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blueBlack Hanakapi'ai Trail

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1.7 mile 2.8 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 705' 215 m
Descent: -19' -6 m
High: 757' 231 m
Low: 71' 22 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)

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Amazing waterfall accessed from the Kalalau Trail

Bill Hilf

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Check local weather, access to this trail often closed due to flooding. Pay close attention to the flash flood warnings - they are no joke here. Dangerous shorebreak and riptides at Hanakapi`ai beach - use extreme caution (don't go into the ocean at this beach).

Need to Know

Two creek crossings but easy to navigate with suspension ropes to hold onto for stability. You can swim in the pool at the falls! Main Kalalau Trail can get crowded with tourists hiking, so suggest to get an early start.

Description

A beautiful trail off of the Kalalau Trail leading to the 300 foot tall Hanakapi'ai Falls. The trail here can be very slippery, narrow and steep, but the scenery and views are definitely worth it. It will require an occasional scramble. You'll feel like you are running through Jurassic Park! The creek crossings are straightforward, but be cautious of the flash flood warnings and use the suspension rope to balance.

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Mar 29, 2018
Oleg Ku
Mar 17, 2018
Rafael Rodriguez
part of the Na Pali trail 8mi
Jul 1, 2017
Erin Chakalos
2mi
Jun 5, 2017
Matt Galen
2mi
Nov 5, 2016
Josh Day
11.5mi
Sep 19, 2016
Vickie Okrzesik
1.7mi
Aug 14, 2016
Andrew Clark

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