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Kalalau Trail, Hawaii

My wife and I hiked the Kalalau Trail in Kauai. It was very beautiful and we had a blast. But I must admit it was a challenge. I had forgotten to pack enough bottles of water and it was very hot. But overall, the experience was amazing and definitely worth it. Next time we go, we will make it a full overnight trip and hike further. Our original intention was to hike to the waterfall but instead we stopped at the beach and relaxed. You can read more about it in our review of our honeymoon vacation on our website at centralbeat com. We include some pictures as well. Says CentralBeat

Kalalau Trail has only one trailhead, so you'll be backpacking it in and back out. You should count on this backcountry walk taking about 6 hours, but you never know stuff could go wrong and you could get stuck so be prepared for that. This hiking trail has a total elevation difference of 664 feet which is a lower than average number. You spend the whole walk in roughly the same elevation zone which means the conditions are about the same from start to finish. Kalalau Trail is quite long, so don't forget to pack enough supplies. This area does get very dry sometimes, so do check for current fire restrictions before you go if you plan to bring a stove or make a camp fire. Kalalau Trail is 6.8 miles long it's a mid length walk.

Total in and out hiking length = 6.8 miles

Total climbing distance = 3.1 miles

Difficulty : Difficult

Casual Hiking Pace: 6 hours

Fast Hiking Pace: 4 hours

Total elevation difference: 664 feet
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