrees of the electric blue Pacific, majestic ridges and unspoiled beaches, every inch of this tropical trail boasts epic views.

The Kalalau Trail is a 22-mile roundtrip hike that zigzags through five lush valleys, unpredictable streams and along tiny footpaths that scale steep sea cliffs.

It’s by no means a beginner’s endeavor, but with the right training and preparation, the end reward — completely isolated beaches, dramatic mountains and seaside caves — is definitely worth the arduous trek.

Her article includes information and several photos of the trail.  You can read the whole article on the Huffington Post website: