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Hikes in Kauai

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Anyone know of a good dayhike there. Working on Fri but I am off on Sat-sun. A 5 mile dayhike would be perfect.
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not much posted yet, might google for more info on these http://hikearizona.com/map.php?QX=1618
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waimea canyon and polihale state park areas have tons of trails with great views. :)
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We too are headed to Kaua'i very soon. I would ask around about current conditions though. Last week there was around 50 (yes fifty) inches of rain. From what I read a lot of areas are still closed. (Mostly on the northside of the island)
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Two decades ago we really liked the Hanakapi'ai Falls trail (off of Kalalau trail but that part was kind of busy...) and the Nualolo Trail - Awaawapuhi Trail Loop but these may be in the area closed?
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ChefTIO wrote:We too are headed to Kaua'i very soon. I would ask around about current conditions though. Last week there was around 50 (yes fifty) inches of rain. From what I read a lot of areas are still closed. (Mostly on the northside of the island)
It is amazing to see the different micro climates on this island. I was there in feb of this year. I was at poipu beach(south side). Hardly had any rain but northern part got a lot of rain and some hikers were stranded there and had to be air-lifted :o . Waimea canyon area also is very dry part of the island :) . Most of the rain ends up on Waialeale mountain and some on northern portion of the island.
one practical tip is to pay attention when you make reservations for water sports. Due to weather, if they get cancelled, they reschedule them to the next day. But if you are travelling back from the island and can't make the re-scheduled date, you won't get your money back :o
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I know that most of Ke'e Beach is currently closed, because of washed out section. Unsure if the access to Kalalau Trail is restricted. http://thegardenisland.com/kee-jpg/imag ... 8f2ed.html They should have this repaired soon as this is a popular attraction.

Our goal is to hike to Hanakapi'ai Falls and then to different parts of Waimea Canyon on a different day.

We do have plans for a catamaran and helicopter excursions, but will wait til the week before leaving to book to get an idea on what the weather will be like. This will be the first time flying in a helicopter with doors off........ :scared:
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ChefTIO wrote:This will be the first time flying in a helicopter with doors off........
You'll love it! It's a rush. Did it as a teenager in an army helicopter to the top of a mountain in the Huachucas....
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Thanks for the replies. Went fishing instead as the marlin and mahi were on. I will hike in a couple of months when I go back in June.
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