Kauai Hiking Tours and Trails
Hiking Tours are spectacular on Kauai.
If Kauai tours are spectacular, then Kauai "hiking" tours are at the highest level of spectacular.
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If the phrases nature tours, hiking trips, hiking trails, eco-tours, bird watching, walking tours, rainforests hikes or adventure hiking are enough to send a tingle up your spine, then these activities on Kauai are certain to generate an electric pulse throughout your entire system.
Kauai was the first of the major Hawaiian Islands to rise from the ocean floor and it was the first to become extinct some 5 million years ago. Nature has also had the most time to carve her spectacular features providing the unbelievable landscape for Kauai's sensational hiking tours.
Kauai boasts the wettest spot on the planet at Mount EleEle averaging over 400 inches a year. The tremendous rainfall has produced the most remarkable sheer valleys, razor sharp ridges descending to the sea and most amazing array of waterfalls to be assembled anywhere in the world. The extreme sea and wave action has also had a tremendous effect upon Kauai's spectacular coastline producing the famous Na Pali coast with pristine cliffs and caves stretching 11 miles on Kauai's northern shore.
Here are some examples of some of the most exciting hikes available to you on Kauai:
- Kauai Mahaulepu Coast Nature Hike
Walk the islands intriguing, wild southern coast. Encounter the most extensive record of Hawaii's natural history and cultural past. - Easy 2.5 mile, 4 hour walk.
- Sleeping Giant Mountain Excursion Hike
Hike the summit of mythical Sleeping Giant Mountain. View the entire eastern half of Kauai. Visit Wailua River Valley's archaeological remains of Hawaiian ceremonial structures.
- Waimea Canyon Hike
Enter the Grand Canyon of the Pacific. Hike through a native forest into the island's volcanic interior to encounter Kauai's ecological wonder and geologic past.
- Na Pali Hiking Adventure. Hike Kauai's most spectacular coast beyond Princeville and the Hanalei Valley.
Tom's Tips - Hiking Kauai Trails and Tours
- Here’s a tip I’m sure you’ll appreciate. Go take a Hike! The splendor of Kauai is in its abundant natural surroundings. No activity says “Nature” more than hiking. Being in nature is of course, our natural state. Its where we came from; it's our roots. Nothing sooths the soul in quite the same way as a hike in the woods, a walk along the coast or through a path in the jungle. Kauai has it all, and essentially has it for everybody. You can hike the rugged 8 mile or so Kalalau Trail to the Hanakapiai Valley with its spectacular 300-foot waterfall or you can take an easy stroll suitable for all ages to the Limahuli Valley and Gardens and see the Pacific Botanical Tropical Garden of Lawai. Kauai has many hiking treasures, and we can arrange one that will be just perfect for you.
- Hike the rugged, historic Kalalau Trail into interior Hanakapiai Valley with its majestic 300-foot waterfall.
- On the Na Pali Hiking Uplands Volcano-Mountain Forest Trek - you will experience the oldest portion of Kauai's original shield volcano. Journey through a mature native forest and view the spectacular Na Pali Coast.
Kauai Nature Tours is a hiking adventure company of a different color. Not only does Kauai Natue Tours take you to beautiful locations of the island for an invigorating hike, but they provide information about what you are seeing and experiencing from a scientific perspective. Your guides are actually all scientists in the real world and cover a range of disciplines including geography, environmental science, biology, geography, botany and more. These tours are educational and informative as well
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Kayak Kauai Outbound is and adventure company on the island of Kauai in the truest sense of the word. They combine hiking on many of their trips with kayaking and other adventure sports. Hiking is one of the specialties of Kayak Kauai Outbound however and they offer multiple hikes across the island varying in length of hike, time of hike and difficulty of hike. One of the easiest hikes offered by Kayak Kauai is the three hour hike to the Pacific Botanical Tropical Garden of Lawai. Here you will follow a well maintained trail into a beautifully landscaped area which is a restored ancient Hawaiian Taro patch. This rated "moderate" hike will take you the Sleeping Giant of Nounou. This hike takes you to the mountain ridges behind the area of Kapaa and much of your trek will be through huge groves of Norfolk Pines. If you have more of an interest in Kauai's west side you will enjoy another moderate hike into the Waimea Canyon which is fondly referred to as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific. This hike truly gives you a chance to enjoy the mountain ridges and valleys of these areas with an added bonus of stopping at hike's end at a fragrant ginger covered waterfall and pool. For those more interested in a more strenuous hiking experience you won't be disappointed in the trek along the Na Pali coastline to the Hanakapiai Valley. This eight mile hike is one of the most famous in all of Hawaii and you'll visit the isolated areas of Kauai that were in ancient Hawaiian times some of the most populated areas of the island. Yet another fairly strenuous hike offered by Kayak Kauai Outbound is the Nu'alolo Awa'awapuhi Loop trail hike which involves six to eight hours of trail time near the area of Koke'e above the Waimea Canyon.
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Outfitters Kauai is fond of providing you with multiple activities during the same tour experience and hiking is an activity they combine with zip lining, kayaking, a motorized farm-wagon, swimming and rope swinging. Dreaming up magical tours is not a creative faculty that has gone dormant in the minds of the Outfitters Kauai staff. This day you will experience with them is certainly one that you will remember for some time to come. You will begin with a two mile paddle up the Huleia River on the Kipu Ranch which is so beautiful that it has been the filming location for some of Hollywood's famous blockbuster movies. Next you'll find yourself hiking along the river to a spot with an overhanging rope swing which will allow you to swing out over the river for an exciting jump. Another hike will lead you up some meadows and through the forest to an awaiting motorized farm wagon which will take you to your zipline launch location. A further hike up a ridge and you are at the site of one of the most beautiful forest pools and waterfalls you could ever imagine. This time an even larger rope swing will await you and after your plunge you will be hiking again back to the river, this time to board a motorized canoe back down river to your original starting point.
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Princeville Ranch Adventures offers adventures in Hiking on Kauai's spectacular North Shore in the region of Hanalei. The company was founded by David and Denise Carswell. David was born and raised on the island and his family dates back generations to the early 1800's to one of the original missionaries to come to Kauai, Abner Wilcox. David, having grown up on the island had firsthand knowledge of all the fun Kauai had to offer and through his experience he was able to put together some absolutely spectacular adventures, many of which include hiking, to tantalize the island visitors that he now serves. The Zipline tours are perhaps the cornerstone of his operation and offer an undeniably exciting way to experience the beauty of Kauai's North Shore. Hiking these areas and along its streams rounds out the complete adventure package and its sister company, Princeville Ranch Stables, provides a horseback riding experience as well. The Princeville area of the island is just next to the region of Hanalei and is one of the very most beautiful places to be found on the island.
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Kauai Hiking - Kauai has more hiking trails than any other island. Hiking on Kauai is a source of great enjoyment but also can be dangerous so be careful where you choose to hike. We do have a number of companies that specialize in taking good care of you while hiking the island. You can choose one but also understand that there are many places you can go on your own if you do your homework first and exercise caution. There are a number of moderate hikes in the 1 to 4 mile length and some absolutely mammoth hikes that can extend up to as much as 22 miles in length while attaining a height of almost ‘5000. Should you decide to hike on your own please check your local book store or comb the internet for detailed, up-to-date and accurate information on the varied hikes that are available.