Na Pali Coast

If you do just one hike while on Kauai, hike the Kalalau Trail along the Na Pali Coast. This trail is 11 miles long and is the only way to access the interior of this coastline from land. To do the entire 11 miles means backpacking and camping over night. However, even hiking for only a mile will give you wonderful views of the coastline as shown here. The light on the rugged Na Pali cliffs and the ocean varies by time of day and amount of cloud cover. I have hiked this trail four times and have never seen a time when the views were not spectacular. Much of the path is through lush, jungle-like terrain but when you round a corner and see the coastline before you, it just takes your breath away.

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