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Canyon Trail

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Address: Kokee State Park, Waimea, Kauai, HI
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+1 808-464-0840

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Great Hike with a Spectacular View

This hike is quite short, has minimal elevation change, yet delivers a world class view. Be patient...the glorious views don't happen until near the end of the trail, but it is... read more

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144 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This hike is quite short, has minimal elevation change, yet delivers a world class view. Be patient...the glorious views don't happen until near the end of the trail, but it is only a two mile hike out to the top of the Waipoo Falls. The trail can be quite slick in or after a rain (clay and mud), so be... More 

Thank pd2think
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Waimea Canyon is well worth the time it takes to get there by road.. It definitely is the Grand Canyon of the Pacific.

Thank Constance K
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37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful views and great workout. Some super steep areas so be sure to wear your hiking boots! Recommend a hat and water as well. If you have bad knees this is not the trail for you!

Thank Llisamarie
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37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Grand Canyon of Hawaii is Waimea Canyon on Kauai. The best part of our visit was the hike to the falls. The hike is up and down and is a bit taxing climbing 1000-1500 feet but is no more steep than stairs and is broken up with some flats quite nicely. At the end of the hike, you walk... More 

Thank BobBabooski
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Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

This undulating hike is just shy of four miles and has some amazing vistas and photography opportunities along the way. You will end up at the top of an 800 foot waterfall. If you pay close attention you can see goats in the canyon below. Not for the novice hiker, and not for the faint of heart. It is however,... More 

1 Thank ThatWaide G
Kennewick, Washington
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

Steep and slick in spots but we were glad we did it. Lovely waterfalls and wild flowers. Great views of the Waimea Canyon. We got to see feral goats and tropic birds as well.

Thank OutdoorBoomer
Prague, Czech Republic
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Actually I was surprised how easy this particular trail was. Awesome views around the way and waterfalls at the very end. Go there if you can!

Thank Inutihar
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

Awesome hike and can be completed in less than two hours! I would highly recommend this for anyone that enjoys hiking while they are in Kauai!

Thank rdanielcozy
San Ramon, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

1) You don't really see the falls, just a little precursor (unless you challenge your fear of heights and risk your neck by going way off trail.) The falls you see are so non-eventful that we thought we hadn't arrived so kept going for another mile. 2) It's not easy to follow the trail. When in doubt, go right. 3)... More 

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

My wife and I did the Canyon trail in Kauai. The trail was in pretty good shape and I would say easy-moderate difficulty. There are spots though that can be quite muddy, so be careful if it rained recently. There isn't too much to see on the trail, but the view of the Canyon near the end is breathtaking. There... More 

Thank Yohon2

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