This very strenuous, roughly 3-mile trek begins at Puʻu o Kila Lookout . A mere 1 mile in and you’ll see the Pihea Lookout . Past the...
Keʻe Beach to Hanakapiʻai Beach
Young buck surfers do love to paddle out at Hanakapi'ai, often hiking in barefoot with boards under their arm (the bastards!). It...
Kauaʻi Nature Tours
For guided hikes, the gold standard is geologist Chuck Blay’s company, which offers either a 4-mile (round-trip) hike to Hanakapiʻai...
Lonely Planet review
Look for the 18-mile marker, where the ethereal, 4000ft Kalalau Lookout stands up to the ocean, sun and winds with brave, severe beauty. Hope for a clear day for ideal views of Kalalau Valley, but know that even a rainy day can make for some settling clouds that could later disappear – to be followed by powerful waterfalls and, of course, rainbows.
Though it might be hard to imagine due to the extremity of the terrain, as late as the 1920s Kalalau Valley was home to many residents who farmed there. The only way into the valley nowadays is along the coastal Kalalau Trail or by kayak.