From the Hanakapi’ai Beach we continued up the valley for another 2 miles. Hiking Hanakapi’ai Falls was even more difficult than the Kalalau Trail. The area is extremely beautiful, with fresh water streams and waterfalls, but the hike is strenuous and challenging. The road is totally unmaintained and difficult to navigate.
Some parts of the trail have very narrow passages on high cliffs, which I found very scary. What is particularly challenging is the stream crossing and bolder jumping. It is really hard to keep your balance on those loose rocks moving under your feet. Also, there are long stretches of the trail that go Continue Reading
- Did you ever start a hike and soon wish you never did? Such was my feeling shortly after we began hiking Kalalau trail, the gorgeous but strenuous 11 miles…
- April 21, 2014