Kalalau Trail, Hiking the NaPali Coast

Kalalau Trail, Hiking the NaPali Coast

One of the things we did while in Kauai was hike the Na Pali coast. The trail is known as the Kalalau trail and is 11 miles long. We hiked to Hanakapi’ai beach which is only the first 2 miles in, 2 miles out. The trail is a lot of switchbacks and very “up & down” (hundreds of feet). Most of it was muddy and at some points when the trail peaked out from the valleys it was very windy. It rained off and on but felt nice to cool off a little. I just have to gloat for a moment and say that I’m so insanely proud of Aiden. He hiked all 4 miles without a complaint. He only mentioned being tired once and that was after we got all the way back to the parking lot.

We started at around 11AM at Ke’e beach and started up the trail. Almost immediately we were rewarded with this view:

Kalalau Trail, Hiking the NaPali Coast

Onward we hiked…

Kalalau Trail, Hiking the NaPali Coast

Hiking the NaPali Coast

Hiking the NaPali Coast

Stopped for a short break…

Hiking the NaPali Coast

Hiking the NaPali Coast

Then Hanakapi’ai beach graced us with her gorgeous presence…

Kalalau Trail, Hiking the NaPali Coast

After crossing a small-ish stream we were there!

Hiking the NaPali Coast

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