Park Conditions

Current Conditions



State Park’s Kalalau Trail safety video


Want to swim? Swim at Kē‘ē Beach by the lifeguard stand.

Lifeguards will post signs if Kē‘ē Beach is unsafe for swimming. Always feel free to talk to lifeguards about current conditions.


Swimming NOT RECOMMENDED at Hanakāpī‘ai Beach (2 miles up Kalalau Trail)

Hanakāpī‘ai Beach has no lifeguards, unpredictable currents & rogue waves.  It is a long way from help with no cell service.  There have been many injuries and drownings at this place.

News Clip of Hanakāpī’ai Beach’s Danger  



Looking for other cultural activities? Try visit our amazing nonprofit Project partners:


Hui Maka‘āinana O Makana

Cultural stewardship with lo’i kalo (taro) volunteer activities at Hā‘ena State Park, and developer of Hawaii’s first Community-Based Subsistance Fishing Area (CBSFA).


Limahuli National Tropical Botanical Garden

Built on the footprint of Hawaiian ancestors, Limahuli is one of the most biodiverse valleys in the Hawaiian Islands. This is just a short walk away from the Park, reservations recommended.


Waipā Foundation

Providing cultural stewardship and educational opportunities while supporting local food systems. Visit their grab-and-go locally-made store/fridge for delicious food just a short walk or drive west of the shuttle Park & Ride lot.


The Hanalei Initiative

Community-led, Government-supported solutions for the north shore including the park’s access system and much more. Stop by the Hanalei Initiative Creative Center (HICC) coworking space at the Hanalei Center (upstairs above Bar Acuda) for all your office needs.

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