The Kalalau Trail is still closed

The Kalalau Trail has been closed since April 2018 due to flood damage affecting the Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park as well as the highway and bridges which are normally used to access the park.  The whole trail is closed to all visitors.  Repairs to the damaged roads and trail are in process and expected to last at least into January of 2019 and possibly through well into 2019.

During the closure, permits to hike the trail are not for sale. Refunds can be requested if you already have permits.

Here are some answers to frequently asked questions:

Q – I am visiting Kauai in April 2019 and my life long dream is to hike the Kalalau Trail.  Do you think it will be open by then?

A – There is no way to know at this point if the trail will be open or closed.


Q – Is the first 2-miles of the trail open?

A – No, the whole trail is inaccessible.


Q – Can I boat into Kalalau Beach?

A – No, the whole trail is closed.  Accessing the beach via boat is illegal.


Q – Is there another way to see the Nāpali Coast?

A – Yes, you can view Kalalau via helicopter tour, boat tour or from above at Kalalau Lookout.


Q – Is there another trail as amazing as the Kalalau Trail on Kauai that I can do instead?

A – No.  There are other hiking trails but nothing that compares to the Kalalau Trail.


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