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.  The roads may open in May 2019 with the trail opening shortly after in June 2019.  This is just an estimate and it may change.


Here are some answers to frequently asked questions:



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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