Those that do not have strong endurance and in good physical condition. Dangerous shorebreak and riptides at Hanakapi`ai and Kalalau. The Explorer's Guide to Kauai answers all the frequently asked questions from the discussions on this website, including the questions you didn't know to ask.Rated a '9' out of '10' in degrees of difficulty by the Sierra Club. Plus, there's detailed Kauai vacation maps and neighborhood info... A tough hike but arguably one of the best in Hawaii.Also, do you have any idea the general weather for that time of the year for hiking the trail? Yes - you should always attempt to get permits for camping.The State DLNR does not make it easy, but at least you'll have a good story when the rangers check.11 mile trail begins at Ke`e Beach and traverses along high cliffs above ocean, ending at Kalalau Valley.
CAMPING PERMITS The Kalalau Trail is currently OPEN for hiking. Call the DLNR for more info: (808) 274-3444 Hawaii DLNR Main (info may not be current).When it rains - and it can rain very hard at times - no shell will keep you dry and comfortable inside.The best thing is to pack your stuff to keep it dry and go for it. Hi, I am hiking the Kalalau trail in November and plan to do it in one day (both ways)and am very excited.That said, there are many sources of food down the Na Pali. We are hoping to backpack the Kalalua trail in the middle of March, 2008.Do you know if you need a permit that time of the year?My preferred stuff is Patagonia Capiline (other brands too) because it dries super quick and provides sun protection.