Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Goatspotting on Kauai

Among the rules to ensure safety when hiking Kaua'i's NaPali Coast is this: Never follow a goat trail.

These smug critters like to chill at the terminus of the Awa'awapuhi Trail, the most popular among the down-and-up, out-and-back trails on the ridges that lead seaward from the upper edges of Waimea Canyon. Provided you manage your time and avoid foul weather, the treks are safe for the careful hiker, unless you  sprain the shutter-finger snapping pictures.

Find driving directions to the trailhead in your Kauai Trailblazer guidebook.