Hanakapiai Beach

If you hike two miles along the Kalalau Trail, you come to this beach. While the water is a bit rough and not great for swimming, it is wonderful to come down off the trail and see this beautiful beach. There is a stream coming down out of the mountains and if you have the energy, you can hike another two miles upstream to a beautiful 300 foot waterfall. I haven't done this yet. If you are planning on it, be sure to get an early start.

I do recommend trying to make this beach as it feels like a wonderful conclusion to the hike rather than just turning around and heading back. I admire the backpackers who continue to the end of the trail. I'm sure that it continues to awe you with its incredible beauty.

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