Explore the most popular Parks in Kauai with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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muddy
13 hours ago

So awesome

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bugs
muddy
15 hours ago

Great hike along this trail today. Route is quite easy to follow. Quite worn underfoot and muddy in some areas. Quite a few climbing sections, particularly towards Pihei junction. Hiking poles would be an advantage. Go early, suspect it’s quite treacherous if wet, but we had great weather.

This trail is amazing. The views are beyond spectacular and worth the dead legs afterwards. Finished the whole loop heading clockwise and finishing with a walk down the road back to the car lot. You really experience everything on this trail. It’s amazing how much it had to offer and how deeply wild it is. Zero complaints, and it is pretty difficult at times. You’re good as long as you don’t go on a rainy day, don’t do that to yourself.

hiking
18 hours ago

Nice hike. Very shaded and remote. Suggest avoiding the Kauai Discovery Center. It’s private property and we got chewed out for stopping by. Part of the hike is on a fire roads. The redwood trees are truly amazing!

Scramble wasn't bad at all!

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over grown
1 day ago

Make sure you take the left turn up the hill about 200m in. Trail is a bit slippery, so a good trail runner or boot is recommended. Get started early if you want the views; the clouds rolled in at around 930 and covered the last half mile of the ridge.

hiking
2 days ago

Nice little walk along the water

Great run, muddy and slippery but the views are amazing

Get there early. The last part of the climb to the vista is a challenge. at least for some. The views along the trail are amazing but climbing to the vista isn't worth the effort. Careful of the mud (slippery). I fell coming back down from the vista and tore up my arm. Climb could be dangerous if not careful. All in all it was fun and beautiful. Got great photos.

Amazing views. We were lucky with the weather. It's not an easy hike but definitely worth it, we did it in about 6 hours.

hiking
muddy
over grown
2 days ago

Muddy but fun! Get there early for amazing views at the beginning. We started at about 7 am. Average pace, lots of stopping to take pics, and a lunch at the end --> about 4.5 hours for the whole thing. Too cloudy at the end for views unfortunately.

hiking
3 days ago

Awesome hike. Worth it. It was dry when we went, wouldn’t recommend going after a heavy rain. The trail gets steep towards the end so I could see it becoming insanely tough if it gets rainy and muddy. As for the trail, awesome! Sweet skinny trail, awesome vegetation, and stunning views at the end. Downhill almost all the way there, the last mile or so the steepest. Walking bad was a bitch but we loved the hike!

when it opens again, dont go out on the water if you cant see the sand bar or during winter when the storms hit this side of the island

Its closed due to winter storms but when it opens again, bring plenty of water and treat all wounds afterward due to bacteria

Save some gas for working against the current if you are going in and out

Very muddy trail, dont wear anything that will be stained red

hiking
muddy
3 days ago

This is a good hike, but I will need a warning to anyone who wants to continue beyond the 1.7 mile marker. after that, gets super wet and muddy, and the inclines are so steep that most must be done by rope (the ropes are in place). many other perilous features make it extremely difficult to carry on. of the 10 or so couples I saw, none went much further than the 1.7 mi marker. wisely, because I did and fell at least 8 times.

Beautiful views along the Kuilau portion of the hike. Not too strenuous. Agree that the last mile is worth skipping as it’s not particularly scenic and drops you off at the Moalepe trailhead.

Overall incredible experience with breathtaking views. Did the full loop clockwise starting at Nu’alolo trailhead and ended up walking back along the road from the Awa’awapuhi trailhead in the afternoon, which was downhill and not bad at all. The whole loop took us a little over 6 hours and we went at a pretty comfortable pace. Recommend starting early in the day. The Nu’alolo Cliff trail is a little overgrown at parts with some downed trees, but we felt safe and could follow the trail the whole way without much difficulty. Highly recommend!

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muddy
rocky
4 days ago

Steep most of the way but worth the hike. Went the full 1.75 mile marker before the next rail begins. There is alot of brush the last portion of hike. If it recently rained expect mud. Views were great.

Did this hike yesterday. Would recommend hiking polls for those areas that are a bit slippery. Was dry the day we did it but the loose gravel made it a bit slippery in places. Beautiful views of the canyon and falls.

Did the hike a few days ago. Great hike with beautiful views. Recommend hiking polls for those slippery areas.

hiking
4 days ago

Highly recommended this hike. Challenging for a couple of 50 somethings that are sometime hikers but well worth the effort in the end. Hardest part is the return trip. Lots of up and the first part with little shade. Would not recommend this hike after rain!

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rocky
scramble
4 days ago

Can't say it enough, get there early. The parking lot fills up and the trail gets busy quick. The views you get along the trail itself are amazing (they open up from almost the very beginning), and because of this, if you reach a point where you feel like you can't continue, you won't leave having missed the great views you came for. If you're looking to complete the entire trail, as others have said, it is slippery and you will have to do a little climbing. Overall not too difficult.

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muddy
over grown
4 days ago

Decent trail. After the benches is a bit over grown. The last .8 miles looks like it would take 2 hours. The .8 miles has a 1000 ft to cover. We did not come prepared with enough water. It looks like the view up there would be nice.

hiking
5 days ago

Definitely wouldn’t call this a hard hike, but it is long and if it’s muddy, it would’ve been way tougher. Amazing views at the bottom! Totally worth doing!

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