From deep and mysterious valleys to soaring pinnacles overlooking the Pacific Ocean thousands of feet below, the rugged and lush island has a great Kauai hiking tours for hikers of all ages and abilities. For those who prefer a guided tour experience, several friendly and knowledgeable companies provide exceptional services including shuttle pickups, informative tours, and light refreshments. Whether you wish to tackle the rugged Na Pali Coast or explore the wilds of Kaua‘i’s interior, they are sure to have the Kauai hiking tour for you.
Na Pali Cliff Tops
Gain a unique vantage of the famed north shore of Kaua‘i with this guided Kauai hiking tour of the Koke`e Mountains, 4,000’ above the valleys of the Na Pali Coast below. From these soaring heights you will be able to look down into the steep and narrow valleys that form this iconic coastline, as well as glimpsing native birds in the native forests that grow here. Your tour includes stops in the charming towns of Hanapēpē and Waimea, as well as sightseeing at Waimea Canyon. At 6 miles roundtrip you can count on a full day (6-7 hours), with some rigorous climbing (2,000’ elevation gain on the return). Moderate to difficult.
South Shore Coast Hike
This easy tour takes you along the dunes, limestone formations, and native plant species that frequent Kaua‘i’s southern shore. Explore Kaua‘i’s famous lithified cliffs and search for incredibly preserved ancient marine fossils, then marvel at the incredible views of the last undeveloped land on this sun-soaked coast.
North Shore Wildlife Hike
Explore the rocky northern coastline around Kilauea Point with this 4-mile moderate hike. Along the way you will learn about native flora and fauna, and then have a chance to meet resting Hawaiian monk seals, glimpse nesting albatross, and sight majestic frigate birds and red-footed boobies floating overhead. The hike hugs the coast and is available with an optional snorkeling excursion (weather permitting).
Kuilau Ridge Kauai Hiking Tours
A nature lover’s dream, this guided Kauai hiking begins at the Keahua Arboretum and works its way over three miles (roundtrip) to Mt. Waialeale, one of the wettest spots on Earth with more than 400” of annual rainfall. You will walk through forests of blue gum and eucalyptus trees, encounter native flowers and birds, and be treated to amazing views of Kaua‘i’s rugged mountains. An optional 4×4 adventure to Waialeale Crater is available.
Kaua‘i Hiking Tours, one of the premium providers of guided hikes on Kaua‘i, is also able to design a custom excursion just for you, based on your group’s interests and abilities. Contact them or one of the other reputable tour operators to make your reservation today!