Hāʻena & Nāpali Coast Access Information
|PLEASE READ: The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) advises the public of temporary full closures on Kuhio Highway (Route 560) at Mile Marker 1 (the hill approaching Hanalei Bridge). The full closures will last approximately 30 minutes starting at 7:30 a.m. continuing hourly Monday, Dec. 16 through Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019. (Click the following link for more specific information: HDOT Closures Dec 16-19, 2019|
NEW ACCESS REQUIREMENTS ARE IN EFFECT FOR HAENA & NAPALI COAST STATE PARKS
Hāʻena State Park: Hāʻena State Park (SP) is now subject to daily visitor limits and visitation requires advanced reservations. Park users are required to make online reservations prior to arrival for walk-in & bike-in entry, private vehicle parking, or shuttle transportation. State of Hawaiʻi residents are not subject to the new park fees or reservation system. See below for information regarding the Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park (SWP), the Kalalau Trail, as well as, Hanakāpīʻai beach, stream and waterfalls. For more information regarding the recent park improvements and access please see the Hāʻena State Park webpage and the Hāʻena State Park Master Plan.
NOTE: As of August 1, 2019 DAY-USE PARKING AND ENTRY IS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE 30 DAYS IN ADVANCE. Parking reservations are only good for the time slots indicated during purchase. If you want to park for longer than one time slot, you need to purchase additional reservations. For example: If you want to be at the from park opening until sunset, you’ll need to purchase all three time slots. Please Note: Not all time slots may be available on a given date. Be prepared to present a valid (printed or digital) parking voucher with the appropriate date and time upon entrance.
Hanakāpīʻai Beach & Waterfalls: In order to hike to Hanakāpīʻai beach & Hanakāpīʻai falls visitors need to purchase a park entry reservation for Hāʻena SP. (Note: Entry passes are not required for those who arrive at the park via the North Shore Shuttle.) Once at Hāʻena SP visitors can then hike along a portion of the famous Kalalau Trail towards Hanakāpīʻai valley. Once visitors reach Hanakāpīʻai there are a few options: enjoy lounging by the stream, relax by the beach, or head “mauka” (inland) to visit Hanakāpīʻai waterfalls. If you want to continue hiking along the Kalalau Trail past Hanakāpīʻai valley you need to purchase a camping permit for Nāpali Coast SWP. The hike from Hāʻena SP to Hanakāpīʻai stream & beach is roughly 4-miles round trip. Hanakāpīʻai ‘falls is roughly 8-miles round trip from Hāʻena SP.
Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park & Kalalau Trail: The Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park is a rugged and remote wilderness park and is home to the famous Kalalau Trail. The Kalalau Trail is a breathtaking 11-mile hiking trail that extends from the trailhead at Hāʻena State Park through the Nāpali Coast SWP to Kalalau Valley. The first section of the Kalalau Trail is the 2-mile stretch from Hāʻena SP to Hanakāpīʻai valley. For a description of the Kalalau Trail click the following link: Kalalau Trail Description.
- If you have a valid Camping Permit for the Nāpali Coast SWP, you do not need to make a park entry reservation for Hāʻena SP.
- Upon arrival to Hāʻena SP present your valid Nāpali Coast SWP Camping Permit.
- Overnight Parking at Hāʻena State Park is now available for those with valid Nāpali Coast Camping Permits. Overnight Parking spots are purchased separately from camping permits and are available through gohaena.com. Note: Overnight parking spots are available for purchase up to 90 days in advance. Users will be charged for the number of days your vehicle occupies the lot (e.g. a 1-night stay requires paying for 2-days, a 4-night stay will require paying for 5-days, etc.).
- Overnight parking at Aliʻi Kai Resort in Princeville is now available in coordination with the North Shore Shuttle. For more information please call (808) 826-9988
- Overnight campers for the Nāpali Coast SWP must either:
- Arrive by shuttle (click here: https://kauainsshuttle.com/)
- Arrange for private drop-off.
- Reserve overnight parking.
Nāpali Coast SWP Camping Permits: With the ongoing construction and expected closures to Kūhiō Highway the Division of State Parks and the public have to be flexible and patient with the management of overnight camping permits for the Nāpali Coast SWP. Our goal is to ensure that permits are not sold during periods when Hāʻena State Park and Nāpali Coast SWP will be inaccessible due to road closures. Camping permits will be made available at the discretion of the Division of State Parks for periods when there is anticipated to be no concerns accessing the parks. We understand these permits are in high-demand and that scheduling remains difficult during these times. We ask that you please be patient as we all work together to recover from the impacts the April 2018 floods.
- As of August 1, 2019 Overnight Camping Permits are available for purchase 90 DAYS IN ADVANCE.
- Overnight Camping Permits are available online, Click Here: Hawaii State Parks Camping Permits
Kūhiō Highway Construction: The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) advises the public of temporary full closures on Kuhio Highway (Route 560) at Mile Marker 1 (the hill approaching Hanalei Bridge). The full closures will last approximately 30 minutes starting at 7:30 a.m. continuing hourly Monday, Dec. 16 through Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019. (Click the following link for more specific information: HDOT Closures Dec 16-19, 2019
On Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, the work involving the temporary full closures will end at 2 p.m. On Wednesday, the work will end at 12 p.m. Temporary full closures are expected to start at the times in the table below.
Prospective park visitors should expect to encounter significant delays accessing Hāʻena State Park as roadwork continues along Kūhiō Highway. For current conditions please consult the State of Hawaii Department of Transportation website at https://hidot.hawaii.gov/highways/2018-kuhio-highway-emergency-repairs/
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