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incredible views along entire hike. good elevation gain, a little slippery at spots, wear good hiking shoes with tread. would not recommend to do hike in or after big rain

Tried going today (12/7) and the entrance gate is locked. Heard of others hopping the fence to go out but did not attempt.

Beautiful view. Love this trail.

Lots of fun with some great views. But beware of this trail can become extremely slippery if it has rained. The trail was muddy and it had not rained in two days.

Short walk with a bit of a steep descent using ropes. If you’re fit and kids are 7+ this is totally worth the small adventure to get to the beach. Wear shoes as flip flops can be a little slippery when ground is wet.

Trail has awesome vieles, the swamp is so beautiful, very unique. Trail is very muddy, put on good shoes.

hiking
10 days ago

This hike was tough because of how slippery and muddy it was. The weather in the winter is just unpredictable but it was simply epic... go to the end, even if it’s a bit scary.

Wear hiking shoes or trail runners ... some people were wearing crappy running shoes and were sliding all over. One couple was barefoot and that seemed way better than bad shoes.

But the view from the edge is insane. The clouds would roll in for a few minutes and then open up to see the Napali Coast.

We really wanted to do the Kalalau trail but it’s closed. This was the next best for sure!

May 2018- such a unique, otherworldly hike. We started at 730 AM and it took us just under 5.5 hours total. It was pretty muddy in sections. Some of the boardwalk section was damaged so definitely wear good hiking shoes. We saw nothing but fog at the end, but it was still 100% worth it! A must do.

Can be tricky in some parts but we saw children and adults in sandals completing the hike-take your time and you should be ok. Really enjoyed it! That being said, if it had been raining I would have avoided this hike that day.

My favorite trail in Maui. Reasonably challenging with outstanding views of East Maui. Hiking shoes /boots recommended, definitely not a flip flop hike.

a nice hike, lots of elevation and a killer view. if the trail gets wet it is pretty slippery on the way down so essential footware is key

Awesome trail ! Pictures don’t even do this hike justice, best kept secret in Kauai! Don’t go on a cloudy day, wait for a clear day to really see the amazing terrain and helicopters flying BELOW you!

The view is spectacular !

hiking
13 days ago

This hike was pretty incredible. I highly recommend it but know that it's a little tricky in some spots. It was definitely slippery when we went. Trekking poles are highly recommended and just take your time. The views were amazing throughout the entire hike.

hiking
13 days ago

Epic hike. Definitely a little scary as many points on hike you are on step away from falling off a cliff. Take your time and it’s worth it!

nature trips
15 days ago

Absolutely stunning view worth the long drive. Make sure to see the Red Dirt Waterfall near it too.

This is an amazing trail, so glad I did it. One of the top hikes i’ve done in awhile. Though short, impressive and beautiful views throughout the hike, so much to see. I saw the warnings about using this trail at the information center about not risking it and somebody had fallen and had to be rescued as previous reviewer said. The trail is completely manageable, first 15 minutes is steepish, use caution especially when muddy and wet, can get slippery going downhill. wear hiking boots and you’re fine. Like others said on here trust and use your judgement and you’ll be fine. It’s a good sweat at times, Never felt like I was in danger, this trail may fry a few nerves for those who don’t hike often.

Amazing hike. Put on good shoes and go early. We had a view at the end and were lucky because it is often cloudy. Even the swamp part is beautiful !

trail running
16 days ago

Amazing views at the end but it was INCREDIBLY muddy and wet for a large portion of it—the the point that you would go mid shin deep in mud . Went out hoping to trail run and it was too slippery and muddy for that so did run/hiking.

Great trail. Beautiful views. I went early and was the only person on the trail until I was part of the way back down.

Great Hike. You need to start early or the clouds move in and block the view at the end. There are no bugs and it is just a unique experience that I haven’t had anywhere else.

walking
18 days ago

Not a trail at all. But it’s worthy to spend 5 mins for this breathtaking view!!!

hiking
18 days ago

Amazing hike! It is recommended to go in the morning because there is a better chance there won't be any clouds. Well, we are quite sleepers so started around 11am. On the way up, there were no clouds. When we were going down, clouds just started surrounding us and it was beautiful! many beautiful view, the path is in a good shape... higly recommended!

Nice hike! Used to hiking the rocky mountains so was an elevation gain but nothing too crazy. Still got in a great workout though. Beautiful views. Took us just a little over an hour up (with picture stops) and about 45 down. Could be muddy if it rained but wasn’t bad for us.

Very good trail. Awsome view. Bring water and good shoes. I’m a medium level sport fan and found it hard but finished it happy

hiking
21 days ago

Second time to do it! It was a windy and cloudy day with lots of mud from yesterday’s raining I guess. It’s nice to enjoy the view during the hiking. It’s absolutely a must-do in Maui if you love to workout a little bit

I'm writing this as a warning -- I was going to do this trail, but today when we visited the museum nearby, there was a sign up warning visitors about this trail. Please be aware that this trail is NOT meant for hiking and isn't kept as a hiking trail; a lot of it is overgrown and it's hard to see where you could fall through. Someone fell just last week and had to be rescued.

Basically, although people may say it's worth it, just be smart. There are plenty of other amazing trails in this park.

hiking
22 days ago

Best bang for your buck on napali coast views

Lovely trail, excellent views. The most challenging aspect of it is the elevation gain, but if you have a lot of hiking experience, I definitely wouldn't rate it as moderate. It's a good trail for less experienced individuals or those just getting into hiking!

trail closed until summer 2019

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