Kapaa, HI 96746
Originally built in the 1800s (with some parts rebuilt in the 1930s) the Kalalau Trail crosses five valleys and ends at Kalalau Beach. Hikers will see a lush landscape while travelling through the valleys, as well as well as tall cliffs aligning the ocean.
The Kalalau Trail is 11 miles long and takes about a day to traverse. The first couple of miles from Ha’ena State Park to Hanakapi’ai Beach are good day hike. However, completing the entire trail is recommended for experienced hikers.
Given the amount of time that the hike takes (all day, for just one way), you must have a camping permit (beyond Hanakapi’ai Valley), if you want to do the entire hike.
If you’re not in the mood for hiking, local companies offer tours via helicopter and boat.