Camping and hiking the Na Pali Coast of Kauai has become one of the most popular adventures for those visiting the island as well as residents. The strenuous 11 mile hike into Kalalau Valley is both fascinating and foreboding. This hike is often given a high rate of difficulty due to the terrain and is not recommended for those that are not physically up to the challenge. If you plan on hiking beyond Hanakoa Valley, you will need to obtain a camping permit. There are many other ways to see the Na Pali Coast, such as by air or by sea. If you would like to get up close and personal on an adventurous exploration of the Na Pali Coast, try Kauai boat tours.
Where to get your camping permit:
There are two ways to obtain camping permits for the Na Pali Coast State Park:
1. Apply ONLINE.
2. Apply in person at the State Parks & Recreation Department located in Lihue (see map).
Rates: $20 per person per night for non residents / $15 per person per night for residents.
Maximum Length of Stay: Camping along the Kalalau Trail is limited to no more than 5 consecutive nights (no 2 consecutive nights can be spent at Hanakoa Valley). Camping at Miloli’i Valley is limited to 3 consecutive nights.
**Please note that camping on the Na Pali Coast is extremely popular. It is recommended that you book your trip one year in advance.**