9.0 miles, Full day
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 cliffs of Kalalau Valley on the fabled Na Pali Coast. Exploring beyond this point is achieved only on foot, so strap on those hiking boots.
• 2,000ft (from 3,750 - 4,400ft)
• We have labelled this trail as difficult because the Pihea Trail in particular can be rugged, muddy and slippery. Good shoes highly recommended.
• If you haven't driven past Waimea Canyon before (and you will on the way to this trailhead) be sure to get an early start since you'd definitely want spend some time at the canyon.