Hāʻena & Nāpali Coast Access Information
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.
Hanakāpīʻai Beach & Waterfalls: In order to hike to Hanakāpīʻai beach & Hanakāpīʻai falls visitors need to purchase a park entry reservation for Hāʻena SP. 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 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 are 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 most of 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 show staff your valid Nāpali Coast SWP camping permit.
- Overnight parking is no longer allowed at Hāʻena State Park.
- Overnight campers for the Nāpali Coast SWP must either [1.] arrive by shuttle or [2.] arrange for private drop-off.
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.
- Overnight camping permits for Nāpali Coast SWP are currently available for purchase 2-weeks in advance.
- Closures: July 13-15 due to HDOT closure of Kūhiō Highway.
For those who have existing permits for Nāpali Coast SWP, the Division of State Parks offers you the option of either: [1.] Retaining your current reservation, or [2.] revising your dates of stay. If your permits were valid during the closure period, you may revise your dates of stay for a future date, or apply for a refund.
Kūhiō Highway Construction: 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/
- Anticipated closures of Kūhiō Highway:
- Partial Closure: June 29 (6:30am-10:30am)
- Night Closure: July 1-3 (7:30pm to 5:00am)
- Night Closure: July 8-11 (7:30pm to 5:00am)
- Weekend Closure: July 12 (7:30pm) through July 15 (5:00am)
Frequently Asked Questions
About Hāʻena State Park