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March 13, 2020

Difficulty: INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED

Time: 2-4 DAYS

Distance: 22+ MILES

Elevation Gain: 5000 FEET

Foot Traffic: HIGH

Challenges: Stream Crossings, Narrow Ridges w/Steep Dropoffs, Possible Heavy Rains/Flash Floods, Uneven and slippery footing

What to Bring: Full Backpacking Gear

Sights: Napali Coast, Hanakoa Falls, Kalalau Beach

The Kalalau Trail truly is a bucket list hike. Lush green rainforest, colorful and prominent mountain ridges, and the sound of ocea...

May 23, 2019

Difficulty: BEGINNER

Time: ~1 HOUR

Distance: 0.8 MILES

Elevation Gain: 100 FEET

Foot Traffic: HIGH

Challenges: Parking, Slippery and Uneven footing, Dangerous Surf

Sights: Tidepools, Turtles

What to Bring: Shoes with good grip, Swimsuit and towel

If you find yourself in the northern part of Kaua'i, a trek to Queen's Bath is a must do. Getting to the "bath" requires a short hike from a Princeville neighborhood to the coastline, but watch your step! The hi...

May 22, 2019

The Nā Pali Coast is probably the most well known and iconic area on Hawaii's oldest island of Kaua'i. 16 miles of jaw dropping coastline featuring gorgeous beaches, waterfalls, sea caves, and colorful mountain ridges. The real challenge is deciding how to experience this wonder. You can view it by air with a helicopter flight, by land with a backpacking trip, or by the sea with a boat tour. Which ever option choose, I'm sure you will be equally...

May 22, 2019

Difficulty: BEGINNER-INTERMEDIATE

Time: 1-2 HOURS

Distance: 2.4 MILES

Elevation Gain: 450 FEET

Foot Traffic: HIGH

Challenges: Some muddy and slippery scrambles, Uneven Footing, Socked in Views

Sights: Napali Coast!

What to Bring: Water

Located at the end of Koke'e State Park, this short trail leads you to the Pihea Overlook, the highest rimpoint in the Kalalau Valley, which gives you some magnificent Napali Coast Views... if you aren't socked in by the c...

May 20, 2019

Difficulty: BEGINNER

Time: 1-2 HOURS

Distance: 4 MILES

Elevation Gain: 500 FEET

Foot Traffic: MODERATE

Challenges: Could be muddy

Sights: Mountains, trees, valleys oh my!

What to Bring: Water

Located near Kapa'a, the Kuilau Ridge Trail is a nice gradual ridge that ends at a beautiful lookout overlooking the surrounding valley, Mount Wai'ale'ale, and the Makaleha Mountain Range. Throughout your journey, you will be surrounded by lush green foliage and mas...

May 20, 2019

Difficulty: BEGINNER-INTERMEDIATE

Time: 1-2 HOURS

Distance: 3 MILES

Elevation Gain: 600 FEET

Foot Traffic: MODERATE

Challenges: A few minor scrambles, Can be muddy

Sights: Coastline, Makaleha Mountains

What to Bring: Water

A conveniently located hike in eastern Kaua'i, the hike up to the Sleeping Giant Summit gives you a lot of bang for your buck-- a fun, relatively easy hike with fantastic views. There are three ways to reach the summit-- Nounou East, N...

January 21, 2019

Difficulty: INTERMEDIATE

Time: 2-4 HOURS

Distance: 4 MILES

Elevation Gain: 2000 FEET 

Foot Traffic: MODERATE

Challenges: Some steep and potentially slippery descents, Mostly shadeless

Sights: Waimea Canyon

What to Bring: Water, Snack, Sunscreen

Located on the island of Kaua'i, the Kukui Trail allows you to experience the full grandeur of the "The Grand Canyon of the Pacific," taking you from the top of Waimea Canyon all the way to the valley floor. That...

January 20, 2019

Difficulty: INTERMEDIATE

Time: 2-4 HOURS

Distance: 4.5 MILES

Elevation Gain: 1500 FEET

Foot Traffic: LOW

Challenges: Likely muddy, Some overgrown sections

Views: Na Pali Coast, Ni'ihau

What to Bring: Snack, Water

Honopu Ridge is a stunning hike located on the island of Kauai in Koke'e State Park. This hike may not seem like much initially as you slowly descend the ridge towards the ocean, making your way through the trees and mud, but the end is where th...

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