Hāʻena & Nāpali Coast Access Information
Hawaii hikers


Monitor local surf and weather reports prior to your park visit.

[MAUI] UPDATED 7/12/24 – Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area: Access to the park and cabin is CLOSED until further notice due to the recent Kula wildfire.

[KAUAʻI] UPDATED 7/1/24 – Polihale State Park: Queen's Pond access Road is CLOSED June 17-21 (M-F) for rock placement.  Pedestrian traffic should be aware of heavy equipment traversing through the area.  The park remains open - visitors should access via Cane Top access road and points beyond.

[HAWAI’I] UPDATED 7/1/24 –'Akaka Falls State Park is closed this week for additional repair work. Expected to reopen this weekend 7/6/24.

[KAUAʻI] UPDATED 6/18/24 –Kalalau Trail, Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park: Camping permits held back for local residents during summer, see Kalalau Trail site for more information.

[KAUAʻI] UPDATED 6/18/24 – Kōkeʻe State Park: The gate to Puʻu O Kila Lookout will be closed to vehicular traffic due to road repairs beginning 3/19/24. The lookout will still be accessible by pedestrians, parking is available at Kalalau lookout.

[HAWAI'I] UPDATED 6/18/24 -  West Hawaii State Parks to close early on the 4th of July at 5 PM. Parks effected are: Kekaha Kai SP—Mahai’ula section and Manini’owali (Kua Bay) section, Kiholo SPR, Hapuna Beach SRA and Waialea section

Hāʻena & Nāpali Coast Access Information

Hāʻena State Park is 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, drive-in or shuttle drop-off. Reservations can be made through our partners at GoHaena! We strongly recommend you to review their site BEFORE making reservations.

Go Haena Info

  • Parking and Entry Reservations available 30 days in-advance.
  • Residents free with State of Hawaii ID
  • Non-residents need to purchase both entry and parking reservations. Entry reservations required for everyone in the vehicle.
  • Parking reservations are only good for the time slots indicated. If you want to park for longer than one time slot, you need to purchase additional reservations.

Go Haena Reservations

Hanakāpīʻai Waterfalls: In order to hike to Hanakāpīʻai beach & Hanakāpīʻai waterfall visitors need to purchase a Park Entry Reservation and/or Day-Use Parking Reservation for Hāʻena SP through our partners at GoHaena!  After reaching Hāʻena, visitors can hike along a portion of the famous Kalalau Trail towards Hanakāpīʻai valley to 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.

  • Hike from Hāʻena to Hanakāpīʻai stream & beach is roughly 4-miles round trip.
  • Hike from Hāʻena to Hanakāpīʻai waterfalls is roughly 8-miles round trip.

Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park & Kalalau Trail: The Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park is a rugged remote wilderness park and home to the famous Kalalau Trail. The Kalalau Trail is a breathtaking 11-mile hiking trail extending from the trailhead at Hāʻena State Park along the Nāpali Coast to Kalalau Valley. For a description of the Kalalau Trail click the following link: Kalalau Trail Description.

  • Limited overnight parking is available at Hāʻena SP for campers with overnight permits for Kalalau Valley
    • Overnight parking at Haʻena SP is only allowed for those with valid overnight camping permits for Kalalau.  Permits for Miloliʻi and any location other than Kalalau will not be honored.
    • Camping permits must be acquired from State Parks prior to purchasing overnight parking. 
    • Overnight parking spots are available for purchase up to 90-days in advance.
    • Users are charged for the number of days your vehicle occupies the lot (e.g. a one night stay will require paying for 2 days, a 4 night stay will require paying for 5 days, etc.).
    • If you have a valid Camping Permit for the Nāpali Coast SWP and you plan on parking your car overnight or during the day, you need to reserve an overnight parking spot.  You do not need to make a park entry reservation for Hāʻena SP.
  • Overnight parking is also available at Aliʻi Kai Resort. For more information please call (808) 826-9988
  • Overnight campers for the Nāpali Coast SWP must either:
    1. Arrive by shuttle
    2. Arrange for private drop-off.
    3. Reserve overnight parking after getting a Kalalau camping permit. –

Nāpali Coast SWP Camping Permits: 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.


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