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Hāʻena State Park, Kauai

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#15 of 30 in Nature in Kauai
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  • This was the a great beach to relax and enjoy the view and swim too. The water was beautiful. It was turquoise more like you would see in the Caribbean. It was right across the road from the the dry c...  more »
  • We enjoyed watching the waves and surfers here. It's a neat beach, and really beautiful to look at. Enjoy!  more »
  • If you wanna watch surfers or are yourself interested in surfing this is an excellent place to be in the winter! Go early to get parking or you will end up a long ways away or getting a ticket because...  more »
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  • Amazing hike and breath taking views. The hike is a bit scary because it gets very very very mucho muddy and slippery. Watch out and wear proper shoes please. It's about a 2 mile hike each way to the beach but it takes a long time. If you go further 2 miles, there's a waterfall apparently. Wanted to return before it got dark so we head back after spending some time at the beach. Beach was gorgeous. Basically, You have to sacrifice your shoes to get here
  • Kind of went here just to go here. Saw some wet caves. It was rainy (go figure). It looked very nice, similar to other parts of Kauai, but with a lot of rain. We went outside and got wet because it was raining. I enjoyed it. Inside the caves we didn't get rained on, so it wasn't really a big deal anyway. The view wasn't really as clear as other places in Kauai because the clouds were dense and thick.
  • Ha ena State Park at the end of the highway is an awesome view of Key Beach. Is this the start of the Nepali Trail if you want to take this Trail even in part you need to go on a dry day otherwise it's totally muddy and the rocks can be very hazardous. Unless this is the type of thing you like. At this location is also very good facilities including a good size rest area with showers and toilets. This is a great place to wash off either from swimming in the ocean or on your way back from the trail when you are muddy. No matter how difficult the trail is the views and you will see are awesome amazing and one of a kind. The blue of the water, the view from the distance of the mountains, and the tropical nature trail is one of the most spectacular as you will ever see. Even if you walk the first two miles of the trail you will be impressed and you will remember it forever. If you are able to do this Trail I suggest you try even for just the beginning of the trail on a day trip. But make sure you start out early and turn around when it's time to get back if you're not ready to spend the night there and make a hard trip of it. If you do want to spend more than one day they're on the trail make sure you get your permit for overnight stay. Let me stress that you need to be ready to go on this trip make sure you have lots of water, it is extremely hot, start out early, and watch your footing very carefully. On more than one occasion while on this Trail I have seen people helicopters out of the park being hurt. One of the party that I've gone with has even broken a toe on the loose rocks and vines that cover the trail. Be careful!
  • A nice park to visit with a beautiful beach. It is at the end of the paved road. It’s the beginning of the trail head that leads up on into the hills if you love hiking this is the place to start.
  • Ke'e beach is great for the young kids as it has a reef protecting the area from waves. The snorkeling is just ok. Get there early to find parking. Mosquito repellent is must. They will attack once out of the car.
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