How do I get to the Kalalau Trail?

All the parking rules have changed for Hā’ena State Park and the Kalalau Trail. The park is limited to 900 visitors per day. Here’s a summary of how you can get to the trail.

Kauai North Shore Shuttle – $11 (Recommended): The shuttle will pick you up at Princeville Makai Golf Club or Waipa Park and Ride. The price is round-trip and includes your Hā’ena State Park reservation fee. Kids under 2 years old ride free. More information or to make reservations go to: https://kauainsshuttle.com/

Park at Hā’ena State Park – $5: Limited parking vouchers are available.  There are only 100 parking stalls.  30 of the stalls are reserved for locals, leaving only 70 stalls available for visitors.   You can reserve a parking voucher for $5 at: https://www.gohaena.com/ (Note: If it won’t let you select a voucher for the day and time specified, they are sold out for that time.  Choose another date or time.) You can reserve a park for the morning (6:30am-12:30pm) or afternoon (12:30pm-5:30pm). If you’d like to stay all day, you’ll have to purchase two reservations.

Taxi, Uber or private drop-off – $1: You can be dropped off at Hā’ena State Park with an entry voucher.  Get one for $1 at:  https://www.gohaena.com/  (Note: If it won’t let you select a voucher for the day and time specified, they are sold out for that time.  Choose another date or time.) There is no cell service at the park so you’ll need to pre-arrange a pick-up for your return trip.

Walk or Bike in – $1: You can walk or bike into Hā’ena State Park with an entry voucher.  Get one for $1 at:  https://www.gohaena.com/  (Note: If it won’t let you select a voucher for the day and time specified, they are sold out for that time.  Choose another date or time.)

Note: Locals are not required to pay the visitor reservation fee. 30 parking spots are reserved for locals on a first come-first served basis.

Kalalau Trail overnight permit holders: Overnight parking is an issue. There is no overnight parking allowed at the trail head. There is limited overnight parking currently allowed through Aliʻi Kai Resort in Princeville. Call (808) 826-9988 for details and reservations. Finding legal overnight parking anywhere else on the North Shore is a problem. If you are staying at a hotel the night before you hike, I’d suggest arranging something with your hotel if they allow it. Or, ditch the rental car and taxi/uber/bus into the trail head. Hopefully the overnight parking situation will be fixed in the future but for now, it is a problem.

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