The Kalalau Trail is a trail along Nā Pali Coast of the island of Kauai in the state of Hawaii. The trail runs approximately 11 miles (18 km) along the island’s north. The last time I hiked the Kalalau Trail, I took my GPS to record the trail and make a map of it. If you have Google Earth installed, click this link to. One of the best hikes on Kauai, the Kalalau Trail is an mile trek located on the famous NaPali Coast on the Kalalau Trail Elevation Map.

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Hi, Do you know if this map is available for downloading to my Garmin Forerunner ? If you are doing a day hike past Hanakapiai, this a good place to turn back and head for the trailhead. If I could rate it higher than 5 stars I would.

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Hiking along the Napali Coast is awe inspiring and I wish everybody could experience it for tril. My friend and I did this in a single day, 14 hours total including a 1 kalalzu break at Kalalau beach. That might be recommended so you can look at the products and even try them out REI usually has demonstration models sitting out.

Heavy rains can even close the trail amp time-to-time for a couple hours or even a couple days. This is also where the second larger stream crossing is located.


Permits are currently not for sale. The authorized camping areas along the trail do not have tables or drinking water. It can be harder than trails of similar length and elevation gain in the mountains, even without the altitude factor.

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I think all I would need is the. I contacted them to see if there. A similar foot trail taril earlier Hawaiian settlements along the coastline. Permits are required to camp. From 8 mile, it is only 2 more miles to Kalalau Beach. Wish we had brought backpacking gear to do the whole thing!

You should also be ready in case there are gusts of wind, but otherwise it is not difficult.

Kalalau Trail Map – specifically Hanakapi’ai Valley – Picture of Kalalau Trail, Kauai – TripAdvisor

I made these maps for my own enjoyment, and to help people plan their own hikes. I can’t recommend it for those who kalalak in good shape.

Shoes take on water early and you’ll be sloshing around all day -we carried all of our water in, next time I’d bring a filter or tablets to grab water on the way -you can leave your stuff anywhere on the beach at Kalalau. Kauai Hiking Trails learn more. Make sure to bring a hammock.

If you know of any sites or ways for me to trai, someone else taking the trail on that day I would really be truely greatful. Parts of the trail here can be steep, so use caution. Crawlers ledge was also a little wet and slick when we hiked that section but we pounded the mud off our shoes and used caution and we made the crossing. Click to see wider graph:.


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Hanakapiai Beach learn more. Visit our Shop page to check out our collection of T-shirts, Hats and Patches that we have available. To reach the trailhead, take Hwy.

Permits can get reserved quickly but we only requested ours about 6 months before. Please note this is an additional 2 miles 4 miles round trip not included on the Kalalau Tail.

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If you make a newer one, please share it as well. Hello Andy, I just want to thank you for the maps you provided, especially the altitude map. Miles 3 and 4 ascend into a couple smaller valleys and eventually hike to the Hanakoa camp.