The latest edition of the Sprout's top-selling guide is packed with new and updated activities, dozens of fresh photos, and a special Trailblazer Kids section for families headed to Hawaii's "adventure island." Popular among independent and active travelers, Trailblazer guides are known for their user-friendly format, readability, and sharp graphics. You'll find all the mountain ridges, tropical gardens, beaches, coves and lagoons, jungles, rivers, historic landmarks and cultural sites, coral reefs, ancient ruins, and coastal bluffs-all the places to get wet, muddy, and have fun on Kaua'i. Less energetic visitors will appreciate the book's driving tours, which hit the headliners along with the island's out-of-the-way charms. The authors have spent years exploring Kaua'i, and it shows. A Resource Links section gives visitor information and cultural contacts, recommended recreational outfitters, museums and attractions, Hawaiiana shops and hula shows, as well as a! hand-picked list of restaurants and places to stay. Safety precautions and traveling tips are not to be overlooked, and a Best Of section lets you select among activities to suit your mood. 119 hikes and strolls to mountain ridges, tropical gardens, beaches, jungles, coves, reefs, historic landmarks and ancient ruins, swamps, craters, forests, coastal bluffs and tide pools, towns, canyons, waterfalls and river valleys.
August 17, 2010
Their latest edition has color photos. Sure was useful for places that not many tourists know about. Directions detailed and easy to follow. Got mine at REI in Portland.
July 18, 2010
I own two other books in this series: Alpine Sierra Trailblazer and Maui Trailblazer. These guides are the best in the biz because of their detailed directions and unique take on hiking. Personality and accuracy define their work and that they fully illustrate their topics add to their value.
Kauai is definitely a hiker's dream and my 2010 edition is going with me in October.
December 27, 2009
More than ever, our vacations are far more enriching if we carry a guidebook along. If you like to take your time and absorb what's around you, stay as long as you want at the beach and not have to be on a time schedule, get the Trailblazer. It lead us to some phenomenal trails and hidden away beaches. Well worth the purchase. Directions are so good.
February 28, 2009
This is a guide that is intelligently written for outdoors people at all levels. They describe each activity in detail so you know what you're getting yourself into. Good maps, photos and necessary info for the best winter vacation we've ever taken.
November 26, 2008
I used it for ten days and found it rates far better than any of the other books out there for hiking on Kauai. It's upbeat, detailed, has maps and loads of photos. What a value for $16. Trails on Kauai are heaven on earth but there are no signs so you need a guide to get you to the trailhead. This is it.
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