Every time we venture to Kauai, we end up hiking this trail to end up at this gorgeous vista! The first part of the hike was continuously uphill amongst a crowd of day hikers. Our hard work was immediately rewarded with the first amazing views along the edge of the trail. You could see the rough waves crash against the cliffs along the edge of the island and the steep lush jungle against the blue sky.
The trail dipped back down into the rain forest where morning glories wrapped their vines around towering tropical ferns and trees. Orange, yellow, and pink lantana bloomed brightly on bushes the whole way. The trail continued to climb out to the sea cliffs and dip back into the rain forest. Every time we reached the cliffs, we would be amazed with the beauty of the ocean. We were rewarded at the end by an amazing waterfall draining into the azure ocean through a field of volcanic rocks! Breathtaking!
Trail begins at Ke`e Beach traveling along high ocean-side cliffs. Narrow path passes in and out of several valleys with steep inclines and declines. Trail conditions may range from muddy puddles to dry, crumbly rock. Path leads to Hanakapi`ai beach with option to follow along Hanakapi`ai river to waterfall that drops into large, deep pool.