Hawaii's Garden Isle is known for its beauty and charm. Ceaseless wind, surging waves and the tropical island sun have sculpted this island into a verdant paradise for the tropical trekker. These incessant natural forces for over 5 million years have shaped the vertical ramparts of the Na Pali coast, carved the Grand Canyon of the Pacific (Waimea Canyon) and have deposited Hawaii's most dazzling beaches. Kauai, a living museum of geology, ecology and island biology, is the perfect place from which to introduce you to the wonders and legends of Hawaii.
Na Ala Hele - Hawaii Trail & Access System - Do not use any trail or access road that is not delineated by name and color and that may also be displayed on these maps. The marked features are managed for public recreational use. Other trails or roads that branch off from the public features may be on private property, and are not managed for any public recreational use.
Hawaii State Parks - Scenic wildland park. Viewing of wet caves--ancient sea caves formed during a higher stand of sea, probably 4,000 years ago; tradition credits Pele the volcano goddess as having dug the caves in her search for a new home. Beach-related activities, shore fishing, viewing of spectacular Na Pali Coast and swimming at Ke'e Beach. Trailhead for 11-mile Kalalau Trail.
Sierra Club Hikes - join us on one of these great outings to explore and care for our beautiful island. Please note the level of hiking proficiency and round-trip mileage for each hike. Participants must sign liability waiver
The Kalalau Trail - Considered by many to be the premier hike in all of Hawaii. For the best weather conditions hike the trail between May and September to see 11 miles of the most beautiful tropical coastline you've ever seen.