Part of Hawaii, Kauai is a spectacular island with amazing scenery.
There are numerous major waterfalls on the island, some visible from
the road, some from the air, and many that you can hike to. Some of
these hikes are short hikes from the road, and others can take all
day, or longer. One of my favorite hikes on Kauai starts with a kayak
trip up the Wailua River, which is then followed by a hike further
inland to Secret Falls. There are many hikes through the Hanalei
river valley, and Mount Wai'ale'ale is visible from much of the
island. Waimea Canyon is particularly breathtaking and is often called the
grand canyon of the pacific.
Guides, and Information for Kauai Hiking
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Hiking. The Kauai
Hikes page lists several interesting hikes on Kauai including
hikes to Secret Falls, the Kukui Trail, the Kuilau Ridge Trail, and
the Kalalau Trail along the Na Pali coast. You will also find
information on guidebooks, links to other information about Kauai, and
other information needed to help plan your visit to
When I visited Kauai I used The Ultimate
Kauai Guidebook: Kauai Revealed by Andrew Doughty and Harriett
Friedman. I found it to be the best guide to Kauai out there and I
highly recommend it. The book is not a hiking guide, although it does
provide information on couple of hikes. For detailed information on
individual hikes, you may want additional guides.