The Kalalau Trail is a precipitous, slippery, sometimes outright terrifying hiking track that hugs 18 miles of the Na Pali Coast State Wilderness Park in northern Kauai. Weather patterns here are legendarily volatile: the NPS website warns potential hikers, in capital letters, of “FALLING ROCKS, FLASH FLOODS, AND HAZARDOUS CLIFFS”). But thousands of intrepid travelers make the pilgrimage here, for a single reason: the most beautiful scenery to be found almost anywhere in Hawaii. Only you can decide if the view of a double rainbow arching over the sea from a thick palm jungle is worth the trek. Just make sure you’re standing on solid ground while you think about it.
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