Hiking on Kauai, Hawaii

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Pihea & Alaka'i Swamp Trail, Koke'e SP, Kauai
Pihea & Alaka'i Swamp Trail, Koke'e SP, Kauai
Kilauea, Hawaii, United States
 
Difficult: 9.0 miles, Full day
Combining two of Kauai's best hikes take us from dramatic coastal cliffs to an exotic boardwalked swamp trail.

Kauai, the oldest and westernmost inhabited Hawaiian island has a terrain and climate like nowhere else. This hike combines some of the best features of Kauai into an unforgettable hiking experience. Take a westerly drive around Kauai until you run out of road and you'll find yourself at the Pu'u O Kila Lookout marveling at the views of the plunging...
Hanakapi'ai Falls, Na Pali Coast, Kauai
Hanakapi'ai Falls, Na Pali Coast, Kauai
Kilauea, Hawaii, United States
 
Difficult: 8.0 miles, Full day
Explore the exotic Na Pali coastline in search of secluded beaches and spectacular waterfalls.

When hiking the trails of Kauai you can be forgiven for expecting to meet a T-Rex around the next bend, or to spot Indiana Jones running by with one hand on his hat and the other grasping some ancient artifact. Hollywood is a big fan of the this Hawaiian island's spectacular landscape, which is why it's a popular filming location for movies like Raiders...
Sleeping Giant, Nounou Mountain, Kauai
Sleeping Giant, Nounou Mountain, Kauai
Kapaa, Hawaii, United States
 
Moderate: 4.0 miles, 1-3 hours
Climb face of the fabled sleeping giant, and prey you don't wake him!

Nounou Mountain rises from the leeward (Eastern) side of Kauai, known for some of the better island weather. Local legend tells of a giant who feasted so much at a party in his honor that he laid down for a nap and never awoke, and when you see the mountain's resemblance to a sleeping giant from the nearby town of Kapa'a you can see why the legend...
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Kalalau Trail, Kauai, Hawaii
by transmorphist on Sep 17, 2008
Hā‘ena, Hawaii, United States
Hiking | 3.5 miles
The day was great for a hike.  It had not rained in several days and the trail was dry. There would be areas where the kukui nuts littered the ground.
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Nualolo - Awaawapuhi Trail Loop
by gr8outdoors on Jul 27, 2008
Hā‘ena, Hawaii, United States
Hiking | 11.4 miles
After reviewing the host of literature on the key hikes to do in Kauai, we decided on this loop trail that provided breathtaking views of the Napali Coast.  In researching, we came across a great website that offered great resources on hikes throughout the Islands.  Strongly recommend checking out http://www.kauaiexplorer.com/hiking_kauai/ for up-to-date information and a great forum section with comments and questions from hikers.  We hoped to get on the trail by 7:30am...
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Kuilau Ridge Trail, Kauai, Hawaii
by transmorphist on Jan 15, 2008
Kapahi, Hawaii, United States
Hiking | 2.9 miles
This was a great early morning hike through tropical paradise. 
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Kauai - Hanakapiai Falls Trail
by gr8outdoors on Jul 29, 2008
Hā‘ena, Hawaii, United States
Hiking | 7.8 miles
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Alakai Swamp Trail, Kauai, Hawaii
by transmorphist on Sep 18, 2008
kauai, Hawaii, United States
Hiking | 7.5 miles
We got up early and drove in the dark past Waimea Canyon to the Alakai Swamp Trail to try to avoid the low clouds and rain that we expected to come later in the day.  The trail took us several hours.  There is a lot of up and down to the trail, but lucky for us, the ground was dry.  You get tired of hearing your feet drumming on the boardwalk.  The...
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Kukui Trail
by argyleist on Jun 16, 2008
Nonopahu Village, Hawaii, United States
Hiking | 6.8 miles
We drove to the top and hiked down into the Waimea Canyon, then hiked back up to the car.
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Waialeale Falls Trail, Kauai
by IEDNlab on Oct 27, 2011
Kapaa, Hawaii, United States
Hiking | 0.3 miles
These falls are a pretty much hidden kinda waterfall terrace.They are located in the Lihue-Koloa Forest Reserve and part of the numerous Waialeale Falls (Wai'ale'ale = "ripling waters").The hike is pretty easy, even if muddy, you´ll find the way without gps-device.I met some guys there, who used their body boards for using on one of those small rivers. There´s a rivertube which leads directly to the Waialeale Falls and as those guys told me,...
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Kalalau Trail
by jk996 on Feb 10, 2010
Hā‘ena, Hawaii, United States
Hiking | 9.6 miles
This is the entire route of the Kalalau trail in Kauai.  The Kalalau trail is considered one of the most scenic hikes in the world.
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Cliff & Canyon Trail
by Pfadfinder on Dec 30, 2011
Hawaii, United States
Hiking | 3.6 miles
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Canyon Trail - Waimea Canyon Kauai
by styggiti on May 10, 2010
Mānā, Hawaii, United States
Hiking | 3.3 miles
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Pihea Trail to Alakai Swamp Trail
by chris on Feb 10, 2013
Koke'e State Park, Hawaii, United States
Hiking | 8.3 miles
On our first full day in Kauai we hiked the Pihea trail to Alakai swamp and just barely made it back before it got dark.  It was to cloudy to see any good views at the end of the trail, but it was still a nice hike and I got some great pictures earlier in the day.For the full writeup, check out my blog: http://www.gone-wandering.com/blog/waimea-canyon-the-pihea-alakai-swamp-trail-and-jurassic-park/
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Hiking Kalalau Trail
by cassana on Mar 03, 2008
Hāena, Hawaii, United States
Hiking | 8.6 miles
This was a brilliant hike along the coast. We experienced great weather, and ate wild guava the length of the trip.
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Pools of Mokolea
by robhammz on Dec 16, 2008
Kilauea, Hawaii, United States
Hiking | 2.8 miles
Trail/dirt road from Kilauea to the Pools of Mokolea. It can be driven, but only by 4 wheel drive (particularly when it has been raining). The road itself is pretty dull, but the payoff is the end of the road where the pools are located.
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Pihea Trail
by rrehkemper on Oct 30, 2011
Kilauea, Hawaii, United States
Hiking | 2.6 miles
A short hike from the end of the road in Kokee State Park.  It starts out easy and ends hard, particularly when wet and muddy.  Some spectacular views but the native hawaiian rain forest has a lot of plants you rarely see anywhere else.
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Kauai HI: Powerline Trail
by paniolo on Jan 03, 2010
Hanalei Homesteads, Hawaii, United States
Hiking | 10.2 miles
We started out from the north side of the trail about 7:30 AM.  To get to the trailhead, turn left (west) at Kapa Ka Street as you are driving north.  Drive to the end of the road where a large water tank sits.  This is the powerline trailhead.  We started at the north end of the trail and I would highly suggest this as there are more trees at the south end of the...
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Pihea Trail
by Kennymac on Oct 23, 2012
Hanapēpē, Hawaii, United States
Hiking | 2.4 miles
Na Pali State Park Waterfal Hike
by jaccos on Jun 17, 2005
Hāena, Hawaii, United States
Hiking | 5.1 miles
Another great hike on Kauai