Na Pali Coast stretches fifteen miles along the north west coast of Kauai between Ke`e Beach in Haena State Park to¬† Polihale State Park in Mana. This rugged coast will leave you breathless as you gaze upon the pali (high cliffs) that¬† rise as much as 4,000 feet (1,200¬†m) above the Pacific Ocean,¬† sea caves, lush green valleys and cascading waterfalls that journey to the shores from from thousands of feet above.
The NńĀ Pali Coast State Park is assessable to hikers along the Kalalau Trail.¬† The trail begins on Kauai’s north shore at the end of¬† Hwy¬† 56 at Ke’e Beach in Haena State Park. The most popular section of the trail is the first two mile stretch from¬† Ke’e beach to Hanakapiai Valley. If you are feeling like you just need a bit more adventure you can trek two more miles inland to the Hanakapiai Falls.¬† The last nine miles of the the 11 mile Kalalau Trail is for experienced hikers with the proper permits and camping gear.
To see Napali from above drive to Kokee State Park¬† for overlooks into Kalalau Valley¬† The best way to experience the Na Pali is top take a tour with one of the Kauai boat tour companies that offer Napali sightseeing and snorkeling tours on sailing catamarans,¬† power catamarans or rigid hull inflatables. Most tours originate from Port Allen on the west side and during the summer a few tour companies operate out of Hanalei Bay on Kauai’s north shore.¬† To get a true perspective on this amazing island and the Napali Coast an Airplane Tour or¬† Helicopter Tour will give you a truly amazing¬† experience of one of the worlds most beautiful coastlines.