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It's a tough hike. I thought it was going to be like Kuliouou and it was, at first. There are a lot of stairs at the end, a lot of mud, and some rope you have to use. We kept thinking we were at the top only to find it kept going. Once you reach the radio tower, it's almost done, just keep going.
Wear good shoes, bring snacks and water, and take it easy.
This ocean front beach walk in Wailea is my favorite early morning walk. Start before dawn (easy if you've just come from the mainland and are jet lagged) and watch the sun come up over Haleakala. A Smoothie stand in the middle is a great place for a break. Look for turtles in the rocky areas just off shore. Several beach access points provide parking, showers, and bathrooms.
Ryan B. on Canyon Trail to Waipoo Falls
Very beautiful, wonderful views of the canyon. Mud was a bit slippery so be aware of that.
Ryan B. on Russian Fort Elizabeth State Park
Dirty, rough road with very little appeal
Ryan B. on Shipwreck Beach Keoniloa Bay
Wonderful views, easy stroll along the cliffs.
Hiked this in two days and camped overnight at Kalalau beach by the ocean. BEST hike of my life!! Also the most challenging. I did several others in Kauai before ending with this one, and it will definitely stand out from an all-around standpoint. So glad I did it, with my boyfriend, as I was daunted by the reviews and weather (tons of rain) leading up to it. Not for the faint of heart!! I'll never forget it or the incredible views of the Na Pali coast!