Below are photos from our 2017 hike on Kauai’s Hanakapiai Trail (the first two miles of the Kalalau Trail). This is one of our favorite hikes on Kauai, and rain or shine, it never disappoints.
Hanakapiai Trail Hike Photos
New signage warns about the dangers of flash flooding on the trail.
Above: The much-photographed overlook of Ke’e Beach.
The view at the top of the first part of the trail (about fifteen minutes into the hike). You’ll know you are getting close when you start to feel very strong winds.
The spot is a perfect place to take your new Facebook profile pic.
Not liking the new practice of leaving head wear at the top of the first part of the trail.
Looking down on the far side of Ke’e Beach.
A true jungle hike.
The little island in the distance is Lehua, just north of the “forbidden island” of Ni’ihau.
One of several switchbacks on the Hanakapiai Trail.
Above: First glimpse of Hanakapiai Beach.
The crossing at Hanakapiai Stream.
Panoramic view of Hanakapiai Stream at Hanakapiai Beach.