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  • Location   All trail heads are located 25 minutes or less, inland from coastal Kapaa town, on the east side of Kauai island. After booking, you will be emailed and sent a text message with exact directions to the trail head.

  • Timing   Tours start at the trail head at 9:30 a.m. This gives you time to eat a nice breakfast before we hit the trail.  Our hikes are designed to take about 4 hours, ending back at your car just when you start to get hungry for lunch. Depending on hiker's preference and pace, most hikes can be accomplished in 2-3 hours.

  • Waivers   All hikers will be required to sign a liability waiver at the trail head, prior to hiking.

  • Ability   No hiking experience is necessary, but you must be comfortable walking on uneven ground, and you must be physically fit - no heart, back, knee or hip issues.

  • Footwear   Wear whatever shoes you find comfortable for walking on muddy, slippery, uneven ground. (I wear running sneakers).

  • Clothing   Due to humidity and rapidly changing weather, you will break a sweat, and you may get rained on.

  • Water   Do bring at least one quart of water per person.

  • Food   There will be time to stop and snack. If you'd like to bring a full picnic lunch, that's fine too - just let your guide know and we can plan accordingly.

  • Restrooms   Unfortunately, there are no restrooms at the trail heads nor on the trails. Make sure you go beforehand.

  • Sunscreen and Bug Spray   All trails have a mix of sunny and shaded sections (which may have mosquitoes). Please plan accordingly.

  • Weather   Kauai weather can be fickle. In general, our hiking tours go out rain or shine. If we determine weather is hazardous, we may cancel the tour and guests may be rescheduled.

  • Special Requests   We are pretty flexible. It never hurts to ask!

  • Tipping Guides   Never expected, always very appreciated!

  • Cancellations   Cancellations made one week or more prior to the tour date will receive 75% refund. Cancellation/changes or no-shows that fall outside of this policy will be charged the full amount of the tour.

  • More Questions?   Read Specific Hike Details or Contact us now!