Photos of the Kalalau Trail

The Kalalau Trail along the Na Pali coast of Kauai is an incredible hiking experience that everyone should try and do at least once.  Check out the pictures to get some inspiration and do the hike yourself!

The Trail
The Trail
Kalalau Trail Sea Cliffs
Where the mountains meet the ocean
Edge of a Na Pali Cliff
Tip of the world
Hanakapiai stream crossing above the beach
Hanakapiai Stream
Na Pali Fluted Cliff
Looking Up
Na Pali Coast Mountains
Those Valleys Tho
Kalalau Beach sunset
Sunset from Kalalau Beach
Fluted cliffs of the Na Pali Coast
Looking up at the fluted cliffs
Kalalau Trail wild goats
Wild goats along the trail
Kalalau Beach empty wave
No crowds in the surf out here
Kalalau Beach with rocks
The rocky side of Kalalau Beach
Na Pali Coast Waterfall
Waterfall in the cliffs
Bottom of a Na Pali coast cliff
Where the cliff meets the sea
Morning Yoga at Kalalau Beach
Yoga on an empty beach in the morning
Fluted cliffs of the Na Pali Coast
Na Pali Cliffs
Kalalau Trail
The Kalalau trail leading out of the valley and back to civilization
Amazing Na Pali Coast sunset from Kalalau Beach
Surreal Kalalau Beach Sunset


Check out the write up over at Unreal Hawaii for more details about equipment and the hike Here.

Before hiking past Hanakapi’ai Beach, you will need to get backpacking permits from the Hawaii DLNR.  You can order the permits Here.  The DLNR website also has a ton of great information on how to prepare and what to expect on the hike.

During the summer, it’s also popular to kayak the 11 mile coastline to Kalalau Beach instead of doing the hike.  This is only possible during the summer months when the ocean is calm.  There are many kayak rental options but I’ve heard lots of good things about Na Pali Kayak.


Let us know in the comments if you have questions about the hike!


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