If you travel to the end of Highway 56, you will reach this state park. The park is best known for its three sea caves, Kee ... More
Ha'ena State Park
If you travel to the end of Highway 56, you will reach this state park. The park is best known for its three sea caves, Kee Beach (a lovely swimming and snorkeling spot), and for its hiking trails. The trails here are not extremely rugged; a four-mile hike takes just a few hours. Explore the caves, which (as legend has it) were created by the goddess Pele. Two of the caves, now filled with seawater, were once gathering spots for island chiefs.
We drove to Haenna State Park to disembark on our kayaking trip which was 16 miles along the coast that is only accessible by boat, hike or seen in a helicopter.
This experience was one of a lifetime for me. We had been to Kauai 4 times before and each time said that we had wanted to do this trip, but never did. But.......finally we did it and it was unbelievably scary at first as the waves to me were monstors. We don't have waves in Vermont!!!! Our guides and leaders were the best. We kayaked into caves and under waterfalls, had lunch on a deserted beach and hiked to another fresh water fall, found some noni fruits, and paddled our hearts out. It was terrific and I would do it again.
The park was close to the trail head of the Kalaulau trail. There was wonderful snorkeling, dry caves, wet caves (and a special place called 'the blue room'), tunnels, camping, snack bar and wonderful people.
Arranged around an old fashioned, red roofed building in the center of tiny Hanalei, this place is nothing like the
busy shopping malls on the mainland. It has apparel and accessory stores, eateries, specialty stores, a grocery store and ...
The tiny town of Hanalei now boasts two shopping centers: red roofed Ching Young Village and diminutive Dolphin Center. The
latter is housed in a pastel building that used to be a schoolhouse, just off the highway. There are ...