Kalepa Ridge Trail
If the view of Kalalau Valley from the official lookout or from Puu o Kila lookout just isn't enough for you, then this may be the hike for you. First and foremost we need to point out this is NOT an official "trail," and that by hiking here, you do so at your own risk. For that reason, we highly recommend you consult a knowledgeable guide to take you along this route; our personal recommendation is Scott at Kauai Hiking Adventures. We've hiked with him several times and always found him to be an excellent guide and a good friend. The Kalepa Ridge hike will take you along the ridge line between Honopu and Kalalau Valley's, offering some of the most incredible views into Kalalau Valley that can be seen from anywhere on the island, surpassing even the view from from a helicopter (because you actually get to soak the view in over the course of several minutes). The panoramic views into Kalalau Valley as you hike out onto the ridge stretching towards Na Pali are simply incredible and this hike is well worth taking with an experienced guide. If this hike is a little too "adventurous" for your liking, then consider a more distinguished, but rarely used, trail like Honopu Ridge Trail which offers incredible views of Na Pali and Honopu Valley.
Kokee and Waimea State Park Don't forget to check our Koke'e State Park Hiking page for information on all the incredible trails inside the park. On that page we've also posted a map of the entire area (Koke'e and Waimea State Parks) for you to download and print out at home. The Koke'e Lodge and Museum will also have maps available, but we'd definitely advise you to go ahead and review the map and become familiar with the area. The crisscrossing of trails and 4x4 roads can be confusing at first, but once you select your routes, it's not too bad. Feel free to contact us if you have specific questions.
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Description: If the view of Kalalau Valley from the official lookout or from Puu o Kila lookout just isn't enough for you, then this may be the hike for you. First and foremost we need to point out this is NOT an...