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Na Pali Coast State Park, Wainiha

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#3 of 23 in Nature in Kauai
The rugged coastline of Hawaii's oldest inhabited island, Na Pali Coast State Park, can only be reached by hiking, kayaking, or paddleboarding. If you're not feeling that adventurous, consider taking a guided boat tour or helicopter ride around the coast. However, this natural beauty is worth the hike (or kayak ride). The cliffs, or pali, jut straight out of the water and are marked with small, narrow valleys and caves formed by strong seawater. Camping on the beach overnight is also a popular option here; just remember that you need to pay for a permit to do so. Put Na Pali Coast State Park on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Wainiha trip maker .
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  • The first two miles of this hike are spectacular. Both my Wife & I are former division 1 athletes and still very active, I must say it was fairly hard for her. It is a little tougher then written abou...  more »
  • Unless you take a boat tour (not available from October until around April due to rough seas) or are up to some strenuous hiking to get there, I don't know how you really can enjoy this area. Helicopt...  more »
  • North of Princeville and Hanalei is the kalalau trail of the Na Pali coast. It is not for the faint-hearted. We just finished the first part of the hike to Hanakapiai beach; the rain on this side of K...  more »

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