Na Pali Coast Camping Permits: Book on Line for camping at Hanakoa or Kalalau. You have to have a permit for the campground, and since this hike requires two days (22 miles round trip), you essentially need a permit to do the full hike. Check for path and park closures before making plans and don’t forget the $20/night permit to crash at a campsite. This is where I learned the exact time at which the reservation window was to be extended on August 1st, 2019 and how I was able to snag a permit the moment they became available. Is there a way people are booking further in advance somewhere else? HONOLULU (KHON2) –A 41-year-old Kapa‘a man died Sunday while hiking the Kalalau Trail on the way to Hanakāpī‘ai Beach on the Nāpali Coast. This hike begins at the parking lot of Ke'e Beach at the Northern most point you can drive to on the island. Some people day-hike to Hanakoa valley and waterfall (a total of 12 or 13 miles round trip), and this requires a permit. There are no lights. Descend a mile to Hanakapi’ai Beach, where you’ll cross a stream, then take a left up-valley on the Hanakapi’ai Falls Trail. Before you go How far are you willing to hike? Haena State Park, which saw over a million people per year, had its visitors reduced to zero. Kauai is able to maintain its “garden island” reputation in large part because it receives more rainfall per year than any other place on earth, raining 330 out of 365 days. ChrisVancouver wrote a review Mar 2020. It’s known as the garden island. Photo by Nathan Lee Allen. This is an easy journey to a beautiful beach, perfect for a short day trip. Composting toilets are available at Hanakapi’ai, Hanakoa, and Kalalau. The permit will allow you to stay at either Kalalau or Hanakoa for up to 5 nights (consecutively). The Kalalau Trail is an 11 mile long trail which winds through several valleys, hugging the Pacific ocean along the Na Pali Coast as it goes. Photo: Frugal Frolicker (used with permission). Find more information and travel times. During the summer season from May 15 to September 7, access from the ocean via boat or kayak is only allowed with a valid camping permit. In under a minute—about 30 to 40 seconds—all of the permits were gone. You can find information on how to obtain Permits, Health & Safety concerns on the trail and Frequently Asked Questions. There is no other way through. Visit our “You’ve got to be kidding me. They were increasing the reservation window from 14 days to 90 days! Helicopters circle the island, taking you on an unforgettable tour that feels like you’re being whisked through a 60-minute screensaver. Wait it out. If the permits are for the popular summer months, they usually book out by noon on the day of release, so you need to plan at least thirteen months ahead. Kauai has consumed my dreams for months. But after reading enough trip reports from other hikers urging others to “not make the same mistake we did,” and to “stay at least two nights,” I thought better of it and decided we will stay two nights and make the hike back on day 3. Beyond the initial two miles of the Na Pali Coast trail, on the road less traveled, hikers are rewarded with jaw-dropping views unlike any available elsewhere on the planet. I figured their online system would probably let me book 14 days out starting at midnight Kauai time. This dream hike was the birthday wish of our best friend Patty. Here's what they wrote about Hanakapi'ai Falls: Located on the Hawaiian island of…. Oahu office at P.O.Box 621 Honolulu, HI 96809 Tel: (808) 587-0300. You cannot call for help if you twist an ankle. What is there to do on the Napali Coast? Possibly the most exclusive beach in the world—complete with your own private waterfall—Kalalau Beach is accessible only by an 11-mile hike along the Na Pali Coast Trail. 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