Garden Isle Hiking Trails
There is so much to learn and explore on the Garden Isle and one of the and most intimate and exciting ways to do so is by hiking any of the island's spectacular trails. Call us biased, but Kauai is home to many of the most spectacular hiking trails in all of Hawaii. In fact, many hikers travel to the state with the sole purpose of hiking Kauai’s NaPali Coast Trail. The cliffs of the NaPali Coast drop straight to the ocean below and the rugged scenery is a wonder to behold. Here, indescribable beauty mixes with culture and history. The impressive Kalalau Valley, at the end of the NaPali Coast Trail, used to be home to over 6,000 indigenous inhabitants prior to the arrival of the western world in the Hawaiian Islands.
Waimea Canyon, also known as the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific," and Kokee State Park encompass several distinct ecosystems within a small radius. One of the most rewarding aspects of hiking on Kauai is to set off on your trek through a high altitude forest and suddenly find yourself at the edge of a cliff looking 3,000 ft. below to the ocean. Fortunately, the Garden Isle has trails for hikers of all ability levels, so there's no reason not to get out and explore.