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North Shore Coastal Wildlife Hikes



3-4 hours, from pick up to drop off; 2 – 4 miles RT; 200 ft. elevation gain; Easy/Moderate

Hiking this pristine stretch of undeveloped coastline will give you a sense of what ancient Kaua’i might have felt like, long before tourists left their footprints in the sand. It is in this natural setting that we will have a good chance of seeing the endangered Hawaiian monk seal. We may also see honu (green sea turtles) basking in the sand and migratory seabirds, such as mōlī (Laysan albatross), ʻiwa (great frigatebird), and red-footed boobies soaring overhead.

Our hike hugs the wild coast, taking us over beaches and rocky shorelines for about two miles before reaching a rocky promontory with epic views in both directions. As you study this unspoiled terrain for shells, you’ll also have the opportunity to pick up “marine debris,” washed up from far-flung parts of the world (trash bags provided).