Difficult Kauaʻi Cliff Hike with Breathtaking Views
Accessible only by foot, our six- to seven-hour, Nāpali Coast cliff top hike is designed to give you amazing views thousands of feet above the ocean! While these Kauaʻi hikes can be muddy, slippery and strenuous, you will be amply rewarded for your effort with sweeping views of the most dramatic sections of the famous 17-mile-long Nā Pali Coastline.
Meet your guide and hop into a comfortable coach. Driving east to west, you’ll witness a change in vegetation and climate as you transition into the “rain shadow,” characterized by the arid farmland of the island’s leeward side (on the opposite side of mountains from typical trade wind direction). Along the way, we’ll pass through the agricultural towns of Hanapēpē and Waimea and learn the important role they played in Kauaʻi’s history.
Your tour continues across the center of the island, winding along the rim of Waimea Canyon and to the North Shore, 4,000 feet (1,220 m) above the spectacular Nāpali Coast. Rainbow-colored canyon walls and cool mountain air create an otherworldly ambiance that’s unlike anything you’ve experienced.
We will stop at a couple of the choicest Waimea Canyon overlooks, including one with a view of 800-foot Waipo’o Falls, before beginning our ridge hike from one of the trailheads in Kōkeʻe State Park. There we will enjoy jaw-dropping views of the world-famous Nāpali Coast.
Don’t miss a chance to embark on this Waimea Canyon hike, known for being one of the best hikes in Kauaʻi! Book online today.
In-depth look of the Nāpali Coast from the unique vantage point of a ridge thousands of feet above the ocean!
Bonus stop at 2-3 amazing viewpoints of Waimea Canyon, including Waipo’o Falls cascading 800 feet into the canyon
Guided tour of Koke’e and Waimea Canyon State Parks
Scenic picnic lunch spot of a lifetime
What to Know Before You Go
You must have a reasonable level of fitness and be able to hike up to 12 miles, and you must be able to walk on unpaved, uneven, steep and possibly muddy terrain.
You should not participate in this activity if you have a heart condition, are pregnant, or have an extreme fear of heights.
Meeting locations vary for each tour: You will be sent a meeting location after you book
The temperature here can be 10-20 degrees colder than at sea level, especially with a wind chill, so you should wear layered clothing and comfortable, closed-toe walking shoes.