Trek the Awa'awapuhi Trail for Na Pali Coast Panoramas

Experience the thrill of Kauai's Awa'awapuhi Trail, where each step on this challenging hike rewards you with unparalleled views of the Na Pali Coast's dramatic cliffs and deep valleys.

Last updated: Mar 2024

    Free access; potential parking or permit fees.


    More than 500 Miles from you


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  1. Begin at the trailhead located in Koke’e State Park on Kauai's west side.
  2. Descend through the trail, enjoying the changing landscapes and occasional wildlife sightings.
  3. Reach the Awa'awapuhi Lookout for breathtaking views of the Nāpali Coast.
  4. Return uphill, taking breaks as needed to enjoy the serene environment.



Koke’e State Park, Kauai, Hawaii

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Packing List

  • Sturdy hiking boots for challenging terrains
  • Water and high-energy snacks for sustenance
  • Sun protection and rain gear for changing weather
  • Camera or smartphone for capturing the stunning vistas