Explore this hidden piece of Hawaii

Hike the Kalalau Trail

If you’re taking a romantic trip to Hawaii but want to get away from the tightly packed tourist areas that seem to occupy the majority of the islands, take a day to journey down the Kalalau Trail on the island of Kauai.  It’s only 11 miles long, so it’s easy to finish the hike in under a day.  And at the end of the trail, a hidden paradise known as KalalauBeach.  It’s the only way to get to this beach unless you travel by water, so the reward at the end of this hike is worth the journey.  Enjoy walking through the jungles and valleys and along the cliffs, taking in a pristine section of Hawaii that few tourists take the time out to experience.  Has anyone hiked the Kalalau trail before?  What did you think of the scenery?

 

Photo courtesy of Matt Wright via Wikicommons