One of the biggest highlights of our trip to Kauai was the day long trip Zach and I took to the North Coast.
Our aim was to hike part of the strenuous trail along the Nā Pali Coast. This hike started from Ke’e Beach and went about two miles before hitting Hanakapi’ai Beach. We were advised to not go in the water at all for many hikers had died from the strong rip currents. From this beach, we hiked west into the Hanakapi’ai Valley for another two miles until we reached the end and beheld the Hanakapi’ai Falls.
I’ve never been so high up in the mountains or deep in a valley with such insane trails that were either a muddy mess, full of rocks, or just a plain river that you had to trail upstream. It took us 4 hours to traverse 8 miles and every second was worth it. Here are the few photos I dared take during this incredible hike.
Hopefully this gives you an idea of what the trails were like! So rocky!
Hanakapi’ai Falls, up close and personal.
I didn’t get much closer since it was incredibly windy and cold.
On our way back through a bamboo forest.
The Nā Pali Coast
The muddy trails! Don’t bother wearing real hiking boots…
our feet were soaked the whole time from crossing the river about five times.
Once we got back onto a more stable footing, the running started. Talk about adrenaline rushing!
Well that rounds up our amazing Kauai trip! I would highly recommend checking out the Kauai-an island if you are ever out that way. It is definitely a place to relax and get back in touch with the wonders of life.