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“kalalau valley”(24 reviews)
“alakai swamp”(11 reviews)
“pu'u o kila”(12 reviews)
A beautiful state park encompassing 4345 acres and containing 45 miles of scenic trails.
Kokee Rd, Hwy 550, Kekaha, Kauai, HI 96796
+1 808-335-9975
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The park is green and lush, has several well maintained trails and a small museum and some rustic cabins. The lookouts provides great views to the Na Pali Coast cliffs and valleys.

Thank Michelle Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The lookouts over the Napali coast is absolutely beautiful. I guess we were lucky with the weather as well as we had a clear view for minutes. Clouds tend to come and go. Starting to walk from the Pu`u O Kila lookout towards the Pihea...More

1  Thank HButting
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was such an easy trip to do by car we downloaded the Shaka Guide and off we went! You can see all the views from the lookouts no need to hike if you don’t want to. Tip get up early and get going car...More

Thank AussieKathy
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Arrive as early as possible since clouds can cause viewing issues as the day goes. Just a short walk to most viewing areas. All lookouts have restrooms - not fancy but they work!

1  Thank vtcc64
Reviewed 8 August 2018

This end-of-the-road park is totally worth the long, winding drive to get up here. The views are phenomenal! We saw the NaPali coast from a boat, and it was cool to see it from the other direction. We went up here twice, once on a...More

Thank Amy G
Reviewed 6 August 2018

All the way at the end of the Wiamea canyon is this lookout that will give you a sneak peek if the Na Pali Coast. Beautiful views of the ocean on the nwest shore.

Thank DLH10120
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Always a shock to go from 80-90 degrees and sunshine in Waimea to 50-60 and possibly mist and rain just up the mountain but that’s what makes this cloud forest so special. Plenty of hikes and trails to explore too! Bring a jacket just in...More

Thank Rick I
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

There’s no denying that Waimea Canyon is beautiful; however, in my opinion, Koke’e State Park steals the show. Once you’ve taken in the canyon, drive the extra 20 minutes to the end of the road to Koke’e State Park. Take in the views of the...More

1  Thank ouraqtlcr
Reviewed 14 July 2018

Great views of Na Pali coast. Challenging ridgeline trail with some slick spots. And an awesome boardwalk trail into the Alakai Swamps (access from the south requires 4x4 vehicle, but is much easier hiking than from the lookout to the west).

Thank scsprague
Reviewed 8 July 2018

Advise... go very early in the morning. This is your best chance to have clear skies on unlimited views like this picture. As the day goes on the clouds roll in an make the view muted and rain at best. That is most days anyway....More

Thank Michael J
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25 July 2018|
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Response from ouraqtlcr | Reviewed this property |
We stopped at the campsite gift shop in Koke’e and there is abundant parking. Looked like campers parked on the expansive lawn. The park is accessed via the same road you’d take to Waimea Canyon. It’s a straight shot! The... More
Paige A
11 July 2018|
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Response from Brett T | Reviewed this property |
Depends where you are. Heading out to Sugi grove you can get away w/o permits. At the state park they mainly check that each tent has a permit on it....they may check permit, just make sure each tent has a permit as in get a... More