Hanalei River Kayak

EASY 16 reviews

Hanalei River Kayak is a 12.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Hanalei, Kauai, Hawaii that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for bird watching and sea kayaking and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 12.1 miles Elevation Gain: 918 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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Leisurely kayak up the Hanalei River into the National Wildlife Preserve of Hanalei. Relatively easy kayak up the still waters of the Hanalei River. Pass under one of the many one lane bridges of the Prince Kuhio highway 56.

paddle sports
13 days ago

This is a wonderful and easy kayak trip. There is a rental company right on the river and you have the whole day to paddle up and down the river. The painted turtles can be seen along the edges sun bathing on logs. It rained for 1/4th of our paddle but was just a fun part of the experience. No places to leave the kayak except at the very end at the beautiful beach!

paddle sports
10 months ago

*Not a hike* Description in the app talks about hiking as if there is a path on this route. I could not find it anywhere. Kayak or paddle board. Don't try to hike it unless the river freezes over to at least 2 inches.

paddle sports
11 months ago

Pleasant distraction. Pretty basic. Nene and painted turtles are the highlights.

hiking
Fri Jan 04 2019

Easy and nice to kayak

paddle sports
Sat May 12 2018

I did this kayak trip with my wife and kids back in 05'. It was fun, and a good way to get out and get some exercise and see the island from a different perspective. Not that long of a paddle, so it's easy for anyone.

paddle sports
Thu Jan 29 2015

This is a great way to spend an afternoon and get a little exercise in a pretty place. It would be a good family activity as well. There are really no good spots to beach the kayak and take a break so you are pretty much in the boat from beginning until end unless you paddle out toward the bay.

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