Kauai Hiking at its Best
Kauai north shore hikes are world-renowned, and many hikers choose Hanalei Colony as their convenient home base for hiking excursions. A number of leisurely family-friendly hiking trails are located just minutes away, and our Kauai resort is the closest to the spectacular Napali Coast—site of the most famous and challenging of all Kauai hikes. For experienced hikers, the 11-mile Kalalau Trail beckons with promises of a truly unforgettable hiking experience. One of the most famed hiking trails in the world, it clings to the sheer Napali cliffs starting at Ke'e Beach and ending at Kalalau Beach. Hikers from around the world visit Kauai just to conquer this incredible trail, originally carved out of the mountains by the ancient Hawaiians. Strenuous and more than a bit frightening at times, the Kalalau Trail should not be undertaken without thorough research and preparation. But the rewards are breathtaking--pristine beaches, remote waterfalls, and a rugged coastline known the world over for its magnificent peaks and valleys.
Many of our guests describe their Kauai hikes as "legendary." There are a variety of guided hikes on Kauai, featuring expert guides who can enhance your hiking experience by sharing information on the plants, animals, and culture of the island. Whether on your own or with a guide, you'll love exploring Kauai's hiking trails. Then head back to Hanalei Colony and relax in our comfortable Kauai suites.
Hanalei Colony's concierge staff is available to make personal recommendations and assist with your activity arrangements, including Kauai hikes. Fill out our activity form here.