Its not that bad, but you do need to be cautious and bring plenty of water or water filter! Aloha We are coming to kauai to hike Napali Coast early October with our 6 & 8 year old children. What do you know about trail safety, drop-offs, etc. How far is Hanakoa falls from the beginning of this trail? Then again, if someone took younger children I should hope I could make it :-) If you hike / walk / run on a regular basis this hike is very doable in 1 day. We're very light campers and were wondering if it was cool to harvest the Taro to make poi. Thanks for the compliment Mitch and the interesting question.Also, how to get there without a car as we don't want to leave a rental car at the trailhead for 6 days. Hello, We're considering hiking the Kalalua Trail (entire hike) in November and are wondering what the conditions are typically like then. November can be nice but I know better than to predict conditions after 30 years on Kauai. I ran the trail in 2 hrs 16 minutes once and have hiked with a pack in 4 hours. Also if the Taro is relatively easy to find along the streams. Taro does grow wild down the Na Pali but I have never eaten Kalo from there.
Also, do you have any idea the general weather for that time of the year for hiking the trail? Yes - you should always attempt to get permits for camping.
The State DLNR does not make it easy, but at least you'll have a good story when the rangers check.
DLNR State Parks Fees and Permits Latest info about campsite closures from DLNR.
Read the latest article from The Garden Island Newspaper about funding for fixing the Kalalau trail.
My friends are hoping to do a one way hike from Kalalau beach in December via a zodiak charter.
A few years back Captain Zodiak would drop people off at Kalalau to hike out.in Hawaiian - is one of the most beautiful and remote areas on Kaua‘i.The strenuous eleven-mile Kalalau Trail winds along this rugged coastline, providing the only land access to legendary Kalalau Valley.Extreme inclines and declines throughout entire 11 miles. Loose rocks underfoot and from eroding cliffs above. I highly recommend going the entire distance in one day because the camping is MUCH better at Kalalalu.If you are afraid of heights and ledges you are not going to like miles 6.5 to 8! I've only hiked the first two miles in to Hanakapi'ai Beach and back and it was a fantastic hike! About 13.5 tough miles if you want to do a day hike (which I have and it's great).Hiking on Kauai any time of year is pretty much the same in terms of temperature. Light shorts and top that can get wet then dry multiple times during the day are the best.