Weather

The weather can make or break a trip to Kalalau.  There’s no way to determine the weather months ahead of time when you purchase your permit and plane tickets.  If your trip ends up being during a storm, the trail may be closed. If a storm comes while you are at Kalalau, you could be trapped behind a swollen stream. Don’t do something stupid and risk your life to catch a plane.  Plan ahead.  Make sure you leave plenty of time just in case.

Story of 27 backpackers that survived Kalalau during the storm of a century

Story of 27 backpackers that survived Kalalau during the storm of a century

The story of 27 backpackers that survived Kalalau during the storm of a century…. Story, Photos & Video by: Lani…
Is the Kalalau Trail open today?

Is the Kalalau Trail open today?

One of the most common questions asked is “Is the trail open today?” or “Will the trail re-open by tomorrow?” Trail…
Hikers Risk Lives Trying to Cross Swollen Stream: Video

Hikers Risk Lives Trying to Cross Swollen Stream: Video

As was reported by many news agencies this week, there were several hikers stranded along the Kalalau Trail on Tuesday,…
And again….. 32 Kalalau Trail Hikers Airlifted to Safety

And again….. 32 Kalalau Trail Hikers Airlifted to Safety

The Kaua‘i Fire Department airlifted 32 stranded hikers from the Kalalau Valley Wednesday evening after rising waters made the Hanakapiai…
When the Kalalau Trail is closed

When the Kalalau Trail is closed

On occasion parts of the Kalalau Trail is closed to visitors. Sometimes this is due to trail maintenance or a…
The Danger of Swollen Streams

The Danger of Swollen Streams

There are several stream crossings along the Kalalau Trail. These water crossings can be a great place to take a…
62 People airlifted from Kalalau on Christmas Eve

62 People airlifted from Kalalau on Christmas Eve

The Kaua‘i Fire Department has airlifted over 60 people from the Kalalau Valley today after multiple streams became impassable. One…
Stranded on the Kalalau Trail Video

Stranded on the Kalalau Trail Video

December 2014, Andy and I went on a backpacking trip on Kauai's scenic Kalalau Trail. Little did we know that…
10 people stranded

10 people stranded

County spokeswoman Sarah Blane said the Kauai Fire Department reported about 10 individuals were stranded on the far side of…
Kalalau Trail Hiker Swept Down Hanakoa Stream

Kalalau Trail Hiker Swept Down Hanakoa Stream

On Friday, 2 days after the Kalalau Trail was closed due to Storms Iselle and Julio approaching, a 19-year old…
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