Backpacking to Kaluahaula Camp via Kauai’s Kukui Trail

A hike to the bottom of the Waimea Canyon, the Grand Canyon of the Pacific

René Rosendahl
11 min readJul 18, 2019

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I’ve been to Kauai many times and have always wondered what backpacking there would be like. Ever since seeing an article in Backpacker Magazine about the Kukui trail to Lonomea Camp (issue Jan 2019, p. 24f, “Paradise Found”), I’ve had an overnight trek down to the floor of the Waimea Canyon on my bucket list. (One day, I’ll attempt the Kalalau trail, but I’m not quite there yet.)

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René Rosendahl

Thinker, writer, product guy, developer, and exercise fanatic.