Na'Pali Coast State Park
If you travel to Kaua‘i, book a room at the St. Regis Princeville Resort. From $500. 5520 Ka Haku Rd., Princeville, (808) 826-9644, stregisprinceville.com.
This appeared in the May 2013 issue.
Sudden storms can turn an adventure trek into an arduous slog. Keep yourself dry—and your gear protected—with ExOfficio’s Rain Logic® outerwear.
Swift streams and waterfalls continue to carve these vertiginous and rugged valleys as they pour down into the sea. One of the most stunning wilderness areas on Earth, it also contains ancient Hawaiian ruins of graves, temples, house platforms and terraced fields. The fear factor—and actual dangers—increase past the initial 3.2-kilometer (two-mile) path to Hanakapiai Beach. Only experienced hikers in good condition and with proper gear should venture further along the famous Kalalau Trail. However long you trek, stay on the main path and pack out what you brought in.