Hanakapi'ai Beach ~ 4 Miles Roundtrip
Hike: 2 miles from Ke'e Beach. This is also the beginning of the rigorous 11-mile Kalalau Trail.
Difficulty: 3-Moderate - This is a well-maintained, packed dirt trail with occasional uneven, rocky spots.
Hanakapi'ai Falls ~ 8 Miles Roundtrip
Description: A 300-ft waterfall spilling into a large, cool, rocky pool. The hike along the river from the beach is mostly shaded.
Hike: Follow the river 2 miles up from Hanakapi'ai Beach. The trail is uneven, muddy and sometimes slick and requires a couple of rocky river crossings (wading).
Precautions: There may be many bugs, especially toward the end of summer when the guava fruit litters the forest floor.