The difficulty of this trail and remote location of Kalalau Valley make this a pristine nature experience off the beaten trail.
Some say that Na Pali is one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world.
That said, there are many sources of food down the Na Pali. We are hoping to backpack the Kalalua trail in the middle of March, 2008.
Do you know if you need a permit that time of the year?
I am cautious to say it's OK to harvest because this is a public forum and some might take offense.
The trail and facilities are rugged; some eroded areas are very narrow over cliffs that are hundreds of feet high.
CAMPING PERMITS The Kalalau Trail is currently OPEN for hiking. Call the DLNR for more info: (808) 274-3444 Hawaii DLNR Main (info may not be current).
DLNR State Parks Fees and Permits Latest info about campsite closures from DLNR.
Read the latest article from The Garden Island Newspaper about funding for fixing the Kalalau trail.