Na Pali Coast State Park

Na Pali Coast State Park


Location:Along the northwestern coast of Kauai, accessible only on foot or by boat. Land access is by the Kalalau Trail, which begins in Haena State Park at the northwest end of Kuhio Highway (Route 56). Kalalau Valley is also accessible by commercial boats from May15 through September 15.
Facilities:Hiking trails, primitive campsites; no drinking water.
Activities:Hiking, backpacking, primitive camping, shore fishing, seasonal goat hunting, commercial boat tours.
Special Features:Park features exceptionally scenic sea cliffs and valleys that can be viewed by land along the coastal Kalalau Trail or by air and sea with commercial operators. It offers a primitive recreational experience with either a 2-mile (one way) day hike or a strenuous 11-mile backpacking trip to a primitive camp with an overnight stopover. Portions of the trail are strenuous and are recommended for experienced hikers only, and knowledge and skills of primitive outdoor living are required for backpacking and camping along this coast. Swimming and wading are not recommended as ocean conditions here can be dangerous.
Address:c/o Kauai District Office
3060 Eiwa St, Rm 306
Lihue, HI 96766

Phone:808-274-3444
Web: www.state.hi.us/dlnr/dsp/NaPali/na_pali.htm
Size: 6,175 acres.

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Following a footpath used by ancient Hawaiians, whose terraced fields and village sites can still be seen in several valleys, the trail is the only land access to Na Pali Coast State Park.