Hiking trails and waterfalls!
"The Garden Island's" untouched splendor makes it a haven for those seeking to get away from it all. From its sheer cliffs and waterfalls, to lush trails and rainforests, Kauai beckons you to come and explore. Seventy percent of the island is inaccessible by foot, but it's still a hiker's and sightseer's paradise. The sheer beauty of Kauai is unsurpassed and adventure and exploration are the keys to enjoying this island to its fullest.
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People come from around the globe to hike this world famous, very rugged 11-mile trail that hugs the steep cliffs of Kauai’s Napali Coast hundreds of feet above the ocean. You can get a wonderful feel for the trail and its fabulous views by hiking just the first two miles into Hanakapiai Beach and stream. Begin at the trailhead in the Kee Beach parking lot at what is literally “the end of the road” on Kauai’s north shore.
The view alone is worth the drive to Kilauea on the island’s northernmost tip, upon which is perched the historic Kilauea Lighthouse. Built in 1913, this lighthouse has guided ships and boats safely along Kauai’s coastline for 62 years. (It was turned off in the 1970s.) Today, it attracts more than 500,000 visitors a year, lured by the breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and one of the largest populations of nesting seabirds in the main Hawaiian Islands.
The sugar plantations play an important part in Hawaii’s history, and this unique inner tube tour takes you through the historic irrigation system of the former Lihue Plantation. This water system runs through some of the most beautiful and remote parts of Kauai and provides views of the ocean, coastline, mountains and valleys. The water flow originates near the top of Mount Waialeale, the wettest spot in the world, and is channeled through ditches and tunnels.
Visit one, two or all three waterfalls during this idyllic hike along Kapaa Stream.Enter at the almost-hidden yellow gate tucked alongside a residential neighborhood and follow the trail through the lovely river valley until you reach the clearing and the stream, then turn right. At this point, it’s easiest to walk the dirt path as it winds high above the river, then when you hear the roar of the waterfalls – in only 15 to 20 minutes.
Kauai Hiking Tours
The Food & Foraging Tour not only is fun, interesting and exciting, it’s practical. You’ll learn skills that will help you survive if you ever find yourself lost in a forest. You’ll hunt for edibles in wilderness regions of Kauai, collect them and prepare them. You’ll weave cordage from vines, build shelters from branches and leaves and make fire by rubbing dried branches together (it works!).