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Gems in Kauai and Niihau - 1

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gem Favorite View towards Nualolo.

Awa'awapuhi Lookout

(5) Waimea, HI

Recommended Routes in Kauai and Niihau - 7

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Favorite Kalalau Trail along the Nāpali coast
Difficult

Kalalau Trail

19.1 mi 30.8 km 5,141' Up 1567.08 m Up 5,140' Down 1566.73 m Down

Princev…, HI
Favorite View of Makauwahi Cave Reserve from rim
Easy/Intermediate

Maha'ulepu Heritage Trail

2.1 mi 3.4 km 125' Up 37.95 m Up 107' Down 32.57 m Down

Kōloa, HI
Favorite Kalalau Trail along the Nāpali coast
Intermediate/Difficult

Kalalau to Hanakapia'i Beach

3.7 mi 6.0 km 1,656' Up 504.74 m Up 1,655' Down 504.5 m Down

Princev…, HI
Favorite Hanalei Bay at the Kilohana lookout.
Difficult

Pihea to Kilohana Out and Back

8.0 mi 12.8 km 1,139' Up 347.17 m Up 1,140' Down 347.37 m Down

Princev…, HI
Favorite Kalalau Lookout
Easy/Intermediate

Kaluapuhi Trail Loop

2.8 mi 4.6 km 295' Up 90.06 m Up 296' Down 90.19 m Down

Waimea, HI
Favorite World War 2 era telegraph pole at trail intersection Alakai and Pihea.
Intermediate

Alakai Swamp Out and Back

9.3 mi 15.0 km 1,165' Up 355.15 m Up 1,166' Down 355.38 m Down

Waimea, HI
Favorite Panoramic view of Waimea Canyon all the way to the ocean.
Intermediate/Difficult

Kumuwela, Canyon, Halemanu-Kokee Loop

6.6 mi 10.6 km 1,117' Up 340.5 m Up 1,113' Down 339.31 m Down

Waimea, HI

Kauai and Niihau Hiking

  • 101 Miles 162 Kilometers of Trail
  • 7 Recommended Routes
  • 1 Gem Gems
  • 6 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 22 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 8 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Kauai and Niihau - 29

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3.0 mi 4.8 km #1Awaawapuhi Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Waimea, HI
Intermediate/Difficult
Waimea, HI 19 
1.7 mi 2.8 km #2Hanakapi'ai Trail
Difficult
Princeville, HI
Difficult
Princeville, HI 14 
3.8 mi 6.1 km #3Nuʻalolo Trail
Difficult
Waimea, HI
Difficult
Waimea, HI 12 
1.0 mi 1.5 km #4Kalepa Ridge Trail
Difficult
Waimea, HI
Difficult
Waimea, HI
1.6 mi 2.6 km #5Nounou Trail East
Intermediate/Difficult
Wailua, HI
Intermediate/Difficult
Wailua, HI
2.7 mi 4.3 km #6Canyon Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Waimea, HI
Intermediate/Difficult
Waimea, HI 13 
2.2 mi 3.5 km #7Honopu Trail
Difficult
Waimea, HI
Difficult
Waimea, HI
0.2 mi 0.2 km #8Hideaway Beach Access
Difficult
Princeville, HI
Difficult
Princeville, HI
2.3 mi 3.7 km #9Kukui Trail
Difficult
Waimea, HI
Difficult
Waimea, HI
2.0 mi 3.2 km #10Okolehao Trail
Difficult
Princeville, HI
Difficult
Princeville, HI

Photos of Kauai and Niihau - 184

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Kalalau Trail along the Nāpali coast
May 20, 2015 near Princev…, HI
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May 26, 2015 near Princev…, HI
Kalalau Lookout
Feb 16, 2016 near Waimea, HI
Kalalau Lookout offers spectacular views.
Feb 16, 2016 near Waimea, HI
Na'Pali Coast
May 26, 2015 near Princev…, HI
Hanalei Bay at the Kilohana lookout.
Dec 17, 2015 near Princev…, HI
Fantastic view of Kalalau.
Dec 29, 2018 near Princev…, HI
The Kalalau Trail on the Na Pali Coast, Kauai starts off with this incredible view.
Mar 24, 2017 near Princev…, HI