Kalalau Trail Is Reported To Be The Most Deadly Trail In Hawaii

While Hawaii is home to some of America’s most breathtaking hikes, they can also be quite dangerous. Kauai’s Na Pali Coast is an absolutely stunning, remote area of our state, and is often not trekked by the average person. Within Napali Coast State Park, you’ll find Kalalau Trail, which has often been rated as America’s most dangerous hike, and the most dangerous hike in Hawaii, as its long and steep trail gains over 6,000 feet of elevation right on the coast with rushing waters beneath. This out-and-back trail makes for a total of a 22-mile hike, and it’s very strenuous. Even though Kalalau Trail has taken many lives throughout the year, many people still take it on to experience once in a lifetime views. This is by far the most deadly trail in Hawaii, and is not by any means for those that are not skilled hikers.

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Address: Kalalau Trail, Kapa?a, HI 96746, USA
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Most Dangerous Trail In Hawaii

July 20, 2021

What is the longest trail in Hawaii?

The Mauna Loa Trail through Hawaiian Volcanoes National Park is an epic hike, and one of the longest, that deserves a look if you’re looking for long, visually stunning trails. The trail is 36.1 miles long, and is a favorite multi-day hike for avid backpackers.  Along the course of the trail you’ll climb 7,283 ft. The trail is rated hard, and you’ll find plenty of rocky areas along with stunning views and local wildflowers leading the way. Many bicyclists also bike this incredible road over strenuous terrain and epic lava fields. This is a hike that’s truly Hawaiian, summiting the peak of Mauna Loa and taking in the views.

What’s the best season to hike in Hawaii?

Because the weather is fabulous year round, you can find spectacular hiking throughout the year on the Hawaiian Islands. But in late spring, April and May, and early Fall, September and October, you’ll find it to be a little extra awesome. There are less tourists, the most perfect weather, and great rates for booking a beautiful place to stay on the islands.

Address: Kalalau Trail, Kapa?a, HI 96746, USA