Info & FAQ's

Princeville Shuttle to and from Hāena State Park 

Morning shuttles leaving Princeville heading towards Hāena State Park (HSP) depart at 6:30a, 7:30a, 8:30a.

Returning shuttles leave HSP on a first come first serve basis every 20 minutes until the last shuttle leaves HSP at 6:40 pm. Princeville guests will transfer to the Princeville shuttle in Hanalei town. Shuttles from Hanalei town to Princeville leave every 20 minutes. Shuttles will take guests to their final destination/resort.

Princeville Shuttle Schedule:

Reminder: NO parking at Princeville Makai Golf Club, you must secure a ride from your resort or enjoy a short walk.

Princeville Map with Shuttle Pick-Up: 

1. You MUST ride the shuttle for park entry: Park attendants will not accept shuttle tickets for entry if not on shuttle. 

2. Please check-in at the Makai Golf Club Shuttle Pick-Up 10 minutes before departure.

3. NO public parking at Makai Golf Club, plan to be dropped-off (check with your resort) or enjoy the short walk.

4. Return Trip is first come first serve.

Small beach gear is ok (folding chairs, snorkel gear, umbrellas). NO large items such as surfboards, large coolers, etc. You may need to carry some items on your lap or by your feet. No storage at the park. Do not leave belongings on the shuttle.

Princeville Shuttle pass includes entry to Hā’ena State Park, visiting Kē’ē Beach and hiking to Hanakāpī’ai Beach and Waterfall.  Hiking past Hanakāpī’ai valley along the coastal Kalalau Trail requires a camping permit.  Read safety/trail warnings below prior to purchase.

Shuttle reservations sold ROUNDTRIP.  $40 ages 16+, $25 ages 4-15, and ages 0-3 free on lap.  10% cancel fee for all cancellations. *Cancellations requested within 48 hours of your scheduled reservation time are nonrefundable. 

Contact us: email for fastest response.  System Manager voicemail is 808-635-8370.

Shuttles reduce traffic and support community projects / jobs, Learn more: About Us. Mahalo for your support!

Plan Your Visit

Current Conditions 

Princeville morning shuttle drop-off is 0.4 miles walk to Kē’ē Beach & Kalalau Trailhead. 

SAFETY: Bring extra water, covered shoes, hat, sun/bug protection, extra clothes. Expect slippery / muddy conditions (wet rocks) year-round.  Do not hike with baby carriers. Wear proper hiking footwear as sandals / “flipflops” can lead to injury.  Do NOT cross stream if water is rushing or murky. If stream levels rise, SHELTER IN PLACE until safe to cross.  No cell service and no hiker rescue due to high stream levels.  Enter ocean only at Kē‘ē Beach before the trail starts, NOT Hanakāpī’ai Beach! Year round, lifeguards close Kē‘ē Beach if unsafe, review lifeguard safety tips.

TRAIL: Very difficult, especially for elderly/young due to constant steep ascent/descent which start right at trailhead. Hikes are: 4 miles roundtrip to beach (allow 4+hrs), 8 miles roundtrip to falls (allow 8+hrs).  Waterfall hike has stream crossings, expect slow going (experienced hikers only).  Allow faster hikers to pass. No speakers or drones. Archaeological sites are historical and protected by law.  Do not pick up rocks, do not sit on or disassemble rock walls.  PDF trail map / brochure  Hawaii State Parks Kalalau Trail Website  Kalalau Trail safety video 

OCEAN:  Only enter at Kē‘ē Beach. Clip: Hanakāpī’ai wave hits bystandersUse reef safe sunscreen. Do not approach wildlife or walk on reef. Ask lifeguards about conditions.  Expect rough ocean October to April. 

Be Prepared: Check and recheck Current Conditions. Watch safety videos, read trail info.

*No refunds for poor conditions, trail closure, or beach closure.  Refunds are provided if shuttle service is suspended.