Kalepa Ridge Trail

HARD 59 reviews
#5 of 13 trails in

Kalepa Ridge Trail is a 1.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Kekaha, Hawaii that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
554 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

forest

views

wild flowers

muddy

over grown

scramble

no dogs

Difficult trail along Kalepa Ridge above the Kalalau Valley in Kokee St. This park features spectacular views.

hiking
5 days ago

23 days ago

Amazing views the whole hike not just a view at the end.

hiking
30 days ago

1 month ago

1 month ago

Amazing views the whole way. I'd seriously advise against doing this if it's going to rain, or just rained. Super steep, muddy sections that could be a problem when wet. Other than that - DO IT.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

1 month ago

Great hike with a breathtaking view !

hiking
2 months ago

I don’t think I have ever been more happy with such a short hike. So breathtakingly beautiful. The first part is steep downhill and then it levels off. This is rated “hard”.... but my 12 year old and my husband and I did this in flip flops. It was a dry day... if the trail was muddy I would have called it moderate. There were a few “holy crap that’s far down” moments, but if you are not stupid and are fairly active, you’ll be fine. Gorgeous gorgeous rewards for such a short trip.

2 months ago

2 months ago

My favorite hike!

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

stunning!

2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Such a good hike, perfect length, perfect difficulty. To be frank, I don't work out, I'm by no means a hiking freak -- and I was FINE. Don't let that "hard" scare you. I will warn you though, it was pretty slippery. I ended up doing the whole thing barefoot for better traction.

3 months ago

Beautiful! Maybe the most. But watch your step, it's a long way down.

3 months ago

Incredible hike with amazing views and a great bang for your buck for both time and energy.

The first 500 ft is steep and muddy, and after the trail is relatively flat, and gets narrow in places. Wear pants if you don't want to get scraped by bushes. It took us about 90 minutes round Trip.

All in all an awesome little hike.

3 months ago

3 months ago

One of my favorite hikes in life. Views for days..

3 months ago

This is the must - do hike on Kauai! You don't have to wait until the end-- there are stunning views at every turn! The weather was dry and it's not dangerous as long as you're not stupid. The trail is close to the edge; it's just about a mile out to the point and pretty steep down hill in sections. We saw mountain goats romping on the side of the cliff and white-tailed tropic birds soaring below in addition to the amazing landscape!