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Kalepa Ridge Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

1.0 mile 1.5 kilometer point to point
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 4' 1 m
Descent: -576' -176 m
High: 4,116' 1,255 m
Low: 3,545' 1,080 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 12% (7°)
Max Grade: 43% (23°)

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No Dogs
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Trail shared by Hector Barraza

Kalepa Ridge Trail is a short trail with amazing views throughout.

Hector Barraza

Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Need to Know

Bring walking sticks if it’s been raining.

Description

Kalepa Ridge Trail starts at Kalalau Lookout. There is a small gate at the base of the fence to the left of the Lookout. Certain parts get pretty steep and if it’s been raining it can be really slippery. Advise to bring walking sticks for extra traction.

Although there are no signs for it, the path is easily visible. Trail is a mile out and a mile back. Brings great views and the occasional mountain goat herd or two. Trail has some brush along the path, to avoid legs getting small cuts, I advise bringing long pants.

Flora & Fauna

Mountain goats

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Jan 14, 2019
Patrick P
Nov 8, 2018
Ye Yuan
Probably the best views per mile of the Na Pali ridge trails. Unobstructed views of the Na Pali coast from beginning to end. 1mi
Oct 16, 2018
Todd Thueson
Best views we’ve seen while In Kaua’i 2mi
Oct 14, 2018
Hiro Takahashi
Surrounded by fog Nothing to see Seems better to be there in early morning 1mi
Sep 23, 2015
PJ M
Jan 1, 2006
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Kalalau Lookout
Feb 16, 2016 near Waimea, HI
Kalalau Lookout offers spectacular views.
Feb 16, 2016 near Waimea, HI
Air National Guard near Kalalau Lookout
Apr 10, 2019 near Waimea, HI

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