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) thatĀ 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.
TheNÄ Pali Coast State Park is accessible to hikers by way of the Kalalau Trail.Ā The trail begins on Kauai’s north shore at the end ofĀ HwyĀ 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 Na Pali from above you can drive to Kokee State ParkĀ for overlooks into Kalalau Valley.Ā The best way to experience the Na Pali is top take a tour with one of theĀ boat tour companies that offer Na Pali sightseeing and snorkeling tours on either 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.Ā To get a true perspective on this amazing island and the Napali Coast book an Airplane tour or a Helicopter Tour for a truly amazingĀ experience of one of the world’s most beautiful coastlines.