The Kalalau Valley campsites and the 11-mile Kalalau Trail, which was heavily damaged in last yearʻs unprecedented rain and flooding events, remain closed for public safety until repairs to the trail can be completed. Additionally repairs to the highway providing access to Hāʻena and Nāpali may be needed. Hāʻena State Park, the gateway to the Kalalau Trail, also experienced severe damage during the flooding. These repairs will likely take months to complete.
The Miloli‘i section of Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park will reopen for visitation and overnight camping to those with valid permits beginning May 15, 2018. This corresponds to the normal opening day of the summer camping season on Nāpali, when weather and ocean swells are more friendly to maritime access. Miloli‘i can only be accessed by boat.
Hāʻena State Park and the adjacent Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park (including the Kalalau Trail) on Kauai are closed due to flood damage affecting both the parks, as well as the highway and bridges which access the parks. Closures will likely be for an extended period of time, as damage assessments and repairs must be completed.
Nāpali Coast is a very special place. The pali, or cliffs, provide a rugged grandeur of deep, narrow valleys ending abruptly at the sea. Waterfalls and swift flowing streams continue to cut these narrow valleys while the sea carves cliffs at their mouths. Extensive stone walled terraces can still be found on the valley bottoms where Hawaiians once lived and cultivated taro. Learn more about the Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park
July 19, 2018 FLOOD REPAIRS BEGIN NEXT WEEK AT HĀʻENA STATE PARK Historic Flood Event Accelerates Long-Planned Improvements Repairs and upgrades to make Hāʻena State Park more resilient to future floods, as well as to address public safety and accessibility issues, will begin next week. A replacement… Read More »