0.7 Miles / 1.1 km
Time to Hike:
~21 minutes
Surface Type:
Hanalei, Hawaii
22.213076, -159.496211
July 03, 2022
July 20, 2022
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13 '

Total Change
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Black Pot & Hanalei Beach in Hanalei, Hawaii (Kauai) is an easy 0.7-mile out-and-back beach access walk that leads to both Black Pot Beach and Hanalei Beach and features stunning views of Hanalei Bay and its surrounding mountain ranges.

This is not a hike, but rather a beach walk that follows the shoreline for approximately 0.35-miles one-way. Hikers, visitors, and beach-goers can setup shop on the beach to chill out or swim or choose to walk the lengthy Hanalei Beach, which can be several miles out-and-back if you wish. Views from Black Pot and Hanalei Beaches include docked boats in the bay, the surrounding mountain ranges with lush rainforests, a massive 2,800-foot waterfall that cascades down one of these mountains, and usually some paddleboarders cruising around the bay.

Visitors will find parking at the Black Pot Beach Park parking lot at the coordinates provided. There are two main lots which both hold a couple dozen vehicles each; however, parking fills up quickly, so show up early to claim a spot. There are other parking lots for Hanalei Beach which can be found along Weke Rd in Hanalei.

Respecting the Land
Hawaiian land is considered sacred to native Hawaiians and many locals, so please stay on-trail, take nothing but photos, and leave nothing but footprints. Respect the locals - don't stay for long and have a backup hike planned in case the parking lot is full.

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  1. Parking

    22.213076, -159.496211
  2. Main Trailhead

    22.212762, -159.496793
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0.7 miles / 1.1 km
Trail added
July 03, 2022
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July 03, 2022
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July 20, 2022
0.7 miles / 1.1 km
July 02, 2022

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